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Science, Business & Policy

Are you starting your master’s degree programme next year, and would you like to focus on the business or policy side of science? You can combine most master’s programmes of our faculty with the Science, Business & Policy track. During this track, you will be offered all the right tools to function as a professional in business or policy organisations, including a six-month internship as a scientific advisor. The SBP track has been proven to give students a head start in their careers; most students are offered a job by their internship organisation, right after graduating.

Companies and government organisations like to make their decisions based on scientific knowledge. But how can science be translated to entrepreneurs and policymakers? Often they use other language and terminology. In the SBP track, you will learn how to bridge the worlds of science, business and policy.

You will learn to implement your science knowledge in companies and policy organisations. This is not only important for students who aspire an entrepreneurial business career, but also for all those researchers who wish to work within or collaborate with industry or governmental institutions. In practice, the SBP track prepares for the professional career of the majority of master’s students.

The subjects are endless. Think of combating bioterrorism, continuing or stopping gas extraction, developing policy for employees who often need to run night shifts, calculating the best options for wind turbines, etc. After finishing your master’s programme, you become ready for a career in Business, Policy or Science by becoming a science adviser, an entrepreneur, a policy advisor, a researcher or a PhD.

Science+ Business & Policy
Science+ Business & Policy

Summary of the track:

Name: Science, Business and Policy master track (SBP-profile)

Track is offered by: The Science and Society group , with guest lecturers

Language: English (except specific Dutch projects)

Title: I n addition to your MSc title, you will also receive a notification on your diploma supplement stating that you have met the requirements of the SBP variant.

Duration: 1 year, within the master’s programme of your choice.

ECTS: 60, Science and Business module 10 ECTS, Science and Policy module 10 ECTS and Internship 40 ECTS

Students per year: 65 max.

Enrolment : Registration for SBP study elements (two courses and internship) will start on the evening of 31 March/1 April, at 0:00 hr (via Progress). Until 14 April, second-year master's students planning to follow the full SBP variant (courses plus internship) will have priority over students planning only to take the courses; after this date, the order of registration will determine priority. Anyone who registers before 14 April will know around 20 April whether he/she will be admitted to SBP.

Requirements for Internship : In order for you to be eligible for the internship, the Acquisitions Tools & Career Management (ACTM) course is compulsory. During this course, you work out what you have to offer to society, consider in what direction you’d like to develop your career, learn how to apply for a job and how to write a CV—everything you need to find a suitable internship. The next ATCM course starts in the Spring. Enrolment for this course is still possible via Progress (SBP: Acq. Tools & Career Man. 14-14. sem.2 code: WNBIBEBA11). In case of enrolment by too many students, a second course will be organised in May.

Internships abroad : Internships abroad usually will take you more time and effort to organise, but they are certainly encouraged!

For all questions and comments on the SBP track, you may always send an email to info-sbp .
here for the SBP brochure.

The SBP master track is powered by the Science and Society Group at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Last modified:23 January 2018 3.32 p.m.