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voltijd master Molecular Life Sciences - Radboud Universiteit

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Exploring the molecular and cellular principles that lie at the basis of health and disease, and translate them into medical applications and solutions.

As a Molecular Life Sciences student your scope encompasses chemistry, biology and medical sciences. This is an excellent position to address challenging health issues, such as wound healing, genetically inherited diseases, or brain-related issues, like Alzheimer's disease. You'll get hands-on experience in the laboratory or with computer modelling, depending on the specialisation of your choice. What unites all specialisations is the starting point: exploring the basic principles of molecules and cells. From there, you cross over to finding clinically applicable solutions.

The Master's in Molecular Life Sciences the Radboud University focuses on a deeper molecular understanding of health and disease; in the fields of biology, chemistry and medical science. Within each specialisation you will have plenty of room to customise your programme. A large part 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 student, or focus on societal, policy and business issues and solutions.
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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc Molecular Life Sciences
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60303
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

Radboud researchers stand out in the fields of animal and human physiology, human genetics and disease, and molecular and cellular clinical studies.
  • You will get an extensive background in academic research.
  • Among the teaching staff are two ERC advanced grant and two ERC starting grant laureates.
  • Radboud University offers internships at multiple related research institutes, such as the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc), and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI).
  • Radboud University has close contacts with high-profile medically oriented groups on the Radboud campus and with international institutes, such as (EMBL, the Max-Planck Institute, Cambridge University, US-based institutes, etc).
  • A variety of collaborative research initiatives have been established between Faculty of Science researchers and Radboudumc researchers. These provide many possibilities for multidisciplinary research internships.
  • The courses and internships take place in a stimulating, personal setting.


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 Chemistry for Life

This Master's specialisation uses chemistry to understand life at the molecular level and interact with it.

In this specialisation, you'll focus on complex molecular systems in a biological context. The first step is to understand how cells work: which processes are essential to the functioning of a cell? Which proteins are involved? And what is the relation between their structure and functioning? Next, you can start to modify the working of the cell, addressing challenging problems, such as wound healing and drug delivery.

With this comprehensive theoretical basis in chemical biology and hands-on experience in a lab, you'll make an excellent candidate for an academic career. If you fancy a job outside of academia, you can also apply your background in a pharmaceutical company, or any other health oriented institution. We encourage you to explore your dream job during a second internship, which is a perfect stepping stone to your future career.

specialisatie Human Biology

The Master's specialisation in Human Biology teaches you to translate fundamental biomedical discoveries into applied clinical practice and public health issues.

The Human Biology specialisation combines fundamental human biology with clinical studies in a strong translational way. It provides you with extensive biological knowledge, and experience in working with animal and patient samples. In this way, you'll be trained to bridge the gap between biomedical research results and clinical practice.

This wouldn't be possible within the walls of the Faculty of Science. That's why there's an extensive collaboration between the Faculty of Science and university medical centers in the field of Human Biology. You'll get the best of both worlds: a thorough background in for example molecular oncology, human genetics, physiology and metabolism as well as a clinical view on diseases. This is an excellent background for a medical researcher or a job at the interface of science and society, such as a consultant, policy officer or communications advisor in the area of food or health.

specialisatie Medical Epigenomics

Medical epigenomics is the only Master's specialisation in the Netherlands covering the function of our epigenome, a key factor in regulating gene expression and in a wide range of diseases.

Our skin cells, liver cells and blood cells all contain the same genetic information. Yet these are different types of cells, each performing their own specific tasks. How is this possible? The explanation lies in the epigenome: a heritable, cell-type specific set of chromosomal modifications, which regulates gene expression.

The epigenome consists of small and reversible chemical modifications of the DNA or histone proteins, such as methylation, acetylation and phosphorylation. It changes the spatial structure of DNA, resulting in gene activation or repression. These processes are crucial for our health and also play a role in many diseases, like autoimmune diseases, cancer and neurological disorders. As epigenetic modifications are reversible, you can imagine the great potential of so-called epi-drugs.

In this specialisation, you'll study epigenetic mechanisms during development and disease from different angles. This includes studying DNA and RNA by next-generation sequencing and analysing proteins by mass spectrometry. In addition, you'll be trained to design computational strategies that allow the integration of these multifaceted, high-throughput data sets into one system.

specialisatie Neuroscience

Neuroscience is a flexible and interdisciplinary programme, which challenges you to use your specific knowledge to unravel the workings of the human brain.

Our brain contains many ingenious networks of millions of interconnected neurons. Together, they have a storage capacity and flexibility that far exceed modern supercomputers, or any artificial intelligent system. The Master's specialisation in Neuroscience aims at unravelling the neurobiological and neurocomputational mechanisms of this fascinating, complex system. We study the full spectrum from molecule to man, and from experiment to advanced theory and models.

Choose your own angle
Neuroscience at the Science Faculty ranges from biology to physics and mathematics, and will thus appeal to students from different Master's programmes. The programme can be readily adapted to your individual academic background – whether that is in the field of Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Computing Science. Apart from fundamental knowledge of the brain, the Neuroscience specialisation also provides you with a general background in the principles of complex systems, and of intelligent behaviour of living and artificial systems.

specialisatie Science in Society

Equipping you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society whilst getting a broader societal perspective that will be useful in a scientific career.

Science and technology clearly have a profound influence on society, but the reverse is also true: society significantly shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. Economic interests, public opinion and policy shifts are decisive for the shaping of science and technology. However, experience has shown that scientists on the one hand and the general public, government and businesses on the other aren't always able to clearly understand one another. That is why experts with a background in science and an understanding of social processes are indispensable.

This specialisation will therefore teach you how to build a bridge between scientific expertise and societal practices. You'll become a biologist, chemist, mathematician, etc. that reflects on the implications of scientific results and advises on how to turn this knowledge into practical use for policymaking or communication purposes. This reflection will not just be scientific; you'll also learn how to detect the philosophical, political and ethical side of issues. You'll make scientists familiar with social perceptions as much as you'll be advising governments and businesses or informing the general public.

specialisatie Science, Management and Innovation

This specialisation will teach you how innovation is managed in company strategies, how government designs policy and how that interacts with societal challenges.

Both the public sector and businesses struggle with the question of how to address sustainability, health, energy and IT security issues. Many of the challenges that society faces are rooted in the natural or computer sciences but have strong links to other disciplines. Solutions require scientists with an additional understanding of the societal aspects of these problems, and the ability to speak the language of and work with all possible stakeholders like scientists, civil servants and politicians.

The Master's specialisation in Science, Management and Innovation will therefore take you out of the lab and place you right in the heart of society. After the first year in which you broaden your knowledge in your scientific field, you'll learn the skills you can use to make a direct contribution to society. This contribution can range from the creation of policies that tackle social issues to project development or market research.

The combination of expertise – science, policy and business – is highly sought after and will prepare you for a dynamic career in business, a job in the public sector or in the a social (research) organisation.

  1. Science and Education

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
computer exercise, 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
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 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 Molecular Life Sciences, you can enrol for the specialisation of your choice.
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding

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

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19367 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

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

1/4 Radboud Universiteit
Molecular Life Sciences
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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2/4 Radboud Universiteit
Medical Epigenomics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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3/4 Maastricht University
Biomedical Sciences
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Wageningen University
Molecular Life Sciences
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2016
€ 282 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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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 oordeel44.2
inhoud44.2
docenten3.84.0
studiefaciliteiten3.93.8
studielast3.73.8
studiebegeleiding3.33.4

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.

Molecular Life Sciences aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 33 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Molecular life scientists often continue their research careers at universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies or public health authorities. Alternatively, our students quickly take up communication, management or educational positions in government departments, research organisations and medical, pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies.
current job market

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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
Drs. Gerrie Coppens

Student advisor; for programme-related questions

E: molecularlifesciences@ru.nl
T: +31 24 365 30 28
Meer informatie?
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