24 months
17000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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In this Master's specialisation in Medical Epigenomics at Radboud University you explore the identities of different cell types, and their functions as a product of the epigenome- a heritable, cell-type specific set of chromosomal modifications, which determines cell identity and regulates gene expression.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Medical Epigenomics focuses on the cell as one complex system and the epigenetic mechanisms during cell development and disease. This includes studying DNA and RNA by next-generation sequencing (epigenomics) and analysing proteins by mass spectrometry (proteomics).

Radboud University coordinates multiple large epigenetics projects, including projects on leukaemia, skin development, pluripotency, embryonic development, malaria and organoids.

This programme also works closely with high-profile, medically oriented groups on the Radboud campus and with international institutes (EMBL, Max-Planck, Marie Curie, Cambridge, US-based labs, etc). Master’s students have the opportunity to participate in these projects or arrange internships with these institutes.

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What will you learn?

  • Gain the background knowledge into epigenomics, as well as insight into current debates and ethics of the field
  • Learn to design computational strategies that allow the integration of multifaceted, high-throughput data sets into one system

  • Get experience working with state-of-the art technology in combination with biological software tools to study complete networks in cells

  • Gain research skills and learn how to generate and integrate high-dimensional data are in high demand both in the academia and in the industry

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find opportunities in a number of positions:

  • Researcher at a University or research institute
  • Researcher in the pharmaceutical or food industry
  • Teacher
  • Biological or medical consultant
  • Clinical researcher
  • Policy maker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protein Dynamics and Networks 
  • Epigenomics in Health and Disease 
  • Trends in Stem Cell Biology 
  • Computation for Biologists 
  • Human Fertility 
  • Oncology 
  • Principles of Systems Biology 
  • Advanced Endocrinology 
  • Apoptosis 
  • Molecular Therapy 
  • Translational Genomics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degreeAn international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted, and if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.Entering the Master’s specialisation in Medical Epigenomics requires a Bachelor’s degree in:
    • Medical Biology
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Biology, with a minor in Medical Biology, Neurobiology or Medicine
    • Molecular Life Sciences
    • ...or equivalent
  • A proficiency in English
Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:
  • Cell Biology/ Molecular Biology 6 EC
  • Biochemistry 6 EC
  • Genetics 6 EC
  • Experimental skills/ Lab Practical 6 EC
  • Bioinformatics 6 EC
  • Human Immunology 6 EC
  • DNA/ RNA technology 6 EC
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

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

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 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

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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