24 months
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19600 EUR/year
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About

Increased molecular knowledge of the mechanisms of processes in the cell can lead to better medicines or new methods for combating diseases. Our MSc students in Life Science and Technology (LST) specifically learn to understand the molecular and structural chemical and biological aspects of disease-related processes and to apply chemical and biotechnological tools to the treatment of diseases. 

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Overview

Why study Life Science and Technology at Leiden University ?

You can design your own tailor-made Life Science and Technology programme from Leiden University adjusted to your own interests and ambitions related to Life Sciences, biomedicine and Chemical Biology.

You have the possibility to be part of research training projects within the Faculty of Science, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Erasmus Medical Center or abroad.

You will receive personal guidance by a mentor of choice, who is a member of one of our international and young research groups.

Life Science and Technology: the right master’s programme for you?

If you are interested in Life Science and you are looking for a programme with ample of 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.

Career

The master’s degree Life Science and Technology is a stepping-stone for those graduates with the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree. Students with a desire to apply their life sciences and technology knowledge outside the university have good job possibilities in R&D departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Biotechnological-, food- and biopharmaceutical industries as well as healthcare and fundamental research institutions could be suitable employers. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

Programme Structure

The MSc Life Science and Technology programme offers four specializations:

  • Life Science Research and Development: you follow a two-year programme focussed on a molecular and biomedical approach to Life Sciences to become an independent and creative scientist.
  • Life Science and Education (taught partly in Dutch): prepare yourself for a career in teaching chemistry and/or biology.
  • Life Science and Science Communication and Society: combine training in Life Sciences with courses in different aspects of science communication, such as journalism.
  • Life Science and Business Studies: combine training in Life Science and Technology with components in business and entrepreneurship.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree in a Life Science and Technology- related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have
  •  accumulated at least 150 EC (or the equivalence thereof) in courses/projects belonging to the domain of Life Science and Technology, and
  • obtained the degree with an average final grade of at least 7.0 (Dutch grading system),
  • and a research project/internship grade of at least 7.5

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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