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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education (MSc)

About the programme

The BPS and Education specialisation consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and consists of a BPS component (60 EC) and an education component (60 EC).

Programme overview

The curriculum of this master’s specialisation consists of a BPS component to be followed in the first year, and an Education component in the second year, offered by the Leiden Graduate School of Teaching. On top of the Education component, you can also participate in the World Teachers Programme.

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences component (60 – 80 EC)

  • Introduction Course Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (4 EC)
  • Research project 1 (51 EC)
  • Lecture series 1 in BPS (4 EC)
  • Course Advanced academic skills and career orientation (3 EC)

Education component (60 EC, in Dutch)

  • Education Courses (30 EC, in Dutch)
  • Teaching and Practice (30 EC, in Dutch)

World Teaching Programme (60 EC, in Dutch and English)

  • Education Courses (30 EC, partly in Dutch)
  • International Teaching and Practice (30 EC, in English)

If you already have successfully completed the minor Education in your BSc programme, you only need 30 EC of the specific education modules. The remaining 30 EC is then added to the Electives of the BPS programme.

The education component can only be started in August/September or January/February after completion of the BPS modules of the programme.

Learn more about the study programme

Educational methods

  • Colloquium
  • Individual paper
  • Lab work
  • Literature study
  • Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Working group
  • School practice

Study guidance

Planning and designing your own study path provides you with essential skills for your future career. When you need advice, our dedicated study advisor for the master’s programme is the person to go to. The study advisor can provide professional help with the study programme and planning, but is also available for guidance in case of personal circumstances that may affect study progress.

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