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What will I learn?

Knowledge about stress adaptation is crucial for our society. Think of animal well-being, nature conservation, agriculture and biotechnology. We offer a challenging research-orientated programme that covers the fundamental processes involved in stress responses of plants, micro-organisms and animals. At Radboud University, we connect fundamental research to these real life situations, by collaborating with governmental organisations, NGOs and biotech companies.

What will you learn?

In the Adaptive Organisms specialisation, you’ll become an expert in stress adaptation of individual organisms. Next to in-depth courses about molecular physiology, ecophysiology and quantitative biology, you’ll spend at least a whole year performing your own experiments. In this way, you’ll learn hands-on to work with advanced equipment including electron microscopes and mass spectrometers and you’ll develop a critical research mentality.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Adaptive Organisms

After graduation, our students quickly take up positions as researchers in universities, research institutes, government departments or companies. And – often after obtaining their PhD degree – they also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example as a communications or policy officer. In general, our graduates end up 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 institute or NGO
  • Consultant in agriculture or nature conservation
  • Policy officer
  • Communications officer at nature organisation
  • Teacher in biology (HBO or secondary education level)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€17,000.00 (13,73,183) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

A completed Bachelor's degree

Entering the Master’s specialisation in Adaptive Organisms requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field of science.

An international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission's Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted.

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 + subscores ≥ 22;
IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall + subscores ≥ 6,0 + writing subscore ≥ 6,5;
Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: C or higher.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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