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Life Science & Technology - Leiden University

Life Science and Education (MSc)

The master's specialisation Life Science and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a chemistry and/or 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 Life Science and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of chemistry and/or biology to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in Life Science. The programme comprises a one-year LST 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 students for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of chemistry and/or biology.

Read more about our Life Science and Education programme.

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Why study Life Science and Technology and Education at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with one year training in Life Science and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
  • You can design your own tailor-made programme adjusted to your own interests and ambitions related to Life Sciences, biomedicine and Chemical Biology.
  • During the education part, 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 Life Science and Technology at Leiden University.

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

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of chemistry and biology? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Life Science 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 chemistry and/or 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 the entry requirements for Life Science and Education.

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