This year the first regular Master Students will enrol. This booklet is specially for them, but also old-style doctoral students will find ample information about research groups and master courses to fill their days and shape their programme exactly to their liking.
For that is the simple goal of a Masters study: Find joy in becoming an expert in a field that you like to work in, whether that be biophysical chemistry, or theory of solid state physics, or science communication, every student here has a chance to study in a top-research environment, follow state-of-the art caput-courses and participate in front-line research.
Master students of Natural Science choose to become experts on the interface between disciplines, the surface where scientific development finds new ways. A Master in Natural Science is able to work with concepts and methodology of two trades. This brochure offers a sample of subjects available at the Radboud University. But be sure to also venture out further in the brochures of other tracks and otehr universities.
The three non-research variants that resulted from the Beta-convenant have been getting a clear shape and programme so that there are now 4 choices for the starting master student:
Research (O), Communication (C), Management (MT), and Education (E). All of these are described in this Masters Study Guide/Brochure.
Although the master Natural Sciences is intended to offer an all english curriculum, not all course descriptions and not all information are in english yet. Moreover, the C, MT and E-variants will predominantly be given in dutch. The course descriptions from these variants are therefore mainly in Dutch. A translation of all information and all regulations will be available at the secretariat and at the office of the study coordinator.
More information, and the most recent education and examination regulations (OER) can be obtained from the web-site http://www.ru.nl/natuurwetenschappen (old adress). Important information about being a student in Nijmegen is available through the Vademecum that is available as a booklet for every student as well as on the internet http://www.ru.nl/studentenzaken
The contents of this guide were made and assembled with great care, however, errors and inaccuracies cannot be ruled out and no rights can be derived from this document. Suggestions for improvement and corrections are warmly welcomed.
Dr. L.J.J. Laarhoven
Ms. E.A.M.L. Meijer