Entry requirements

For entry requirements please see our Admission and Application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Creating a culture of innovation is one of society’s greatest challenges. Innovation creates new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and can help tackle serious societal problems such as climate change or pandemics.

In this Master’s programme in Innovation Sciences you will learn how to transform new ideas, knowledge and inventions into marketable innovations. You will analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of these companies within the wider innovation system.

Areas of study

This two-year Master’s programme focuses on the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovation. After completing this programme, you will be able to link new technologies to human and economic wants and needs, as well as to the grand societal challenges. Especially around energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. What does innovation mean for economic growth, welfare, health care, climate change, energy security, mobility and sustainability?

Who are we looking for?

Utrecht University offers you a challenging setting in which to make a significant contribution to tomorrow's society. This programme will be of particular interest to students with a background in technology, health, life sciences, natural sciences or industrial engineering that wish to extend their technical background with knowledge about innovation management and social processes. Moreover, the programme is also of interest to talented students with a background in the social sciences (for example: economics, economics geography, entrepreneurship or business) that have demonstrated an affiliation with science and technology. As an Innovation Sciences student you may want to pursue a career in high-level consultancy, strategic research and development (R&D) management, policymaking, entrepreneurship, or academic research.

Programme objective

As an Innovation Sciences student you will analyse the various stages of the innovation process with a view to developing effective strategies for promoting innovation. The aim of this programme is to give you an insight into the nature of technological change and the conditions affecting knowledge production. It also aims to give you an understanding of the societal uptake of innovations and the role of company networks, research institutes, governments, and other stakeholders.

Information for international students

Institutional fee 2017-2018: € 18,201 (non EU/EEA).

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2,006 (NL/EU)
International students
€ 18,201 (non EU/EEA)

Statutory fee - fulltime 2017-2018: € 2,006 (NL/EU) (for exceptions see Tuition Fees and Financial Support)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Geosciences
Email
mscinfo.geo@uu.nl
Phone
+31(0)30 253 27 23