Career prospects

After your studies

Molecular Life Sciences graduates from Radboud University end up in a wide range of jobs. Ten years after starting their careers those who do not have PhDs mainly work as managers in a technological environment. Graduates with PhDs often become specialists with managerial roles. They continue with research in research departments at Radboud University or at other universities at home or abroad.

Possible occupations

  • Researcher at a R&D department in industry
  • Researcher at a research institute or medical centre
  • Project manager/general manager
  • Advisor, consultant
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Inspector or controller

Continue with a Master's

With a Bachelor's degree in Molecular Life Sciences, you can advance to Master's specialisations in Molecular Sciences, Medical Biology or programmes at the Faculty of Medicine (Radboudumc). Or you can get your teaching qualification by doing a Master's in education.

Molecular Sciences


Medical Biology


Society/management specialisations

You can choose to combine one of the research specialisations above with a societal/management specialisation. The first year of your Master's will consist of your research curriculum, and in your second year you can shift to one of the 1-year specialisations below.


Faculty of Medicine

Educational Master's

The Master's in science education combines chemistry subjects, didactics and internships, which trains you to become a qualified teacher in secondary or higher education.

Put your studies to work!

To prepare you for finding a job, Radboud University offers various forms of job market orientation, so that you can prepare for your future during your studies. Career Service Science assists students and young alumni with their journey into the job market. You can contact them for help with job orientation, application tips, and information about internships and vacancies. Furthermore, students organise the BBB Career Event each year, the ideal place for students and employers to meet.


After graduation: what's next? 

Sjoerd Postma studied Molecular Life Sciences and now works as a Patent Attorney in Arnhem. In this video he talks about his work at V.O. Patents & Trademarks.