Research course

Medical Biology

Radboud University · Faculty of Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree

An international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Examination Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted, and if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies. Entering the Master’s specialisation in Clinical Biology requires a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Medical Biology
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology, with a minor in Medical Biology, Neurobiology or Medicine
  • ...or equivalent

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

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Months of entry


Course content

The Master's in Medical Biology focuses on molecular and cellular life processes at the cutting edge of fundamental biology and medical scientific research. This programme allows you to explore your interests and examine the mechanisms of human health and disease at the molecular, cellular and system levels. The programme combines traditional human biology with clinical studies in order to bridge the gap between biomedical research and clinical practice.

Our programme is unique because it is a combination of fundamental research and the translation of its findings into clinical applications. This is facilitated by our close cooperation with the University Medical Centre.

Specialisations within the Master's in Medical Biology

At the beginning of the first year, all students follow an orientation course before they choose one of the following Master's specialisations:

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme could find positions in a wide variety of organisations:

  • Researcher at hospitals, universities or companies
  • Supervisor of clinical trials
  • Consultant specialising in health or food
  • Policy officer in health policy
  • Communications officer
  • Teacher

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 18,296
International students
EU €2,530 p/a Non EU € 18,296 p/a

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Information