Advanced Functional Programming in Haskell

This course explores some of the more advanced language features of Haskell, a state-of-the-art functional programming language, together with some of its theoretical background.

Student fee


Course Level
ECTS credits
1.5 ECTS
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


Typed functional programming languages allow for the rapid development of robust programmes. The course aims to teach not only the more advanced Haskell features, such as GADTs or type families, but also the underlying theory. Besides the lectures, there are numerous supervised lab sessions to help you come to grips with the material covered in class.

We expect students to have a basic familiarity with Haskell already. You should be able to write recursive functions over algebraic data types, such as lists and trees. There is a great deal of online material freely available that covers this material. If you've already started learning Haskell and are looking to take your functional programming skills to the next level, this is the course for you.

The course covers a variety of intermediate topics, including type-level programming, monad and monad transformers, laziness, and testing.

Target audience

The course is targeted at (advanced) BSc or MSc students, (professional) developers, or anyone with an interest in functional programming in Haskell.

Aim of the course

Participants will learn a modern programming paradigm. The acquired knowledge will not only enable participants to contribute to programming projects using Haskell – it will also enable them to apply the concepts they have learned to other projects, making them better programmers in any language.

Study load

The course takes one week, with a few hours of lectures per day. We will offer supervised lab sessions to practice with the material taught in the lectures.

More information can be found on our website (currently, this is the information from 2023, will be updated soon):


  • Course fee: €750.00
  • Student fee: €250.00
  • Included: Course + course materials + mealplan
  • Housing fee: €200
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

We will charge a registration fee of € 750 (or € 250 for students) to cover our expenses. If this is problematic for you for any reason at all, please email the organisers and we can try to offer you a reduced rate or a fee waiver.

Additional information

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order once you apply for this course.