Medical Biology

SubjectMedical Science, Biology


Type of DegreeMSc

EU FeesEUR 2,168


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Course Description

Is your passion linked to the human system? Are you interested in the workings of the brain, or would you be the one that bridge the different understandings of fundamental biological processes and health and disease in humans? Your choice might be Medical Biology!

Where studying Biology starts with a fascination for life, Medical Biology shares this trait and specifies it towards the human system. The Master's in Medical Biology in Nijmegen focuses strongly on molecular and cellular life processes at the cutting edge of fundamental biology and medical scientific research.

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 five Master's tracks:

During the first year of the Master's programme there is a strong emphasis on experimental research. You will gather a lot of practical experience in the field of research to prepare you for a career as an (international) scientist. The second year allows you to look beyond the scope of science and build a bridge between science and the public, in the field of communication, management or education.


Education is closely linked to on-going research within the Institute for Water and Wetlands Research, the Institute of Neuroscience and the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences. Nijmegen's biologists are experts in the fields of animal physiology at system level as well as at cellular and molecular level. But they also are top researchers in the fields of human health, disease and development.

Personal tutor

The programme offers you many opportunities to follow your own interests under the guidance of a personal tutor. Each time you start a research internship you will select a research group and be allocated a supervisor. Together you will decide which research to carry out and the specialisations and subject choices that most effectively support it. In practice you will be occupied for four days a week with your own research and one day will be devoted to lectures.

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