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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences: Drug Discovery and Safety


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Drug Discovery and Safety is a specialisation of the Master’s programme Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. It offers scientific training with a range of techniques, required for the discovery and characterization of novel drug targets and the synthesis and optimization of new drugs. 


This master's specialisation provides you research-oriented education into the discovery of new drug targets and safe and effective lead molecules, particularly in the field of cancer, through a combination of advanced imaging techniques ('systems microscopy'), in vitro and in vivo model systems, organic synthesis, molecular biology and pharmacology, and computational approaches. 

The Division Drug Discovery and Safety of the LACDR, and the Division of Bio-organic Synthesis and Molecular Physiology of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC), are involved in the master specialisation Drug Discovery and Safety. Admission to this specialisation may be restricted by available places. 




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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