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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences - Leiden University

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society (MSc)

The master's specialisation Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication & Society focuses on the interaction between science and society.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in bio-pharmaceutical sciences with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong bio-pharmaceutical science background, or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

Read more about the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication & Society programme.

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Why study BPS and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences,  followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
  • We offer you a research-oriented programme which spans the entire spectrum of Analytical BioSciences, Biopharmaceutics, Drug Delivery Technology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • You will get hands-on experience during a science communication research or practical internship within a relevant organisation, such as popular science magazines, science museums, radio or television.

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BPS and Science Communication and Society: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Do you want to combine high quality bio-pharmaceutical research with professional science communication? Then, this master’s specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

Read more about the entry requirements for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication & Society.

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Do you have a question about studying at Leiden University or student life in Leiden? Do you want more information about the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences programme or the Science Communication & Society specialisation? Chat with a current student for answers to your questions!


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