Medical Biology

Unravelling the cellular and molecular workings of the human system by translating fundamental biomedical discoveries into applied clinical practice and public health issues.

Are you going to bridge the gap between early biomedical research results and clinical practice? Or would you rather get your hands on DNA, RNA and protein laboratory research? You can also delve into neuro-biological and neuro-computational mechanism of the brain.

The Master’s in Medical Biology at the Radboud University focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the human system; either on the surface of biological and medical science, human epigenomics or the brain. We therefore offer these topics in close collaboration with the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS), the Radboud university medical centre (Radboudumc), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI).

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.

Why study Medical Biology at Radboud University?

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. Thanks to our large worldwide network of cooperating research groups, you’ll have plenty of options.

The courses and internships take place in a stimulating, personal setting.

Radboud University offers internships at multiple related research institutes, such as the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS), the Radboud university medical centre (Radboudumc), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI),

As a Master’s student, you can choose to perform an internship at a related international institute aswell (EMBL, the Max-Planck Institute, Cambridge University, US-based institutes, etc).

Our medical biologists stand out in the fields of animal and human physiology, human genetics and disease, and molecular and cellular clinical studies.