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Monday November 17th – Friday November 21st 2019.


The aim of the Choose week is to learn to make a rational choice by means of a conscious strategy. Insight into the process of choosing is necessary for your orientation on a career and for your choice of a master program after you have finished your bachelor. Furthermore, it is required for the choice of research projects, courses and specialisations within such a master program. The program of the master Biomedical Sciences in Leiden is used as an example. The week includes lectures on the content and the structure of this master and its various specialisations, but it also contains workshops, interviews, and the project BW_Alive. You will obtain a lot of information, presented by both experienced scientists and relative beginners in the various fields and the job market.

Course objectives

The student:

  • has obtained information on the master program Biomedical Sciences in Leiden, as an example of a master program and a possible follow-up of the bachelor BW;

  • is able to make a conscious choice;

  • has obtained insight in his/her requirements of a master program;

  • is aware of the actions he/she has to undertake in order to choose a master program that fits his/her requirements.

Reading list

The ‘Choose’ module book.


Mandatory attendance during the week, active participation in workshops, group report on an interview and a written personal portfolio. Pass/no pass.