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Master's specialisationHuman Biology

Combine fundamental human biology with clinical studies. Bridge the gap between biomedical research results and clinical practice. Get the chance to work together with scientists from highly regarded research groups.

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Something for you?

  • Bridge the gap between fundamental biomedical research and clinical treatments.
  • Stand out in the human biology field of your choice.
  • Complete your internship at one of the research institutes connected to Radboud University.
  • Travel abroad thanks to our wide network of cooperating research groups.
Why in Nijmegen?
Molecular Biology Lab

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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What will you learn

Courses in the specialisation will provide you with a solid background in human molecular biology and animal models. You will apply this knowledge in developing clinically-oriented research questions. Thanks to extensive collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Radboudumc, you become familiar with both perspectives.

The specialisation starts off with three main topics: Translational Genomics, Molecular Therapeutics, and Stem Cell BiologyOnce you have completed these, you can follow your own tracks to prepare for your internship of choice. 

Study programme

Future career opportunities

After graduation, you can take up positions as researchers at universities, hospitals, and medical and pharmaceutical companies. You can also apply your academic background to societal issues, taking positions as supervisors of clinical trials, consultants, policy officers, communications officers and teachers. 

Career prospects


You benefit from an extensive collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Radboudumc in the field of human biology. You 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 perform your own experiments, under the supervision of one of our top researchers.

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Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.