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MScBiology: Microbiology

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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In this specialisation, you will work on improving health and environment, by studying, applying, and manipulating microorganisms. You will study the interface between fundamental, applied and medical microbiology. As a Master’s student you will be part of a Microbiology research department that is at the forefront in the areas of environmental, medical, and molecular microbiology.

Master’s Microbiology: something for you?

- Work with state-of-the-art bio-reactors, electron microscopy and mass spectroscopy equipment, and facilities for molecular methods.
- Follow medical as well as general microbiology courses, which enables you to choose the topics that interest you the most.
- Internships at multiple research institutes, including departments at the University Medical Centre (Radboudumc)
- The research of the Microbiology department has won many prestigious science prizes, including three ERC Advanced Grants, a Spinoza Prize, and two Gravitation Grants.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Microbiology is taught at the Science Faculty. It has a course load of 120 EC* (2 years). The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

After graduation, the students can take up a position as a:

- Researcher at a university or research institute
- Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company
- Researcher at a governmental research institute
- Consultant at a governmental agency, like a ministry
- Consultant at a consulting firm
- Risk analyser
- Policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO
- Project coordinator in water or ecosystem management
- Communications officer at an environmental organisation
- Teacher in biology (College or secondary education level)

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