Biomedical Sciences Education

In the Biomedical Sciences Education specialisation you gain knowledge and skills in the area of teaching in biology. After succesfull completion of the specialisation you obtain a teaching certificate recognised by the Dutch authorities.

The MSc in Biomedical Sciences aims to provide you with a theoretical background and with general academic competences in multidisciplinary research in Biomedical Sciences. You will be trained to become an independent researcher, with a further career in science. Either with a view to obtaining a PhD degree, or to fill a position in an industrial or institutional research environment.

All students with a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences are admissible to a PhD programme.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Biomedical Sciences
  • Degree Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Start date Flexible, for international students preferably September or February
  • Language of instruction The first year is in English; the second year (education specialisation) is in Dutch
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 66990

What our alumni say

Joyce Couwenberg, Communication specialisation alumnus

“I love the challenge of translating scientific results into information that anyone can understand.”

“I have always found the medical world fascinating but considered a career in research too restricted. Working as a project manager I manage medical translations on every possible subject. The target audience is our main focus because we want the user to understand the information. While physicians may prefer it, using medical jargon doesn’t help a patient.
In addition to being a project manager I sometimes work as a freelancer writing medical texts such as conference reports.
“My advice to future master students: find your passion and try to broaden your horizon. Studying Biomedical Sciences in Leiden offers more possibilities than you might think.”

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