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Biology - Leiden University

Biology and Business Studies (MSc)

Programme structure

The specialisation enables you to understand the fundamentals of management and entrepreneurship alongside high quality Biology research.

Programme outline

The Biology component consists of a research project biology (36 EC) and advanced theory (24 EC). The Biology component can be extended with an additional 20 EC (courses or extension of the research project to 80 EC in total). The individual study programme consisting of choices of courses and the research project must have prior approval by the Board of Examiners through approval of the individual study plan of a student and approval of the research agreement. Within the business component you can choose from two tracks:

  • The Management track is for students who consider employment opportunities in industry, and who are looking to acquire knowledge of business principles and training in managerial skills. The track provides an introduction to general management theory and practice.
  • The New Technology Ventures track is for students interested in the process of creating and managing novel technology-based businesses. 

For an up-to-date course overview, please visit the Prospectus.

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