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Biology - Leiden University

Biology and Science Communication and Society (MSc)

About the programme

The specialisation consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and consists of an Biology component (60 - 80 EC) and a science communication component (40 - 60 EC).

Programme overview

The curriculum of this master’s specialisation consists of a Biology component to be followed in the first year, and a Science Communication and Society component in the second year. The Biology component can be extended with an additional 20 EC (courses or extension of the research project to 80 EC in total). 

Biology component (60-80 EC)

  • Advanced theory: courses and lectures (24 EC)
  • Research Project Biology (36 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
  • Internship

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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