Biology

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
The MSc Biology programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Institute of Environmental Sciences, resulting in a broad and diverse scope.

The knowledge that you acquire during this programme will provide an overall understanding of life and how this can be of great value to the society. For example, with your knowledge about DNA, you will be able to work on important topics such as enhancing sustainability in agri- and horticulture, or developing new antibiotics by using fungi or bacteria. The programme offers four research specialisations, which optionally can be combined with a more practical-oriented specialisation in communication, education or business. The master's programme also involves training general skills that will be important for your future career, be it in academia, industry or government.

Biology is the right master's programme for you if you are interested in molecular biology, biotechnology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, biodiversity and/or environment. In one of the research specialisations you will be trained for a career in research within or outside academia. You can also choose for a more practical-oriented specialisation where you combine one year of biology research with one year of training in business, communication or education.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMSc Biology
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66860
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Why study Biology at Leiden University?
  • We offer you a unique combination of knowledge and expertise through close collaboration between three renowned research institutes.
  • Within the programme, you have ample opportunities to assemble our own study path based on your own interests and ambitions.
  • You have access to national biodiversity collections of the National Herbarium and Naturalis, and to state of the art facilities, such as a lab for high throughput genotyping or the Cell Observato

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Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie

This specialisation consists of one year education in research-oriented biology (taught in English) and one year training for teaching at Dutch high schools (taught in Dutch).

This specialisation consists of one year education in research-oriented biology (taught in English) and one year training for teaching at Dutch high schools (taught in Dutch). In the biology research year, courses and a research project can be chosen from the master specializations Animal Biology and Disease Models, Plant Sciences and Natural Products, Microbial Biotechnology and Health and Evolution Biodiversity and Conservation.
The diploma leads to the teacher qualification, which is required to teach biology at Dutch high schools.

specialisatie Plant Sciences and Natural Products

This specialisation offers a research-oriented education in plant sciences.

The programme has a strong focus on the generation of fundamental scientific knowledge that can lead to the improvement of crop quality and yield. Important aspects of plant development and the interaction of plants with the environment can be studied at different often integrated levels ranging from the molecular, genetic and cellular levels to organismal and population levels. It is also possible to study the production of plant natural products that are important for the food or pharmaceutical industries.

An important part of the master education is a research project, which can be chosen from a large variety of topics, including plant transformation by Agrobacterium, plant development, defense against pests and pathogens, natural product analysis and metabolic engineering. Research questions are tackled from a multidisciplinary approach, combining disciplines such as molecular genetics, genomics, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, metabolomics, microscopy and cell physiology.

specialisatie Animal Sciences and Health

This specialisation offers a research-oriented education in animal biology.

Important aspects of animal development and the interaction of animals with the environment can be studied at different often integrated levels ranging from the molecular, genetic and cellular levels to the organismal and population levels.

An important part of the master education is a research project, which can be chosen from a large variety of topics, including animal behaviour, embryonic development, evolution, cancer development, and defense against bacterial infections. Research questions can be tackled with a multidisciplinary approach, combining disciplines such as molecular genetics, genomics, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, microscopy, cell physiology, morphology and behavioural biology. Research approaches exploit recent genomic and technological advances, for example expanding genomic sequence information, genomics and proteomics technology and confocal laser scanning microscopy which enables the study of molecules in living cells and multicellular organisms in unprecedented detail. Different animal models can be studied, including the zebrafish as a model for animal behavior and human development and disease.

specialisatie Microbial Biotechnology and Health

This specialisation offers a research-oriented education in microbiology with a strong focus on the generation of fundamental scientific knowledge.

This knowledge can lead to the improvement of micro-organisms as production platforms for valuable compounds such as food additives and antibiotics. Important aspects of the development and physiology of micro-organisms and their interaction with the environment can be studied at the molecular, genetic, physiological and cellular levels, often in an integrated manner.

An important part of the master education is a research project, which can be chosen from a large variety of topics, including microbial growth and development and production of important compounds such as antibiotics. Research questions are tackled from a multidisciplinary approach, combining disciplines such as molecular genetics, genomics, cell biology, biochemistry, microscopy and cell physiology. Research approaches exploit recent genomic and technological advances, for example expanding genomic sequence information, genomics and proteomics technology and confocal laser scanning microscopy which enables the study of molecules in living cells and multicellular organisms in unprecedented detail.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Leiden University offers, if necessary, accompaniment and consultancy on both substantive areas as personal development. Our experienced team of Biology study advisors is available to help you with problems such as study delay, planning, and exam arrangements.
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

Do you like a personal challenge in leadership? Then join the Leiden Leadership Program.

In the one-year Leiden Leadership Program, you work on developing your personal leadership skills through an assessment, training, seminars and a practice assignment in an organisation. You discover and develop your qualities in the context of an organisation. The goal is to learn how to work intensively with other professionals and learn how to use their qualities. With the Leiden Leadership Programme, a Dutch-based honours programme, you will be able to follow 20 EC next to your Leiden, The Hague or Delft master's programme.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/biology/evolutionary-biology/admission-and-application/application-procedure
toelatingseisen

taaltoets

reference letter

motivatiebrief

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estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

240 studenten volgen deze opleiding
48% daarvan is vrouw
20 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
75% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Carel Ten Cate
Testimonial Prof.dr. Carel ten Cate

“We are Experts on Evolution and Masters of Molecules.”

“I am very happy with our new MSc programme, which is organised along the same lines as our research. It has a strong focus on what I consider two of the most challenging and fascinating subjects in biology: understanding the processes underlying evolution and biodiversity, and the functioning of the molecular machinery of living cells. The developments in modern biology are, by the way, such that these topics show many crosslinks. We examine these subjects using a range of different model organisms and state-of-the-art techniques...
It is also particularly interesting that fundamental science is often combined with research that seeks, for instance, medical or commercial applications, or addresses problems and issues that are relevant to our society or our changing world.

All this, combined with brand new facilities for research in these fields, enables us to offer students an excellent, broad training in which theoretical courses go hand in hand with individual research projects at the forefront of science. Each programme has enough flexibility to cater for those who want to specialise in a particular area as well as those who want to combine various elements. As a scientist I think that the Leiden constellation has a lot to offer, and I believe it also creates a very attractive environment for many students!”


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/23 Universiteit Leiden
Biology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
2/23 Universiteit Leiden
Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/23 Universiteit Leiden
Microbial Biotechnology and Health
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/23 Universiteit Leiden
Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/23 Universiteit Leiden
Animal Sciences and Health
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/23 Universiteit Leiden
Evolutionary Biology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
7/23 Universiteit Leiden
Education
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
8/23 Universiteit Leiden
Plant Sciences and Natural Products
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/23 Universiteit Leiden
Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/23 Universiteit Leiden
Evolutionary Biology (MSc)
gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/23 Universiteit Leiden
From Cells to Organisms
gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/23 Universiteit Leiden
From Cells to Organisms
gemiddelde kamerhuur
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?% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
13/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Biology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/23 Radboud Universiteit
Communities and Ecosystems
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/23 Radboud Universiteit
Adaptive Organisms
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/23 Radboud Universiteit
Water and Environment
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/23 Radboud Universiteit
Microbiology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/23 Radboud Universiteit
Science in Society
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/23 Radboud Universiteit
Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
20/23 Radboud Universiteit
Science, Management and Innovation
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
21/23 Radboud Universiteit
Science and Education
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
22/23 Radboud Universiteit
Biology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
23/23 Wageningen University
Biology
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018  80
€ 282 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
inhoud3.73.9
docenten3.84.0
studiefaciliteiten3.43.6
studielast3.73.6
studiebegeleiding3.33.6

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Biology aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 106 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Completing your Master's in Biology gives you an internationally recognized degree that you can follow up with a PhD track. With your acquainted skills, you are a much-requested professional in and outside research.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The research specialisations prepare you for a PhD programme and/or research positions at universities or research institutes, or for positions at governmental organisations and industry, such as consultancy agencies and bioscience-based companies. Some students start their own company.

Approximately half of our graduates choose a career in scientific research, many as a PhD student. Universities, research institutes, and medical centres are the major employers. Other alumni work at consultancy
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