The Master’s specialisation in Toxicology comprises both compulsory and optional elements.

As from September 2015 Toxicology will be combined with the Medicinal Chemistry specialisation and offered as Drug & Target Discovery.

The compulsory components are two research projects, both of which include writing a master’s thesis. The main research project must be within the discipline of Toxicology and the minor research project should preferably be in a different discipline of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Other compulsory components are: a literature study, including writing an essay or thesis, attending two advanced lecture series in disciplines of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, participating in the Scientific Conduct course, and attending twenty lectures and colloquia presented by other master’s students in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The distinguishing feature of the Leiden MSc in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is its research-oriented approach. This research orientation in the teaching programme is unique in Europe and enjoys a high international profile.

Reasons to Choose Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in Leiden

  • This master’s programme is a research-oriented programme which covers almost the whole area of drug research.
  • The examination programme is designed on an individual basis and offers a high degree of freedom of choice.
  • Students participate actively in research projects of excellent quality.
  • The institute is surrounded by a Science Park which includes several biomedical research institutes and biotechnological companies.
  • Admission to the Master’s in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is possible throughout the year. International students who need a visa or housing are advised to start the programme in January or September.

More information: Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research

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
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60207

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