Life Science and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
Why Leiden University
The Life Science and Technology and SCS master specialisation gives you the opportunity to combine a fundamental study in Life Sciences with different aspects of science communication.
Science Communication and Society (SCS)
Within our department we study and teach science communication. Our research programme is aimed at improving science communication with the central themes ‘Authenticity in informal learning’ and ‘Bridging the gap between experts and the general public’. Our master’s specialisation is available to all master students within the Faculty of Science and enables you to bring together your field of science and society. We focus on a strong link between science communication theory and practice, combining lectures, written and hands-on assignments, research projects and practical internships.
A Molecular and Biomedical approach of Life Sciences
The Biomedical components comprise molecular and cellular research as well as chemical biology research. By doing this we are creating an unprecedented progress in the understanding of fundamental cellular processes and mechanisms underlying diseases. Knowledge about genomic organization, studies on protein-protein interactions, synthesis and application of molecular chemical structures and understanding of bio(medical) informatics are a core part of our modern understanding of health & disease. You will learn to understand the molecular and structural chemical and biological aspects of disease-related processes as well as be able to apply chemical tools in treating diseases.
Access to top research facilities
The Leiden Institute of Chemistry has access to a number of key facilities which enables our research groups and therefore students to carry out their innovative research. Leiden Chemists have access to e.g. a Cell Observatory, an NMR Facility, Cloning & Protein purification Facility, and peptide synthesizers. Read more about the facilities
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is a first-class research faculty with an excellent position in the fundamental disciplines of science. The current research and education programmes span the entire spectrum of science ranging from Mathematics and Statistical Science, Computer Science and Data Science, Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Our science community is driven by their curiosity and desire to expand current knowledge and to contribute to the great societal challenges of today and tomorrow. Core values are scientific impact, technological innovation and relevance to society.
Study at a world-class university
Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
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