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Radboud University

Master Postgraduate Nijmegen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary This Master's specialisation focuses on improving health and environment, and providing in-depth insight into present-day clinical microbiology and microbial research in general.
Course description In this specialisation you will study the interface between fundamental and applied ecology 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. Microbiology at Radboud University focuses on the functioning of microorganisms and their potential for improving our health and the environment. Think of applications in energy-efficient societal waste processing or next generation vaccines. As the programme contains more than one year of academic research, you will gain extensive hands-on experience in microbial research.
Study subjects The Master's specialisation in Microbiology is taught at the Science Faculty. It has a course load of 120 EC (2 years). Apart from compulsory courses and electives, a large part of this Master's programme/specialisation consists of internships. You'll thus get an extensive experience in performing experiments in your field of interest.
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Science
Information about the institution Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands.


Admission requirements
  1. Experimental skills: 12 EC of practical courses or an experimental Bachelor's thesis on Microbial Physiology, Microbial Ecology, or Microbial Genetics or Biochemistry General microbiology: 6 EC e.g. Brock Biology of Microorganisms (Pearson) Biochemistry: 3 EC e.g. Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson, Cox & Lehninger (Macmillan) Molecular Biology: 3 EC e.g. Molecular Cell Biology by Lodish et al. (W.H. Freeman) Chemistry: 3 EC e.g. Chemistry by McMurry & Fay (Pearson) Mathematics, statistics or physics: 3 EC e.g. College Physics by Serway, Faughn & Vuille (Brooks/Cole) Basic understanding of the following subjects is required: Metagenomics or genomics, Bioinformatics, Immunology
  2. Please also supply a motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) that includes: a short description of your previous education, an explanation of why you want to take part in this specialisation, an indication of your future ambitions
  3. The selection procedure may include an interview.
  4. A completed Bachelor's degree in Biology, Medical Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Microbial Biochemistry or related area
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Sep 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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