Biology

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

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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
Discover why our students choose the Biology master's programme

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 Biodiversity and Sustainability

The Biodiversity and Sustainability master specialisation aims to discuss and answer societal relevant biological questions.

The critical importance of biodiversity and the services provided by nature for our society is increasingly endorsed by national and international conventions. However, to implement the right policy measures for creating a sustainable society, a much better understanding of the biological processes involved is essential. By using 'sustainability' as a guiding principle, the programme provides you with an academic attitude by stimulating reflective, independent and creative thinking to support, conserve and manage biodiversity and sustainable ecosystem services.

The master's specialisation Biodiversity and Sustainability is a good match if you are a student with a BSc background in Biology or equivalent, and when you're interested in subjects such as the biological processes in relation with the environment and ecology.

specialisatie

The Biology and Science Communication and Society master's specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society.

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in biology with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong biology background, or a biologist with a communicating mindset.

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Do you want to combine high quality biology research with professional science communication? Then, this master's specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a researcher with a communicating mindset.

specialisatie Evolutionary Biology

In master's programme Evolutionary Biology you identify evolutionary changes over time and study the origin and maintenance of biological variation all over the tree of life.

Evolutionary changes over time and study the origin and maintenance of biological variation all over the tree of life. The mechanisms that drive the adaptation of organisms and their features are investigated at all biological levels. Thus, the specialisation includes genomics, functional developmental genetics, paleobiology, behavioral biology and evolutionary ecology. The important contribution of Naturalis to the programme makes this specialisation particularly attractive.

If you are interested in gaining state-of-the-art knowledge of all aspects of evolutionary biology, this master's specialisation is the right choice. You will be prepared for a PhD programme or research positions at universities or institutes.

specialisatie From Cells to Organisms

This specialisation offers you the unique possibility to integrate molecular, cellular and organismal levels of research, but also provides the possibility to specialize in one of these levels.

An important aspect of this specialisation is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying health and disease and how cells and organisms adapt to environmental factors ranging from light, stress and pathogens to ecological and social conditions. Model organisms include bacteria, fungi, plants and animals (invertebrates and vertebrates). The subject areas covered encompass functional genomics, signal transduction, cellular differentiation, development, host-microbe interactions and animal behaviour.

The master's specialisation From Cells to Organisms is a good match if you interested in subjects in the molecular, cellular and organismal levels of research. More in general, this master specialisation is ideally suited as a basis for starting a research career at a university or research institute and for a position in a bioscience-based company.

specialisatie Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

This specialisation integrates genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology into an attractive programme, with excellent career perspectives.

Through courses and research projects, students are trained by experts in the areas of molecular biology, microbiology, plant genetics, cellular imaging, animal disease models, and various -omics technologies and the corresponding bioinformatics. Attention is paid to the application of these techniques to biotechnology, i.e. how studies on model organisms can be translated to improve crops or human health.

The master's specialisation Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology is a good match if you interested in subjects as genetics, molecular- and microbiology, cellular imaging, and biotechnology. More in general, this master specialisation is ideally suited as a basis for starting a research career at a university or research institute and for a position in a bioscience-based company.

  1. Biology and Business Studies

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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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
wettelijk tarief : € 2078
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2078
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/biology/evolutionary-biology/admission-and-application/application-procedure
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estimated monthly costs

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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

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/20 Universiteit Leiden
Biology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/20 Universiteit Leiden
Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/20 Universiteit Leiden
From Cells to Organisms
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
74 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/20 Universiteit Leiden
Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/20 Universiteit Leiden
Microbial Biotechnology and Health
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/20 Universiteit Leiden
Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
74 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/20 Universiteit Leiden
Evolutionary
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/20 Universiteit Leiden
Education (NL)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
9/20 Universiteit Leiden
Biodiversity and Sustainability
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
74 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/20 Rijksuniversiteit
Biology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/20 Radboud Universiteit
Microbiology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/20 Radboud Universiteit
Water and Environment
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/20 Radboud Universiteit
Science, Management and Innovation
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/20 Radboud Universiteit
Adaptive Organisms
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/20 Radboud Universiteit
Communities and Ecosystems
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/20 Radboud Universiteit
Science and Education
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
17/20 Radboud Universiteit
Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/20 Radboud Universiteit
Science in Society
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/20 Radboud Universiteit
Biology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
20/20 Wageningen University
Biology
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018  80
€ 282 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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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
current job market

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