2 years
Feb Sep
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 43,883
EUR 39,800
Other costs
Other costs apply

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.