About this course
The Master’s specialisation in Pharmacology comprises both compulsory and optional elements. The major compulsory components are the two research projects, both of which include writing a master’s thesis. The major research project must be in one of the disciplines of Pharmacology, Medical Pharmacology, or Clinical Pharmacology, and the minor research project preferably in a different discipline of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Other compulsory components are: a literature study, including writing an essay or thesis, attending two advanced lecture series in disciplines of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, participating in the Scientific Conduct course, and attending twenty lectures and colloquia presented by other master’s students in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The distinguishing feature of the Leiden MSc in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is its research-oriented approach. This research orientation in the teaching programme is unique in Europe and enjoys a high international profile.
- A BSc degree in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmaceutical Sciences from any Dutch university. Students holding such degree will directly be admitted to the programme.
- For all other candidates, the Admissions Committee will evaluate the equivalence of their previous training to this Bachelor of Science degree.
- Students who have a BSc in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University are directly admissible.
- Proof of sufficient proficiency in English: IELTS test level of at least 6.5 or TOEFL score of at least 570/230, evidenced by appropriate test.