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MScMedical Biology: Human Biology

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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The Human Biology specialisation combines fundamental human biology with clinical studies. It provides you with extensive biological knowledge and experience in working with animal and patient samples. In this way, you’ll be trained to bridge the gap between biomedical research results and clinical practice.

Master’s in Human Biology: something for you?

- Bridge the gap between fundamental biomedical research and clinical treatments.
- Radboud biologists and clinicians stand out in the fields of animal and human physiology, human genetics and disease, and molecular and cellular biomedical studies.
- Internships at multiple research institutes are offered, such as Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences and Donders Institute.
- Do an internship abroad thanks to the wide network of cooperating research groups.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Human Biology is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

After graduation, the students quickly take up positions as researchers in government departments, research organisations, and medical or pharmaceutical companies. However, many of the graduates also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example as a communications or policy officer. In general, clinical biologists end up as a:

- Researcher in a hospital or a university
- Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company
- Supervisor of clinical trials
- Consultant in the area of health or food
- Policy officer in the area of health or food
- Communications officer at a hospital or a governmental organisation, like RIVM
- Teacher in biology or medical biology

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States