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System Biomedicine and Pharmacology (MSc)

About the programme

System Biomedicine and Pharmacology consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points.

The curriculum of the specialisation System Biomedicine and Pharmacology consists of:

  • Introduction Course Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (4 EC)

  • Research project 1 (51 EC)

  • Research project 2 (36 EC)

  • Literature study plus thesis (7 EC)

  • Lecture series 1 in BPS (4 EC)

  • Course Advanced academic skills and career orientation (3 EC)

  • Optional courses or traineeships (15 EC)

Read more about the study programme

Educational methods

  • Learning through research
  • Process learning approach to academic writing and presenting
  • Laboratory and computational learning
  • Literature study
  • Presentations
  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Working groups
  • Individual study

Study guidance

One of the strengths of the BPS specialisation System Biomedicine and Pharmacology is that from day one, you are a member of a research team of your choice at the division Systems Pharmacology of LACDR and is guided by an individual mentor. You assemble a tailor-made educational programme for optimal training to become a professional drug researcher. 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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