Filine van den Bosch

Portrait Filine van den Bosch
I have more self-study hours now compared to my previous education, I've learned to be more independent.
Name
Filine van den Bosch
Programme
Human Biology
Study start date
Current role
Student Human Biology
Previous education
Bachelor's Biomedical Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences

Filine van den Bosch is a Master's student Human Biology at Radboud University. In the first year of the programme Filine wrote a testimonial about the Master's and atmosphere in Nijmegen. 

What do you like about the Master's specialisation and why? 

My previous education was mainly practical. I finished my Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Research at the HAN University of Applied Sciences and decided to apply for the Pre-Master's and Master's programme at Radboud University. One of the things I like the most about Human Biology specialisation is the amount of freedom in picking courses I really enjoy. Because I have more self-study hours now compared to my previous education, I've learned to be more independent.

What do you think about the atmosphere in class?

Despite sometimes having lectures in big groups, all the teachers are very committed to their students. They are all willing to help and answer questions whenever they can. The atmosphere is very pleasant.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s specialisation?

The transition of HBO (applied sciences) to Radboud university felt like quite a big step. The amount of information and intensive courses at the beginning was something I needed to get used to. However, all the teachers are more than willing to help out and explain topics multiple times. This way I could conquer this obstacle.

Are you currently doing an internship?

I am currently in my first Master's year, doing an internship at the Hematology department of Radboudumc. I am working on new immunotherapy against ovarian cancer. Super interesting!

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? 

The most positive thing about this degree is that it is quite broad, which means that there are many job opportunities. This involves the academic setting or more company-related jobs. I still hesitate whether I want to do a PhD after my Master's degree or see first if I can get some more experience in the pharmaceutical industry. There are so many possibilities.