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Life Science & Technology - Leiden University

Life Science and Education (MSc)

About the programme

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

Programme Overview

The curriculum of this master’s specialisation consists of an LST 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.

  • LST component (60 EC)
    • Research training project (at least 30 EC)
    • Core courses (24 EC)
    • Course related to academic training (6 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 LST programme.

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

Learn more about the study programme

Educational methods

  • Thesis Talks
  • Colloquium
  • Literature study
  • Lab work
  • Writing of essays
  • Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Project groups
  • Working groups
  • School practice

Study guidance

At the start of the programme you will choose a personal mentor in a research group related to the selected research area. The mentor will be your personal coach during the complete master's programme. You will also use a digital Master planner to schedule your studies. The schedule will be monitored by your mentor and the study coordinator. During your master programme you will become a member of one of the research groups at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) and receive the necessary guidance.

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