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Life Science & Technology - Leiden University

Life Science Research and Development (MSc)

In the master's specialisation Life Science Research and Development you will learn to find solutions for complex societal problems as encountered in personalized medicine, chemical biology and sustainable use of biological sources.

What does this master’s programme entail?

In recent decades, life science research has enabled enormous breakthroughs in our understanding of fundamental molecular and cellular processes and mechanisms of life. Knowledge about genomic organisation, studies of protein-protein interactions and the characterisation of molecular structures have become central in modern life science research. Knowledge of chemical biology forms the basis of the molecular understanding of health and disease. It finds important applications in innovative health care, in the pharmaceutical industry and in so-called ‘red’ biotechnology, and is the focus of the Leiden programme.

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Why study Life Science Research and Development at Leiden University?

  • You will learn to understand the molecular and structural chemical and biological aspects of disease-related processes as well as developing chemical tools for treatment of diseases.
  • You have the option of conducting research training projects in research groups in the LIC, other research groups within the Faculty of Science, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Erasmus Medical Center, a company or abroad.
  • During your programme, you will be part of a multidisciplinary research team of internationally renowned researchers where you will conduct your Master research project.

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

If you want to understand the outcomes of molecular and structural chemistry in-depth and gain insight in basic processes underlying various diseases our master’s programme is the right choice. More in general, this research specialisation is the best choice for you if you aim for a career in life science research or if you have the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree.

Read more about the entry requirements for Life Science Research and Development.

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