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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences - Leiden University

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

About the programme

The BPS and Science Communication and Society specialisation consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and consists of a BPS component (60 - 80 EC) and a science communication component (40 - 60 EC).

Programme overview

The curriculum of this master’s specialisation consists of a BPS component to be followed in the first year, and a Science Communication and Society component in the second year. The BPS research subprogramme  can be extended with an additional 20 EC by attending additional lecture series of BPS or other courses in life sciences or medicine.

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)

Science Communication and Society component (40-60 EC)

  • SCS Courses (23 EC)
  • SCS Project Proposal (3 EC)
  • SCS Internship(s) (14-34 EC)

Read more about the programme outline and courses

Educational methods

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

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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