Biology and Science-Based Business

As of September 2017, the current Biology specialisations will be reorganised into the following four (more discipline-oriented) specialisations:

  • Biodiversity and Sustainability
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • From Cells to Organisms
  • Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Students starting per February 2017 should enroll still in the current specialisations and will follow the full two year program as presented on this website and in the e prospectus.

This combination of science and business will train you as a researcher in Biology and in addition prepare you for going into industry and business.

In close co-operation with senior research staff, you will do your own research project in Biology. Theoretical courses will provide you with the knowledge on the forefront of science. Courses and a research project can be chosen from the master specialisations Animal Biology and Health, Plant Sciences and Natural Products, Microbial Biotechnology and Health and Evolution Biodiversity and Conservation. In a network- and case-based programme on management, business and entrepreneurship you will learn about running science-driven companies and exploiting business opportunities created by research. Acquired knowledge and skills will be applied and further enhanced in a company internship or business assignment.

Reasons to Choose Biology and Science-Based Business in Leiden:

  1. Offers a wealth of opportunities for students who are interested in molecular biosciences, evolution, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability.
  2. You have considerable freedom to tailor your master programme to your personal interests and ambitions.
  3. degree that qualifies for enrolment in a Ph.D. programme in a science discipline
  4. Research training enhances a multitude of personal skills crucial for effectively operating in both a research and a business environment.
  5. An internship programme that bridges the gap between the science curriculum and the career opportunities in industry and business.
  6. The collaboration with companies on the Bio SciencePark, one of the biggest in Europe and breeding ground for science research-based companies.
  7. Admission is possible in September and February. International students are advised to start in September.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Biology
  • Degree Master of Science in Biology
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 66860

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