Human Biology Master's specialisation

MasterHuman Biology

Combine fundamental human biology with clinical studies. You will be trained to 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.
  • Work in your internship at multiple research institutes connected to Radboud University.
  • Do an internship abroad thanks to our wide network of cooperating research groups.
Why in Nijmegen?
Working in a Molecular Biology Lab

Admission requirements

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

Admission and application
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What will you learn

Human Biology at Radboud University connects fundamental biological research to clinical treatments. The courses will provide you with a solid background in human molecular biology and animal models, which you’ll apply in developing clinically-oriented research questions. As there’s an extensive collaboration between the Faculty of Science and the Radboud University medical center, you’ll become familiar with both perspectives. This Master’s specialisation starts off with three main topics: Translational Genomics, Molecular Therapeutics, and Stem Cell Biology. Thereafter, you can follow your own tracks, such as human physiology, to become optimally prepared for your biomedical internship of choice.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

After graduation, our students quickly take up positions as researchers at universities, hospitals, and medical and pharmaceutical companies. However, many of our graduates also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example, as supervisors of clinical trials, consultants, policy officers, communications officers, or teachers.

After your studies


In this programme, 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?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


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.