Adaptive Organisms

Radboud Universiteit

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Deze opleiding

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This Master's specialisation offers a challenging research-orientated programme that covers the fundamental processes involved in stress responses of plants, micro-organisms and animals.

How do plants adapt in areas with regular flooding or drought? And what are the consequences of an increase of water acidity for a fish or a micro-organism? In the Adaptive Organisms specialisation, you'll become an expert in stress adaptation of individual organisms. Next to in-depth courses about molecular physiology, ecophysiology and quantitative biology, you'll spend at least a whole year performing your own experiments. In this way, you'll learn hands-on to work with advanced equipment including electron microscopes and mass spectrometers and you'll develop a critical research mentality.

Knowledge about stress adaptation is crucial for our society. Think of animal well-being, nature conservation, agriculture and biotechnology. Radboud University connects fundamental research to these real life situations, by collaborating with governmental organisations, NGOs and biotech companies. These are also the organisations where most Adaptive Organisms students end up after graduation or after obtaining their PhD, either as a researcher or in a research-related job such as policy officer or consultant.
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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc Biology
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66860
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

The courses include fieldwork and visits to research institutes and biotechnological companies.
  • You'll get an extensive background in academic research.
  • This specialisation is closely connected to the Institute for Water and Wetlands Research (IWWR), a leading institute in research to wet ecosystems and stress biology.
  • Radboud University opened a new greenhouse complex in 2015 and offers students the possibility to work with advanced research equipment and techniques, like electron microscopy mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing.
  • You'll get the chance to perform a half-year internship abroad.
  • The courses and internships take place in a stimulating, personal setting.


Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterdag Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masterdag op zaterdag 10 maart maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.
Masteravond Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masteravond op donderdag 15 november maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 150 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.

Studieprogramma

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Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, practicum, project, internship, tutorial, self study
objectives
This specialisation consists of:
  • Compulsory courses (15 EC)
  • Specialisation elective (3 EC)
  • Philosophy elective (3 EC)
  • Science electives (9 EC)
  • Free electives (6 EC)
  • Two internships (2 x 36 EC)
  • Literature thesis 1 (6 EC)
  • Literature thesis 2 / fieldwork (6 EC)
teachers
The courses take place in a very stimulating, personal setting. The lecturers are open to any question you might have on the course matter. They can also provide you with advice on internships or other study-related choices.
study abroad
You can choose to perform your elective courses or internship(s) abroad. There are for example close contacts with the Max Planck Institute in Germany. For other possibilities, you can always contact a lecturer or the student advisor.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 10360
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10360
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The application deadline is 1 May for students from within the EU/EAA. Dutch students can apply via www.studielink.nl. After admittance to the Master's programme in Biology, you can enrol for the specialisation of your choice.
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
In order to get admission to the Master's in Biology, you'll need a completed Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field of science.

studie kosten
bron: Radboud Universiteit
bedrag kostenpost
€ 700levensonderhoud
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 300visa/permitper jaar

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

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19367 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Erika Lizette de Leon Gallegos
The professors are experts in their fields

During my bachelor, I did several internships in the field of manufacturing. After I graduated, I continued with my work experience but in a completely different field.

I started to work in a water treatment company and since I had this opportunity I realized about all the water problems that we are facing such as pollution and scarcity, and not only in Mexico at national level but also at global level.

My motivation for continuing with my master studies was that I wanted to learn something that could give me the skills and tools to face these problems...
Then, I decided to do it abroad because on one hand as a professional experience, study and work in a developed country could give me a different perspective. On the other hand, as a personal experience could give me the chance to know a different culture and way of life.

Was the master programme a correct choice for me? Indeed, it was. First, the studies programme is well structured and includes a variety of courses that covers social, economic and scientific aspects that give to the students a general overview. Second, the professors are experts in their fields and they are willing to support the students anytime with doubts related to the courses. I was impressed because of the knowledge that some of them have regarding to the actual situation of my country and was really useful to hear from them some alternatives of solutions. And third, the group of master students is multicultural and multidisciplinary which is important to learn from different points of view.

So far, I can say that I am satisfied with everything, the master programme, the university and the city. The master programme was the best decision as I mentioned above. The university provides a lot of facilities to the students such as communication platform between students and professors, network access in everywhere and modern installations. Also it offers an excellent support for foreign students before and during the studies. Finally, the city of Nijmegen is small but beautiful with a fascinated biking tradition. For me, this was completely new and different but what I loved about this is that you can see people going to everywhere by bike because is cheaper, is healthy and the most important is that contributes to preserve the environment.

As a part of my master programme, I have to move to Germany for the coming semester and I am looking forward for it, I just hope to have a similar experience. Let see!"


lees verder ...
Christina Ferousi
Even more interesting than I thought

After obtaining my Diploma Degree in Biology from the University of Athens, I decided to pursue a master programme in a foreign University to broaden my knowledge and gain more experience in research.

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Moreover, Nijmegen is a small and friendly city, very suitable for someone who wants to stay focused on his/her studies and run an easy lifestyle. Needless to say, the difficulties I faced when I first arrived here were a lot. Although it is a European country, the Netherlands follow a quite different way of life which I had to adapt to. However, the very interesting and fascinating master programme partly compensated for this.

The main advantage of the Master Biology is that it includes two 6-month-duration internships which can also be prolonged. The obligatory courses I have to attend are just a few and this combination ends up to a long experience in the laboratory, which I am really keen on. Furthermore, Radboud University offers students the opportunity to go abroad, either to attend a course in a foreign University or carry out part or the whole of their internship there.

Since the middle of November, I am part of the Microbiology Group of Radboud University Nijmegen and I am working on my first project which deals with a very interesting and relatively new kind of microorganisms. The high-throughput equipment, the availability of all different materials and methods and the international and friendly atmosphere in the lab make this experience even more interesting than I thought.

I am not yet sure about my future plans, but I am convinced that this master programme will be a very helpful qualification either deciding to continue my studies pursuing a PhD or searching for a working position in the research field. An advice for everyone who is interested in studying here is to get prepared for the very demanding educational level and, of course, for the rainy and really cold weather.


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Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Adaptive Organisms aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 61 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation, our students quickly take up positions as researchers in universities, research institutes, government departments or companies. And – often after obtaining their PhD degree – they also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example as a communications or policy officer.
Every year, Radboud University offers about 5 to 10 PhD positions in this field of research. Of course, many graduates also apply for a PhD position at related departments in the Netherlands, or abroad.

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Contact

Admission Office

For general questions and questions on the admission procedure for international students

E: admissionoffice@ru.nl
T: +31 24 362 34 56
Conny Mooren

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E: biology@ru.nl
T: +31 24 365 22 81
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