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Biology: Biology and Science-Based Business

Information lecture on MSc specialisations MCB and Biology and SBB, Thursday January 27, 10.00 room 5.T.01, Sylvius Laboratory.
Contact: Remko Offringa

This is a specialisation of the Biology Master.
Coordinator: Dr. Remko Offringa, email: r.offringa@biology.leidenuniv.nl

For a description of the full programme read the information button!

The individual study program consisting of choices of courses and the research project will be made in concert with and approved a priori by the coordinator of the biology part of the program. The courses may be elected from the MCB and EBC programmes .

Year 1: Biology
Year 2: Science-Based Business

First Year: Biology

The Biology component consists of the following:
Biology research project of 36-40 EC (including 4 EC for an MSc thesis and 1 EC for a colloquium)
Advanced theory (courses, seminar, lectures, seminar, advanced textbook) of 20-24 EC, to be selected in relation to the research topic.

The research project will be in one of the research groups of the Institute of Biology (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) or ‘Naturalis’. For students who will do a research project in one of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences departments of the IBL it is mandatory to successfully finalize phase 1 of the MCB specialisation.

The individual study program consisting of choices of courses and the research project will be made in concert with and approved a priori by the coordinator of the biology part of the program. For the theory you may choose from the MCB and EBC programmes (see links below and see timetable)
Programme Molecular and Cellular Biosciences 2010-2011
Programme Evolution Biodiversity and Conservation 2010-2011

Second Year: Science-Based Business

Coordinators of the Science-Based Business component of the programme are Mw. Drs. G.H. Degenaars, email: degenaars@sbb.leidenuniv.nl and Dhr Dr. H. Jousma, email: h.jousma@fwnbur.leidenuniv.nl

The Business-related part of the complete SBB program consists of 41 to 60 EC of the following components:
Mandatory:
SBB Fundamentals: Level: 400, 17 EC
SBB Internship: Level: 500, 24-34 EC
Optional:
Orientation on Technopreneurship: Entrepreneurial Management: Level: 400, 5 EC
Orientation on Technopreneurship: Business Planning: Level: 400, 5 EC
SBB electives: Level: 500-600, 19 EC
Extension of the Biology component: 19 EC
Note: a maximum of 12 EC on theoretical program elements of level < 400 are permitted within the total program.

For further description and information see the following link: Website Science-Based Business

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Description

This MSc program Biology and Science-Based Business prepares students for a career in science-related business and administration, and for innovation and enterprise from a biological perspective. In addition to knowledge in biology, students obtain competence with respect to organisations, people in organisations, and establishment and management of processes. Students with an MSc in Biology and Science-Based Business are also admissible to a PhD program. For the SBB Master, a minimal program consisting of the course ‘SBB Fundamentals’ and the SBB training period must be completed (see below). The course ‘SBB Fundamentals’ can also be taken in the optional part of the research MSc programs in Biology.

Qualifications for admission

Students from any university in the Netherlands with a BSc degree in Biological Sciences will be admitted to the program. For other (international) candidates, such as BSc graduates from other natural sciences, life sciences and biomedical sciences as well as specific HBO Bachelors, the Board of Admissions will judge how equivalent the previous training has been to the Dutch BSc in Biology. This assessment may result in additional coursework.

Program

Biology
The Biology component of the Science-based Business (SBB) specialisation consists of a biology research project of 36-40 EC (including 4 EC for an MSc thesis and 1 EC for a colloquium) and 20-24 EC of advanced theory (courses, seminar, lectures, seminar, advanced textbook) to be selected in relation to the research topic. The research project will be in one of the research groups of the Institute of Biology (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) or ‘Naturalis’. For students who will do a research project in one of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences departments of the IBL it is mandatory to successfully finalize phase 1 of the MCB specialisation. The individual study program consisting of choices of courses and the research project will be made in concert with and approved a priori by the coordinator of the biology part of the program.

Science-Based Business
The Business-related part of the complete SBB program consists of 41 to 60 EC of the following components.
Mandatory:
SBB Fundamentals: Level: 400, 17 EC
SBB Internship: Level: 500, 24-34 EC
Optional:
Orientation on Technopreneurship: Entrepreneurial Management: Level: 400, 5 EC
Orientation on Technopreneurship: Business Planning: Level: 400, 5 EC
SBB electives: Level: 500-600, 19 EC
Extension of the Biology component: 19 EC
Note: a maximum of 12 EC on theoretical program elements of level < 400 are permitted within the total program.