EUR 2,209 / per year **
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* non-EU/EEA student deadline. For EU/EEA deadline 15.05.2023
** for non-EEA, non-Swiss, & non-Surinam applicants: €19,600
The MSc Biology programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Institute of Environmental Sciences, giving the programme a broad and diverse scope.
This multi-disciplinary programme offers a wealth of opportunities for students interested in fundamental or applied molecular bioscience, organismal and behavioural biology, evolution, biodiversity or conservation, and prepares you for a career in or outside academia.
The programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL), the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML), and the National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis. These leading institutes offer state-of-the art facilities and cutting-edge research with a broad and diverse scope. The Institute for Biology Leiden (IBL) and the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML) are part of the Faculty of Science, which facilitates ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas.
The close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the cooperation with the Leiden University Medical Center expand options for study and internships.
In addition, the availability of important biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium, the famous Hortus Botanicus and Naturalis contribute to an attractive environment for biologists in Leiden.
Students can combine training in biological research with training in science communication, education or science-based business.
Depending on your specialisation, the programme consists of:
Theory (min. 30 EC):
-Specialisation Orientation Course (2 EC)
-Advanced Statistics (4 EC)
-Genomic Architecture (6 EC)
-Compulsory courses (9 - 18 EC)
Research project(s) (60 – 90 EC)
Within the three practical-oriented specialisations you combine at least one year of the Biology research curriculum (60 EC) with training to prepare you for specific science-related careers (60 EC).