Industrial Pharmacy

Taught in dutch, the Industrial Pharmacy is a pilot-specialisation of the Master’s programme Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. This specialisation trains students in quality control and safety in the production of medicinal products, and prepares students for a career in Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry.

Because the specialisation is taught in Dutch, a high level of proficiency in the Dutch language is required.

  • Limited admission: For this specialisation only a limited number of positions are available. Admission of max. 2 participants occurs after selection only.
  • Taught in Dutch: Because this specialisation is taught in Dutch, a high level of proficiency in the Dutch language is required.

The Board of Admissions will judge the candidate’s personal skills (e.g. awareness of responsibility, accuracy, communication skills, methodological approach when analysing complex problems, and motivation) for qualification to the specialisation.
A final decision on admission to the specialisation Industrial Pharmacy will be made after completion of at least half of (≥ 22 EC) of the research project at one of the research Divisions of the LACDR (Research Project 1).

Reasons to Choose Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in Leiden

  • The Master’s programme in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is primarily focused on research within the entire area of drug research.
  • The programme is offered by the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, a leading institute dedicated to world-class research and education in drug discovery and development. Students participate actively in research projects of excellent quality.
  • In Leiden education in drug research at Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences can be combined with training in education, science communication, or science-based business. The examination programme is designed on an individual basis and offers a high degree of freedom of choice.
  • Students enrolled in the Master’s programme Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences work within a multinational environment and are able to operate on the international market.
  • Admission to the Master’s programme in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is possible throughout the year. However, international students who require the application for visa or housing are strongly advised to start the programme in February or September.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Degree Master of Science in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Start date Flexible, for international students preferably September or February
  • Language of instruction Dutch
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60207

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