Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education, M.Sc. | Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education MSc programme offered by Leiden University prepares you for a career as a teacher in Dutch secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a chemistry teacher.


The Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education MSc programme offered by Leiden University optimally prepares you to teach the subject of chemistry to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS). The programme comprises a one-year BPS component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master’s specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today’s secondary school pupils for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of chemistry.

Why study BPS and Education at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with one year research training in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
  • We offer you a research-oriented programme which spans the entire spectrum of Analytical BioSciences, Biopharmaceutics, Drug Delivery Technology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • During the education component, you receive one-on-one guidance, but you will also meet with colleagues from different disciplines, each with their own knowledge and experience, providing you with a broad view on education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regulation of Drug Safety
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Signal Transduction and Hallmarks of Cancer
  • Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry
  • A Clinical Pharmacologist Approach to Combat a Viral Pandemic
  • Quantitative Pharmacology
  • Model organisms in cancer drug discovery and development
  • Drug Delivery
  • Cell adhesion signaling in health and disease
  • Blood-Brain Barrier: Drug Transport to the Brain
  • Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry for Metabolomics
  • Biophysics and Bioengineering for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences or in a Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences-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 Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and have had basic research training in the field of life science including a 16 EC, level 400 (or equivalent) final research assignment, covering all aspects of the research cycle and being concluded with a research thesis written in academic English, and an oral presentation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.


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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