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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake) Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)

Worum geht's im Studium

Abot Biology

The Biology Institute is part of the Faculty of Science, which offers ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas. No less than five biological research institutes collaborate in the MSc programme in Leiden, ensuring abroad and diverse scope.

The Biology Institute at Leiden University has a number of highly recognised research specialisations in evolution and molecular biology. The Institute of Environmental Sciences specialises in research in the area of conservation and sustainability.

The close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the cooperation with the Leiden University Medical Center expand the study options. In addition, the availability of important biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium, the famous Hortus Botanicus, a nd the National Museum of Natural History 'Naturalis' contribu te to an excellent environment for biologists in Leiden.

Students can combine training in biological research with training in communication, education and science - based business


Curriculum and Overview

The Master of Science degree guarantees thorough research training founded on a strong theoretical basis. Master of Science s tudents in Leiden work in a multi - nationality environment and can operate on the international market.


  • Bio diversity and Sustainability 
  • Biology and Business Studies
  • Biology and Education (partly in Dutch) 
  • Biology and Science communication and Society 
  • Evolutionary Biology 
  • From Cells to Organisms 
  • Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus:

Job and Career Prospects

Approximately half of the graduates choose a career in scientific research, many as PhD students. Universities, research inst itu tes and Medical Centres are the major employers. Others work at consultancies or in the public domain as policy - makers, science communicators or teachers. Graduates also occupy management positions or have project responsibility in a wide variety of (non - ) commercial sectors, from biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies to software development

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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