In the first semester of the second year you create your own study programme by taking courses or tutorials on offer in other tracks of this programme, in other Master's programmes at Utrecht University, a university elsewhere in the Netherlands, or abroad. You may also opt for one of the general electives on offer in the Research Master's programme. The aim of this semester is to invest in knowledge and skills specifically for your personal research interests, in preperation of writing your thesis during the second semester.
You can find an overview of all electives here. Please note that some electives require approval for participation by the course- or programmecoordinator.