Microbiology, M.Sc. in Netherlands

Radboud University

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 Apr 2019


Microbiology at Radboud University focuses on the functioning of microorganisms and their potential for improving our health and the environment. Think of applications in energy-efficient societal waste processing or next generation vaccines. As the program contains more than one year of academic research, you will gain extensive hands-on experience in microbial research.

Career prospects

After graduation, our students can take up a position as a:

  • Researcher at a university or research institute
  • Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company
  • Researcher at a governmental research institute
  • Consultant at a governmental agency, like a ministry
  • Consultant at a consulting firm
  • Risk analyser
  • Policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO
  • Project coordinator in water or ecosystem management
  • Communications officer at an environmental organisation
  • Teacher in biology (College or secondary education level)

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction and Orientation in Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology & Metabolism
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbial Cell Structure & Function
  • Host-microbe Interactions
  • Medical Microbiology & Virology

Academic Requirements

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Medical Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Microbial Biochemistry or related area

All students must have passed preliminary examinations in the following subjects, containing the subject matter of the following well-known international textbooks (or equivalent literature):

  • Experimental skills: 12 EC of practical courses or an experimental Bachelor’s thesis on Microbial Physiology, Microbial Ecology, or Microbial Genetics or Biochemistry
  • General microbiology: 6 EC e.g. Brock Biology of Microorganisms (Pearson)
  • Biochemistry: 3 EC e.g. Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson, Cox & Lehninger (Macmillan)

Detailed Program Facts

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