As a Master’s student in our Science programme,you will find yourself at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics as you work to discover the secrets behind man, molecule and materials.
Programme The programme offers you considerable freedom to follow your own interests. At the start of the programme you will select one study area from the followingoptions:
- Chemistry for Life
- Functional Genomics
- Particle and Astrophysics
- Physical Chemistry of Molecules and Materials
- Physics of Molecules and Materials
Within the area you can choose from several specialisations ranging from material science to neural networks and from neurobiology to organic chemistry and nanoscience.
The programme is structured as follows:
- Major internship including 12 EC theory (60 EC)
- Minor internship including 6 EC theory (30 EC)
- Elective courses and philosophy (30 EC)
For the internships there is a personal supervisors with whom the subjects and research programmes are determined. There is the opportunity to do part of the internships abroad.
Top research and equipment The programme is closely linked to two internationally recognised Nijmegen institutes: the Institute for Molecules and Materials and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Both have state-of the-art equipment capable of identifying the characteristics of molecules, materials and the human brain. There are the magnets in the High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML), the NMR and MRI facilities, the free electron laser and the NanoLab. Little wonder that both institutes attract top scientists from all over the world. As a Master’s student you will find yourself in a dynamic research environment working alongside scientists who are leaders in their field.
Career prospects Most of our graduates continue to do a PhD, either in Nijmegen or elsewhere. Our institutes have various vacancies every year. Graduates also find employment as researchers and managers in industry, in the commercial sector and in research institutes.
1.A completed Bachelor's degree in Science or related area
In order to get admission to this Master’s you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Science that is the equivalent of a Dutch university diploma. Bachelor's degrees in related subjects (Chemistry, Physics) from foreign universities will be checked for their level of knowledge in the three core disciplines before they can be admitted.
2.A proficiency in English
The language requirements for Master's programme in Science differ from the general language requirements!
In order to take part in the programme, you need to have fluency in English, both written and spoken. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
- TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based)
- IELTS score of ≥6.5
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher
Deadlines Programmes starting in September
- Non-EEA students: 1 April.
- EEA students: 1 May.
Both the Keuzegids Masters and the Bachelor’s programme information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten have now designated Radboud University as the ‘Best General University’ in the Netherlands.
Last updated March 24, 2016