M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Sciences Management

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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At the Biomedical Sciences Management MSc programme at Leiden University you gain knowledge and skills in the area of management, business and entrepreneurship with focus on science- and research driven companies. You will combine research in biomedical sciences with different aspects of business studies and learn to build bridges between science and business.


During the Biomedical Sciences Management MSc programme at Leiden University you will be trained to become an independent researcher in the field of biomedical sciences. The common part of the programme for all students of MSc Biomedical Sciences consists of a 20-week research traineeship, a number of theoretical and thematic (Frontiers of Science) courses, a course on how to write a research proposal, a course on clinical research in practice and a course on scientific conduct. In addition, the Research specialisation further prepares you for a career as a biomedical researcher. You will take a course in Laboratory Animal Science and conduct a second major research project of about 28 weeks, either at Leiden University Medical Center or elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. In total, you will spend two years (120 EC) on state of the art biomedical courses and doing a great deal of research yourself. The Biomedical Sciences Research Programme offers you a broad education, but also allows you to focus on a specific scientific area. Specific tracks, linked to the LUMC research profile areas, provide this focus: Neurosciences, Immunity, Infectious Disease and Tolerance, and Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy and Epidemiology.

The two-year Biomedical Sciences Management at Leiden University specialisation enables you to develop knowledge and insight of, and opinions on a career outside scientific research. The programme, called Science Based Business (SBB) broadens your perspective in the field of management (e.g. marketing, finance, project management). Yet, 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.

Programme Structure

During the Biomedical Sciences Management 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 management project
  • Learn the basics in business principles, strategy, finance and marketing
  • Learn to work in a business environment in the biomedical field

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.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

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.


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