The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the molecular characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the biomolecular and biochemical processes in the cell can lead to better medicines, new methods for combating diseases.
What does this master’s program entail?
The basis of the two-year master's programme in Life Science and Technology is formed by research carried out in the life sciences and chemistry groups of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC). Researchers take a science-based approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems as encountered in personalized medicine, systems biology and sustainable use of biological sources.
Starting from day one, and during the whole master programme you are a member of a research team in the LIC. Guided by a personal mentor, the student assembles a tailor-made educational programme for optimal training to become a life sciences professional.
Why study Life Science and Technology at Leiden University?
- You can design your own tailor-made program adjusted to your own interests and ambitions related to Life Sciences, biomedicine and Chemical Biology.
- You have the possibility to be part of research training projects within the Faculty of Science, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Erasmus Medical Center or abroad.
- You will receive personal guidance by a mentor of choice, who is a member of one of our international and young research groups.
Life Science and Technology: the right master’s program for you?
If you are interested in Life Science and you are looking for a programme with ample opportunities to assemble your own study path, our Life Science and Technology programme is the right choice.
The programme addresses societal problems on a molecular and cellular level. You can also choose a specialisation where you combine one year of Life Science and Technology research with one year of training in business, communication or education.
Admission and application
Do you want to apply for the master’s program Life Science & Technology at Leiden University? Find out how to apply for your program by following the step-by-step guide in the application and admission section: