Biomedical Sciences: Research
The research specialisation of Biomedical Sciences focusses on becoming an independent researcher in the field of biomedical sciences. All students follow the common part of MSc Biomedical Sciences which consists of a 20-week research traineeship, a number of thematic (Frontiers of Science) courses, a course on how to write a research proposal, a course on clinical research in practice and a course on scientific conduct. In the 2nd year of the research specialisation you will take a course in Laboratory Animal Science, write a scientific review, and conduct a second major research project of about 28 weeks for which you will first write a research proposal. The research internships in the first and second year can be performed either at Leiden University Medical Center or elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. In addition, students will complete the unique module Career orientation which includes assignments reflecting on skills, knowledge and preferences, lectures by alumni on paths that predecessors have taken, and guest lectures, workshops and career events to explore the job market. In total, you will spend two years (120 EC) on state of the art biomedical courses and perform a great deal of research yourself. The Biomedical Sciences Research Programme offers you a broad education, but also allows you to focus on a specific scientific area in your 2nd master year.
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Master of Science
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
- The (bachelor) degree was passed within the nominal duration of the study plus one year at the start of the master's programme;
- Research experience for at least three months in a final project (internship) at the start of the master's programme.
- During a final project (internship) and/or courses the applicant has acquired skills with respect to working in a laboratory for at least three weeks;
- In depth knowledge, understanding and skills (demonstrated by grades and/or ECTS) in Immunology (6 ECTS), Pathology (6 ECTS), Bio-Statistics (6 ECTS), Neuroscience (6 ECTS) and Molecular Biology (9 ECTS) at the start of the master's programme;
- Grade Point Average of at least 6.5 (Dutch grading system; or international equivalent) at the submission deadline.
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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