What does the Communication specialisation entail?
The Biomedical Sciences Communication MSc program at Leiden University enables you to develop knowledge and insight of, and opinions on a career outside scientific research. It broadens your perspective in the field of communication (e.g. writing for a newspaper, website or science magazine or working for a museum). Yet, once graduated, you will also be equipped to pursuit a career within scientific biomedical research.
Specialisations in Biomedical Sciences
After completion of the master programme you have gained academic knowledge, insight, skills and methodology in the field of biomedical sciences. You adopted an academic attitude which prepared you for an academic career and postgraduate education as well as for a career in teaching or another career outside academia.
Even though you are equipped for a variety of different jobs as graduate of the master Biomedical Sciences, there are some differences in job opportunities depending on the specialisation you choose:
You are very well prepared for a further scientific career in research. Many of our graduates enter a PhD position first, before ending up in research careers in and outside academia. A job in research usually also involves research management and/or academic teaching.
During the Biomedical Sciences Communication specialisation you will:
- Deepen and extend your knowledge on the human body in health and disease
- Acquire academic skills like team work, problem solving and critical thinking
- Learn to independently perform biomedical research
- Learn to present and write up your research in a clear and structured way
- Learn to apply for grants to fund your research or communication project
- Learn to write articles for newspapers and popular science magazines/websites
- Learn the ins and outs of museology
- Learn to visualise information in a clear way
- Learn to perform research in the field of science communication
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Communication Studies Natural Sciences View 24 other Masters in Communication Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences [bachelor Biomedische Wetenschappen], or a NVAO accredited Biomedical Sciences programme, at the level of a Dutch or Flemish University;
- An equivalent bachelor’s degree (for example Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences or Biology, Life Science). Applicants should possess in depth knowledge, understanding and skills (demonstrated by grades and/or ECTS) in Immunology (6 ECTS), Pathology (6 ECTS), Bio-Statistics (6 ECTS), Neuroscience (6 ECTS) and Molecular Biology (9 ECTS) at the start of the master’s programme.
International19600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year
Living costs for Leiden
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