Biology

Radboud Universiteit

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Deze opleiding

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Integrating all levels of organisation, from molecules up to ecosystems, to understand the mechanisms that lie underneath environmental adaptation.

Would you like to specialise in fundamental processes involved in the stress response? Or in ecosystem dynamics so that you can contribute to species protection and nature recovery? You could otherwise dive into ecological issues or walk the line between biological and medical sciences. At Radboud University, you can choose from eight specialisations to define your field of interest within Biology.

Within each specialisation, you'll have plenty of room to customise your programme. A great deal involves internships; the best way to develop your knowledge and skills and to prepare yourself for your future career. You can get trained in research in order to become a PhD candidate, or focus on societal, policy and business issues and solutions.
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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc Biology
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 januari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66860
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

Together, the specialisations within the Master's in Biology cover the whole range from molecule to organism and ecosystem, which means you have ample choice to define your exact study path.
  • You'll have the option to perform a half-year internship abroad and thus get an extensive experience in scientific methods in an international setting.
  • The courses and internships take place in a stimulating, personal setting.
  • Radboud University has close ties with the Institute for Water and Wetlands Research (IWWR), a leading institute in wetland ecosystem and stress biology research.
  • Radboud University has close relationships with water authorities, counties and other related organisations, such as Natuurplaza.
  • Radboud University just opened a new greenhouse complex and offers students the possibility to work with advanced research equipment and techniques, like electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing.


Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masteravond Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masteravond op donderdag 16 november 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.
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.

Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Adaptive Organisms

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.

specialisatie Communities and Ecosystems

This Master's specialisation aims to unravel the ecosystem dynamics in order to contribute to species protection and nature recovery.

An ecosystem is a complex equilibrium consisting of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master's specialisation you'll get insight in the relations between different communities and how they react to environmental stress. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature protection and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, for example water purification.

With two internships, there's a strong focus on research. Some students choose to perform research at the leading Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR) in Nijmegen, while others rather work at a company, water authority or NGO. How do you want to make your contribution to nature? We'll help you find a topic and internship organisation in your field of interest.

specialisatie Water and Environment

This Master's specialisation lets you dive into ecological issues on all size scales and connecting scientific findings to societal implications or environmental policies.

In this specialisation you'll be trained to become an environmental expert, analysing the human impact on nature. This might require a change of perspective: whereas biologists are used to argue from a specific organism, we start with a stressor, such as the emission of carbon dioxide or toxic agricultural pesticides. You'll learn to unravel the effects of such stressors on all size scales, from cells to ecosystems.

This all-encompassing view is a great advantage at the job market, where there's a great need for environmental experts who can make the connection between science and society. Think of researchers, policy makers, risk analysers or project managers. Because we focus on aquatic ecosystems and wetlands, our graduates have a head-start when it comes to pertaining positions at water boards or within water-related projects.

Interested in obtaining a double Dutch-German degree in this field of science? Please have a look at our double degree Master's in Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management .

specialisatie Microbiology

This Master's specialisation focuses on improving health and environment, and providing in-depth insight into present-day clinical microbiology and microbial research in general.

In this specialisation you will study the interface between fundamental and applied ecology and medical microbiology. As a Master's student you will be part of a Microbiology research department that is at the forefront in the areas of environmental, medical, and molecular microbiology.

Microbiology at Radboud University focuses on the functioning of microorganisms and their potential for improving our health and the environment. Think of applications in energy-efficient societal waste processing or next generation vaccines. As the programme contains more than one year of academic research, you will gain extensive hands-on experience in microbial research.

  1. Science in Society
  2. Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management
  3. Science, Management and Innovation
  4. Science and Education

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
computer exercise, excursion, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, practicum, project, internship, tutorial, self study
objectives
The programme depends on the specialisation you choose to follow.
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 januari 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 10360
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10360
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 10360
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10360
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.
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelorWO Bachelor Biologie
WO masterWO master in een relevante richting.
hbo bachelorRelevante HBO-opleidingen als HLO, Tweedegraads Biologie en diverse opleidingen van Larenstein bieden toegang tot een schakelprogramma van 30 ec.
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
In order to get admission to this Master's you'll need a completed Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related discipline with relevant subjects.

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

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

183 studenten volgen deze opleiding
42% daarvan is vrouw
21 eerstejaars gestart in 2015
43% daarvan is vrouw
18901 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

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studievereniging biologie en medische biologie

Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/19 Radboud Universiteit
Biology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/19 Radboud Universiteit
Science, Management and Innovation
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/19 Radboud Universiteit
Science in Society
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/19 Radboud Universiteit
Microbiology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/19 Radboud Universiteit
Adaptive Organisms
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/19 Radboud Universiteit
Communities and Ecosystems
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/19 Radboud Universiteit
Science and Education
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
8/19 Radboud Universiteit
Water and Environment
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/19 Radboud Universiteit
Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/19 Universiteit Leiden
Biology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/19 Universiteit Leiden
Animal Sciences and Health
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/19 Universiteit Leiden
Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/19 Universiteit Leiden
Microbial Biotechnology and Health
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/19 Universiteit Leiden
Education
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
15/19 Universiteit Leiden
Science-Based Business
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/19 Universiteit Leiden
Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
17/19 Universiteit Leiden
Plant Sciences and Natural Products
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
91% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/19 Rijksuniversiteit
Biology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/19 Wageningen University
Biology
€ 282 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
inhoud3.83.9
docenten3.84.0
studiefaciliteiten3.93.6
studielast3.53.6
studiebegeleiding3.63.6

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

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

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation, our students quickly take up positions as researchers in universities, research institutes, government departments, companies or in industry. And – often after obtaining their PhD degree – they also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example as a communications or policy officer.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

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salaris na 1,5 jaar slecht
kans op een vaste baan slecht
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aansluitende masteropleidingen

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Potentiële beroepen

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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 24 361 23 45
Conny Mooren

Student advisor; for programme-related questions

E: biology@ru.nl
T: +31 24 365 22 81
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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