1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in Biology or related area
2. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90(internet based)
•A 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
Concerns about how organisms and the environment affect each other is an issue of modern global society. How humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment is the central question in Radboud University Master´s in Biology. The mechanisms that lie underneath this adaptation are studied at all levels, ranging from the smallest living entities, such as molecules, cells and pollen until larger entities such as ecosystems, river courses and entire populations. You can choose one of the following specialisations: Adaptive organisms, Communities and Ecosystems, Microbiology or Water and Environment.
You can choose one of the following specialisations:
This specialisation has its prime focus on processes at the sub-organismal level. Using the latest molecular and physiological tools the adaptations of organisms to environmental stresses are studied. The regulatory mechanisms are understood, including the genetic constraints, the physiological plasticity and the evolutionary history of the responses of organisms that we see.
Communities and Ecosystems
This specialisation focuses on the ecology of units of interacting individuals, in populations, communities and ecosystems. The biodiversity is analysed and functionally related to the hydrology, nutritional status and landscape configuration of the ecosystem. Ecogenomics tools are applied to obtain information on unknown components such as microbial composition or evolutionary history of populations.
Water and Environment
This specialisation focuses on the insight needed to tackle problems such as climate change, flooding, eutrophication, chemical pollution, habitat fragmentation and bio-invasions. We provide you with the laboratory, field and assessment tools needed to protect ecosystem and human health in the context of multiple environmental pressures. If you wish, you can further specialise in Transnational Water Management (TWM), an international program set-up together with the University of Duisburg-Essen, or in Human and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) of chemicals, carried out together with the Radboud University Medical Centre.
Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management (TWM)
Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management (TWM) is an international double degree Master´s programme set up together with the University of Duisburg-Essen (in Germany). If you choose to follow this sub-track of the specialisation in Water and Environment, you will spend half of the study time at Radboud University, and the other half at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In addition to that, after successfully completing the Master studies you will receive a Double Master´s degree from both universities. Follow the link above to learn more about the programme and application details of this joint degree programme.
This specialisation is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university or at a company. However, many of our students also end up in health care, business services, governmental organisations or trade institutions. Graduates work, for example, as researchers, consultants, policy coordinators and teachers.
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