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Life Science & Technology - Leiden University

Life Science Research and Development (MSc)

Career prospects

The master’s degree is an excellent stepping-stone for pursuing a PhD degree. You can also aim for a career in either industrial or academic environments.

Acquired skills and competence

This programme equips you with knowledge and expertise on molecular and biomedical fundamental levels, preparing you for careers in both industrial and academic environments. After completing your Master programme you will have excellent knowledge of fundamental and applied Life Sciences and highly developed research skills.


The master’s degree Life Science and Technology is a stepping-stone for those graduates with the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree. Students with a desire to apply their life sciences and technology knowledge outside the university have good job possibilities in R&D departments in industry, business, public utility companies, teaching, consultancy and government bodies. Biotechnological-, food- and biopharmaceutical industries as well as healthcare and fundamental research institutions could be suitable employers. Many students eventually attain higher management positions.

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