In recent decades, life science research has enabled enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of fundamental molecular and cellular processes and mechanisms of life. The MSc programmes in Life Science & Technology in Leiden and Delft are complementary.
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Life Science & Technology researches the processes in the living cell. The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the characteristics of living systems. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the cell can lead to a cleaner industry, better medicines, new methods for combating diseases and isolating enzymes for the development of improved foodstuffs.
- Life Science and Education
- Life Science and Science Communication and Society
- Life Science Research and Development
- Life Science-Based Business Development
The programme consists of three parts:
1) Research internship
2) Compulsory programme
Knowledge about genomic organisation, studies of protein-protein interactions and the characterisation of molecular structures have become central in modern life science research and technology. This knowledge forms the basis of the molecular understanding of health and disease. It finds important applications in innovative health care, in the pharmaceutical industry and in so-called ‘red’ biotechnology, and is the focus of the Leiden programme.
Reasons to Choose Life Science & Technology in Leiden
1) Life Science & Technology educates MSc students in fundamental academic and applied technology elements within Life Sciences.
2) This master’s programme is based on the collaboration between the two internationally well-known Leiden Institute of Chemistry and the Biotechnology Institute, Delft University of Technology.
3) Students will become full members of the various multidisciplinary internationally reputed research groups.
4) This master’s programme offers opportunities for carrying out research projects in excellent research groups worldwide and in industrial situations.
5) The high standard of education and research facilities ensure excellent job prospects in industry, government and academia.
Life science research and business is one of the fastest growing economic activities worldwide. The aim of each programme is to train students as independent scientists, and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance their career.
After completing our MSc programme, students have a broad array of career prospects. The master’s degree is a stepping-stone for those graduates with the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree. Students with a desire to apply their knowledge of the life sciences outside the university have good job possibilities in R&D departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Many students eventually attain higher management positions. The Leiden Institute of Chemistry houses the Leiden Cell Observatory, a core facility in life science education. The institute is located in the largest Bioscience Park within the Netherlands, where there are ample job opportunities.
How to apply: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/arrange/admission
For information regarding funding, please visit the website: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships
A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.