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What will I learn?

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.

What will you learn?

In this programme, you benefit from an extensive collaboration between the Faculty of Science and university medical centers in the field of Human Biology. You’ll get the best of both worlds: a thorough background in for example molecular oncology, human genetics, physiology and metabolism as well as a clinical view on diseases. During your internships, you’ll perform your own experiments, under the supervision of one of our top researchers.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Human Biology

After graduation, our students quickly take up positions as researchers in government departments, research organisations and medical or pharmaceutical companies. However, many of our 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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€17,000.00 (13,88,889) 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

An international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. Entering the Master’s specialisation in Human Biology requires a Bachelor’s degree in: In any case, your previous education has to include courses on human anatomy and physiology.

Medical Biology
Molecular Life Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biology, with a minor in Medical Biology, Neurobiology or Medicine
or equivalent

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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