Adaptive Organisms, M.Sc. | Radboud University | Nijmegen, Netherlands
24 months
17000 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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In the Master's Adaptive Organisms specialisation at Radboud University you will become an expert in the fundamental processes involved in stress adaptation of individual organisms, for example plants, micro-organisms and animals.

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In the Adaptive Organisms specialisation at Radboud University , 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 two internships. In this way, you’ll learn hands-on to work with advanced equipment to quantify stress responses and you’ll develop a critical research mentality.

Future career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation in Biology and Environmental Sciences
  • Adaptation Physiology of Animals
  • Symbiosis
  • Molecular Physiology of Plant Stress Adaptation
  • Genomics
  • Master Portfolio Biosciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entering the Master’s specialisation in Adaptive Organisms requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field of science. Your foreign Bachelor's degree must be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree obtained at a Dutch research university.
  • Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:
  • Genetics (6 credits)
  • Ecology (6 credits)
  • Plant Physiology (6 credits)
  • Animal Physiology (6 credits)
  • Biochemistry (6 credits)
  • Molecular Biology / Genomics (Big Data) (6 credits)
  • Additional 60 credits of biology-related courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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