• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Toxicology and Environmental Health programme offered by Utrecht University trains you to become an expert in the fundamentals of toxicology, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. Learn to assess the risks present in everyday life.

About

We come into contact with a vast number of chemical, biological, and physical agents that could do us harm. These agents are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even the food we eat. We encounter them when we travel, when we work or when we use consumer goods such as cosmetics or electrical equipment. Determining the source of these risks, and quantifying their effects, requires collaboration by experts across a host of different disciplines.

Why you should study the Toxicology and Environmental Health programme offered by Utrecht University?

  • Gain the knowledge to perform a multidisciplinary risk assessment by making use of toxicological and epidemiological data.
  • Learn to understand the biological, chemical, and physical environmental health hazards, both indoors and outdoors, as well as their potential impact on human health.
  • It provides the freedom to define your own Master’s programme. Choose your own internships and electives in any subject.
  • Follow your Master’s programme at UMC Utrecht, one of the largest academic medical centers in the Netherlands with state-of-the-art facilities.

Careers

Completion of this Master’s programme will provide you with a strong research background and a broad basic knowledge in both toxicology, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, and risk assessment. These will enable you to pursue a career in academia (a PhD) or in more applied directions including R&D (research and development), communication, or consultancy.

The fact that you have had the chance to acquire extensive experience in doing research independently in a major and minor research project will make you an attractive candidate for a position in the field of toxicology and environmental health or life sciences in general anywhere in the world.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Principles in Toxicology and Environmental Health
  • Effects Assessment in Toxicology and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Exposure Science
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Environmental Sciences or other relevant Science programme.
  • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills. Basic knowledge in statistics and in depth knowledge and insight in the field of toxicology and epidemiology.
  • Academic performance. Overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables), and grades for relevant courses.  
  • High level of academic competences.
  • Personal competences

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Bright Minds Fellowships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Tuition fee loan
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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