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Biology - Leiden University

Biology and Education (MSc)

About the programme

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

Programme overview

The curriculum of this master’s specialisation consists of a Biology 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.

Biology component (60 EC)

  • biology research project (36 EC)
  • Advanced theory - courses and lectures (24 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 Biology programme.

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

Read more about the study programme or about the specialisation (in Dutch)

Educational methods

  • Colloquium
  • Lectures
  • Individual papers
  • Lab work
  • Presentations
  • Research
  • Projects
  • Seminars
  • Work group
  • School practice

Study guidance

Leiden University offers, if necessary, accompaniment and consultancy on both substantive areas as personal development. Our experienced team of Biology study advisors is available to help you with problems such as study delay, planning, and exam arrangements.

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