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MScMedical Biology: Medical Epigenomics

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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Our skin cells, liver cells, and blood cells all contain the same genetic information. Yet these are different types of cells, each performing their own specific tasks. How is this possible? The explanation lies in the epigenome: a heritable, cell-type-specific set of chromosomal modifications, which determines cell identity and regulates gene expression. Radboud University is world-leading in studying the epigenome and proudly offers the only Dutch Master’s specialisation on this topic.

Master’s in Medical Epigenomics: something for you?

- Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) is world-leading in studying the epigenome.
- State-of-the-art technologies with downstream bioinformatics analyses in one department, which is unique in Europe.
- Close contacts with high-profile medical groups on the campus and with international institutes.
- Do your internship in one of the large epigenetics projects, including projects on leukemia, skin development, pluripotency, embryonic development, malaria and organoids.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Medical Epigenomics 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

With this background, you can become a researcher at a:

- University or research institute;
- Pharmaceutical company, such as Synthon or Johnson & Johnson;
- Food company, like Danone or Unilever;
- Start-up company making use of -omics technology.

Apart from research into genomics and epigenomics, you could also work on topics such as miniaturising workflows, improving experimental devices, the interface between biology and informatics, medicine from a systems approach.

Alternative future jobs include:

- Biological or medical consultant;
- Biology teacher;
- Policy coordinator, regarding genetic or medical issues;
- Patent attorney;
- Clinical research associate.

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