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Life Science & Technology - Faculty of Science - Leiden University

Life Science & Technology (MSc)

Career prospects

After graduation you have a broad array of career prospects: Life Science research and business is one of the fastest growing economic activities worldwide.

Acquired skills and competence

This programme equips you with knowledge and expertise on molecular and biomedical science at a fundamental level, preparing you for a career in both industrial and academic environments. After completing your MSc programme you will have expertise in fundamental Life Sciences and have highly developed research skills.


The master’s degree Life Science and Technology is a stepping-stone for those graduates with the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree. Students with a desire to apply their life sciences and technology knowledge outside the university have good job possibilities in R&D departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Biotechnological-, food- and biopharmaceutical industries as well as healthcare and fundamental research institutions could be suitable employers. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

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