Biology

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

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.

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locatieLeiden
diplomaMSc
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66860
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
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.
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

Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Biodiversity and Sustainability



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 Biology and Education

The master's specialisation Biology and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a Biology teacher.

The master's specialisation Biology and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of biology to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in biology. The programme comprises a one-year Biology component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master's specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today's secondary school pupils for tomorrow's challenges in the field of biology.

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of biology? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Biology and Education master's specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a biology teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.

specialisatie Biology and Business Studies



Business Studies bridges science and business by focusing on areas such as technology management, innovation, entrepreneurship, operations and decision making. In this master's specialisation you combine Biology research with Business Studies. You will learn about analytical frameworks and skills for managerial decision making. The emphasis of the business specialisation is on the application of these frameworks and skills in the context of R&D-intensive organisations. After completion, you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to take on managerial responsibilities in your work.

Do you pursue a management career in industry from a Biology research perspective? Do you want to learn all about technology commercialization and business development? Then, Biology and Business Studies is the master's specialisation of choice for you. It enables you to broaden your scope outside biology research. The specialisation offers training that is analytically rigorous and connected to practice through class discussions based on real-life business cases, company visits, guest speakers, and an internship experience.

specialisatie Biology and Science Communication and Society

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



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



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



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.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
colloquium, hoorcollege, laboratoriumwerk, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, project, seminar, stage, werkgroep, zelfstudie
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Zie www.unileidenmasters.nl voor meer informatie

vooropleiding
BSc degree in Biology, in other natural sciences, life sciences, and bio-medical sciencesor a relevant field (see website www.unileidenmasters.nl).

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Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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
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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

240 studenten volgen deze opleiding
48% daarvan is vrouw
20 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
75% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
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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
Microbial Biotechnology and Health
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/20 Universiteit Leiden
Evolutionary Biology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/20 Universiteit Leiden
Biodiversity and Sustainability
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
74 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/20 Universiteit Leiden
Biology and Education (NL)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
6/20 Universiteit Leiden
Biology and Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/20 Universiteit Leiden
From Cells to Organisms
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
74 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/20 Universiteit Leiden
Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
74 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/20 Universiteit Leiden
Biology and Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/20 RUG
Biology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/20 Radboud Universiteit
Science, Management and Innovation
€ 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
Microbiology
€ 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
Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management
€ 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
Science in Society
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/20 Radboud Universiteit
Biology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
19/20 Radboud Universiteit
Communities and Ecosystems
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
20/20 Wageningen University
Biology
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2019  80
€ 282 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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