Life Science & Technology

2 Jahre

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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)

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About Life Science and Technology

The basis of the two - year master's programme in Life Science and Technology is formed by research carried out in the life sciences and chemistry groups of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC). Researchers take a science - based approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems as encountered in personalized medicine, systems biology and sustainable use of biological sources. Starting from day one, and during the whole master programme you are a member of a research team in the LIC. Guided by a personal mentor, the student assembles a tailor - made educational programme for optimal training to become a life sciences professional.

If you are interested in Life Science and you are looking for a programme with ample opportunities to assemble your own study path, our Life Science and Technology programme is the right choice. The programme addresses societal problems on a molecular and cellular level. You can also choose a specialisation where you combine one year of Life Science and Technology research with one year of training in business, communication or education.


Curriculum and Overview

The MSc students will become a member/colleague of one of our research groups. The student choses their specialisation (Research, Communication (SCS), Education (EDU), Science - based Business (SBB)) and research training project. Based on these choices the student will be enabled to compose their personalised, tailor - made MSc programme together with their mentor. The mentor will guide and advise the student during the complete MSc programme.

Students in the research specialisation spend at least 60 EC on research in one of our internationally renowned research groups in molecular or biomedical research areas within LIC, academic hospitals or the Dutch cancer institute. Based on the choice of the research training project the student will take four compulsory courses (24 EC) to strengthen the required theoretical background to s upport their academic training as independent scientists . In addition, students will have a choice (30 EC) from a large number of elective courses to accommodate their personal scientific interests. The students choosing the EDU, SCS or SBB specialisation will have a reduced research program (90 – 60 EC) to accommodate their specialisation modules (30 - 60 EC).

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: studiegids.universiteitleiden.nllife-science-and-technology

Job and Career prospects

The master's degree is a stepping - stone for those graduates with the aspiration to pur sue a PhD degree. Students with a desire to apply their life sciences knowledge outside the university have good job possibilities in R&D departments in industry, business, pu blic utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students attain higher management positions. The institute is located within the largest Bioscience Park in the Netherlands with ample job opportunities.

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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 potent ial. 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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