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Biology and Education (MSc)

The master’s specialisation Biology and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a Biology teacher. Note that this specialisation is only open to students who speak Dutch.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The master’s specialisation Biology and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of biology to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in biology. The programme comprises a one-year Biology component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master’s specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today’s secondary school pupils for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of biology.

Read more about our Biology and Education programme.

Read more about the specialisation on the ICLON website.

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Why study Biology and Education at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with one year research training in Biology and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
  • Within the programme, you have ample opportunities to assemble our own study path based on your own interests and ambitions.
  • During the education component, you receive one-on-one guidance, but you will also meet with colleagues from different disciplines, each with their own knowledge and experience, providing you with a broad view on education.

Find more reasons to choose Biology and Education at Leiden University.

Biology and Education: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of biology? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Biology and Education master’s specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a biology teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.

Read more about entry requirements for Biology and Education.

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