• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
As a Molecular Life Sciences at Radboud University 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 programme at Radboud University focuses on a deeper molecular understanding of health and disease; in the fields of biology, chemistry and medical science. This is embedded in the internship opportunities as well; the Faculty of Science works in close collaboration with, for instance, Radboud university medical center(Radboudumc), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life sciences (RIMLS) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.

All four specialisations of Molecular Life Sciences are closely associated with chemistry and medical biology. 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.

Career prospects

This programme provides you with the qualifications you need to start working on your PhD or in the field of communication, business and management or education. 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trends in Stem Cell Biology 
  • Epigenomics in health and disease
  • Transport and Metabolomics 
  • Systems neuroscience 
  • Computational Epigenomics 
  • Translational Genomics 
  • Molecular and cellular neurobiology 
  • Protein dynamics and networks 
  • Molecular Therapy
  • Behavioural neuroscience
  • Methods in neuroscience 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Molecular Life Sciences or related area.
  • Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma, with an adequate multidisciplinary basis in especially chemistry and biology and some physics and mathematics. 
  •  The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. 
  • The Admission Office will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.
English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12645 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12645 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


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