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In the BioTherapeutics master's specialisation you focus on the development of novel therapeutic approaches to treat immune-based disorders by applying systems immunological and metabolism methods.

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typeregulier, 120 EC
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
The BioTherapeutics master's specialisation focuses on research-oriented education into the development of state-of-the-art therapies using novel biologics, such as vaccines, therapeutic proteins and peptides, and gene therapy products for inflammatory diseases, including atherosclerosis and skin disease. Integration of experimental in-vitro and in-vivo data is aimed to aid a smoother and speedier transition from preclinical research to pharmacological interventions, and the delivery of drugs in the human body.

If you are interested in research training in specific drug delivery techniques, and the development of new therapeutic approaches to treat immune-based disorders, such as atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders and inflammatory skin diseases, this master's programme is the right choice.
Discover why our students choose the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences master's programme

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Why study BioTherapeutics at Leiden University?
  • The research institute focuses on a wide variety of research themes spanning all subjects of BioTherapeutics.
  • The strength of the programme is the research-oriented approach and the tailored programme designed for each student individually.
  • You study in an internationally, top-ranked research institute.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
colloquium, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, working group, self study
instruction modes
Planning and designing your own study path provides you with essential skills for your future career. When you need advice, our dedicated study advisor for the master's programme is the person to go to. The study advisor can provide professional help with the study programme and planning, but is also available for guidance in case of personal circumstances that may affect study progress.
study abroad
Drug researchers inherently operate internationally. Therefore, BPS students are strongly stimulated to go abroad for their second research project to gain international work experience. International experience is not only important to start building an international network but it will also increase the career prospects and chances in the job market.
The BioTherapeutics specialisation consists of compulsory and optional components. Students will start with the Introduction Course Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialisation in BioTherapeutics.
The major compulsory components are two research projects, both of which include writing a master's thesis. The two research projects are chosen by the students themselves. The major research project must be in the disciplines of the research-cluster of BioTherapeutics of the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR). The minor research project is preferably conducted in a different discipline of Biopharmaceutical Sciences (BPS).

Other compulsory components are: a literature study, including the writing of an essay or thesis, attending one advanced lecture series in disciplines of BPS, attending the Scientific Conduct course, and attending twenty lectures or colloquia presented by other master's students in BPS. Students following the research-specialisations continue their research training in the second year.
For a complete course overview, please see the e-Prospectus. []

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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 kosten




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estimated monthly costs

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350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven


220 studenten volgen deze opleiding
55% daarvan is vrouw
7 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
100% 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


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1/8 Universiteit Leiden
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
2/8 Universiteit Leiden
Drug Discovery and Safety
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/8 Universiteit Leiden
Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education (NL)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
4/8 Universiteit Leiden
Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/8 Universiteit Leiden
Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
6/8 Universiteit Leiden
System Biomedicine and Pharmacology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/8 Universiteit Leiden
Industrial Pharmacy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
8/8 Universiteit Leiden
Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
7 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences: BioTherapeutics aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 92 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

In the BPS Master's programme of Leiden University you are trained for a scientific career in drug research and development.

After graduating you are trained in all relevant aspects of drug research. You have hands-on experience in specialised research projects. The combination of expertise in drug research and academic skills makes you attractive for employers. All students who complete the master are admissible to a PhD programme in Bio-Pharmaceutical, Biomedical or other Life Sciences.
One finds graduates from Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in the entire width of the (bio)pharmaceutical field. Their careers generally remain closely related to the field of drug discovery and design, or the development and production of drugs, including drug quality, safety and clinical trials. Jobs outside research include various functions in the pharmaceutical industry, in biotechnology companies, or with the government.

Many graduates from Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences choose a career in scientific research and pursue a PhD degree. After obtaining your PhD degree you can continue as a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently, via a tenure track position at university, develop further to assistant-, associate-, or full professor.

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