M.Sc. On Campus

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies MSc programme offered by Leiden University, you combine high quality research in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences with training in management and entrepreneurship.


The Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies MSc programme offered by Leiden University bridges science and business by focusing on areas such as technology management, innovation, entrepreneurship, operations and decision making. In this master’s specialisation you combine BPS research with Business Studies. 

You will learn about analytical frameworks and skills for managerial decision making. The emphasis of the business specialisation is on the application of these frameworks and skills in the context of R&D-intensive organisations. After completion, you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to take on managerial responsibilities in your work.

Why study Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies at Leiden University?

  • The master's specialisation Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies provides you with a full year of research training in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences followed by a year of training in business theory.
  • We offer you a research-oriented programme which spans the entire spectrum of Analytical BioSciences, Biopharmaceutics, Drug Delivery Technology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • You have the opportunity to gain hands-on business experience working as an intern for a company. The real-life experience of the internship often provides students an edge in securing competitive job openings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

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

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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.


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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