Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences

2 Jahre

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake)Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake) 

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About Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences

Despite major advances in drug - research, many common diseases such as cancers, neurological diseases, cardiovascular disease and other auto - immune diseases, lack effective treatment, or are found incurable. You are trained for a scientific career in drug research and development. Depending on your interest, you can choose from seven specialisations to further extend your scientific training and theoretical background.

The master's programme of Bio - Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to train you in the research area of bio - pharmaceutical sciences and drug research in such a way that you have extensive knowledge and hands - on experience to be able to work independently as a scientific researcher. Moreover, you have a wide range of other career opportunities bio - pharmaceutical industry, science communication, and education.

Curriculum and Overview

The MSc degree guarantees thorough research experience with a profound theoretical basis. This research orientation in the te aching programme is unique in Europe and enjoys a highly international profile. The strength of the programme is its individual approach: for e ach student an individually tailored programme will be designed.


  • BioTherapeutics 
  • Bio - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies 
  • Bio - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education (partly in Dutch) 
  • Bio - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society 
  • Drug Discovery and Safety
  • System Biomedicine and Pharmacology 
  • Industrial Pharmacy (in Dutch)

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: 


Job and Career prospects

Students are trained for a research career in drug research and development, not for a career as a (public) pharmacist. Most graduates proceed to a PhD training at Leiden University or another university. Graduates from the Center for Bio - Pharmaceutical Sciences are in great demand in the pharmaceutical industry and in other research institutes. An extensive worldwide network of research contacts allows students to obtain research experience abroad during their MSc or PhD studies.

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challen ges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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