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Life Science & Technology - Leiden University

Life Science and Science Communication and Society (MSc)

About the programme

The specialisation combines one year of LST study (60–80 EC) with one year of science communication courses, internships and research (40–60 EC).

Programme Overview

If you choose SCS  you need to follow the SCS programme (40-60 EC) and therefore will have a reduced Life Sciences programme, which consists of compulsory Life Sciences components (60 EC) and electives (max 20 EC). The compulsory Life Sciences components in this specialisation comprises a research training project (30 EC), four core courses (24 EC), and a course related to academic training (6 EC). The science communication component of the specialisation includes coursework, internship(s) and a science communication research project.

Learn more about the study programme

Educational methods

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

Study guidance

At the start of the programme you will choose a personal mentor. 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 and receive the necessary guidance.

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