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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society

Leiden University

24 months
Duration
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society MSc programme offered by Leiden University focuses on the interaction between science and society.

Overview

What does this Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society MSc programme offered by Leiden University entail?

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in bio-pharmaceutical sciences with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong bio-pharmaceutical science background, or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

The master degree in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University provides you with at least one full year of research training in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences,  followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Do you want to combine high quality bio-pharmaceutical research with professional science communication? Then, this master’s specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

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
  • Blood-Brain Barrier: Drug Transport to the Brain
  • Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry for Metabolomics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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.

Funding

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