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Biology: Biology and Education

This is a specialisation of the Biology Master.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Johan Memelink, email: j.memelink@biology.leidenuniv.nl

This MSc specialisation will start on Monday 2 September, 2013 at 9.00 at the Sylvius Laboratory, with an information lecture.

Website Instituut Biologie Leiden – Onderzoeksgroepen

Year 1: Biology programme (60EC)
Year 2: Education programme (60EC)

For a description of the full programme read the more information button.

First Year: Biology

The Biology component consist of the following:

  • Biology research project of 36 EC
  • Advanced theory (courses and lectures) of 24 EC

Theoretical components should be minimally at level 400. The individual study programme consisting of choices of courses and the research project must have prior approval by the Board of Examiners.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Research Project Biology 36

Advanced theory:

Genomic Architecture 6
Advanced Statistics 3
Book exam 3

One of the courses:

Orientation on Animal Biology and Disease Models 3
Orientation on Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation 3
Orientation on Microbial Biotechnology and Health 3
Orientation on Plant Sciences and Natural Products 3

One of the Top Lectures courses:

Top Lectures in EBC 3
Top Lectures in MCB 3

At least 6 EC of specialisation courses or approved electives, see Tab 'Electives'

Second Year: Education

The coordinator of the Communication component of the programme is:
Drs. W van der Wolk, email: wolk@iclon.leidenuniv.nl

The Education option of the MSc programme Biology and Education is offered as a joint programme of the faculty and the Leiden University School of Teaching (ICLON) and consists of the following components:

  • Educational Theory: level 400, 5 EC
  • Learning and Instruction 1: level 300, 5 EC
  • Learning and Instruction 2: level 400, 2 EC
  • Teaching Methodology 1: level 400, 5 EC
  • Teaching Methodology 2: level 500, 5 EC
  • Design Research: level 600, 7 EC
  • Individual Choice: level 400, 1 EC
  • Teaching Practice 1, 15 EC
  • Teaching Practice 2, 15 EC

For students who passed the minor Education (30 EC) during the BSc programme, the programme consists of the following:

  • Learning and Instruction 2: level 400, 2 EC
  • Teaching Methodology 2: level 500, 5 EC
  • Design Research: level 600, 7 EC
  • Individual Choice: level 400, 1 EC
  • Teaching Practice 2, 15 EC

The remaining 30 EC can be used for both the education specialisation and the research component of the MSc programme.

For further description and information about the programme see the following link: Website ICLON

Biology Electives

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Specialisation courses of the Biology Master Specialisations:

Conservation Biology 6
Development and Evolution 6
Global Regulatory Networks in Bacteria (GRNB) 6
Mechanisms of Disease 6
Metabolomics 6
Methods in Biodiversity Analysis 6
The Immune system of plants 6

Approved Electives:

PHD Orientation Course 6
Behavioral Biology 3
Biodiversity and Conservation (seminar) 4
Colloquium ‘Spotlight Research talks’ 3
Economic Botany 4
Plant Families of the Tropics 5
Tropical Biology in Borneo 6
Practical Assistance 2-8

Other Electives

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Laboratory Animal Science 4
Other approved electives 1-6

Meer info

Description

The MSc specialisation Education prepares students for a career in teaching in their subject matter specialisation. This programme leads up to the so-called “eerstegraadslesbevoegdheid”, qualifying the student to teach in Dutch upper secondary education in the school subject associated with the MSc programme.
Students with an MSc specialisation in Education are also admissible to a PhD programme in their MSc research specialisation.

Qualifications for admission

Students should be admitted to an MSc programme within the Faculty of Science.
For all other (international) candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge the equivalence to this BSc degree of their previous training.
Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch.

Programme

The specialisation Education (EDU) consists of 60 EC in Biology and 60 EC in Education.
When the student has passed the minor Education (30 EC) during the BSc programme, the compulsory education component is reduced with 30 EC. The remaining 30 EC can be used for both the education specialisation and the research component of the MSc programme.

Biology (60 EC)
The Biology research component of the Education (EDU) specialisation consists of a biology research project of 36 EC, and 24 EC of advanced theory (courses and lectures).
The research project has to take place in one of the research groups of the Institute Biology Leiden (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), or Naturalis Biodiversity Center.
A research project within one of the ‘Life Science’ research groups of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC), at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) or at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) may substitute for a research project within the IBL pending prior approval by the Board of Examiners. Theoretical components should be minimally at level 400. The individual study programme consisting of choices of courses and the research project must have prior approval by the Board of Examiners.

Education (60 EC)
The Education option of the MSc programme Biology and Education is offered as a joint programme of the faculty and the Leiden University School of Teaching (ICLON) and consists of the following components:

  • Educational Theory: level 400, 5 EC
  • Learning and Instruction 1: level 300, 5 EC
  • Learning and Instruction 2: level 400, 2 EC
  • Teaching Methodology 1: level 400, 5 EC
  • Teaching Methodology 2: level 500, 5 EC
  • Design Research: level 600, 7 EC
  • Individual Choice: level 400, 1 EC
  • Teaching Practice 1, 15 EC
  • Teaching Practice 2, 15 EC

For students who passed the minor Education (30 EC) during the BSc programme, the programme consists of the following:

  • Learning and Instruction 2: level 400, 2 EC
  • Teaching Methodology 2: level 500, 5 EC
  • Design Research: level 600, 7 EC
  • Individual Choice: level 400, 1 EC
  • Teaching Practice 2, 15 EC

The remaining 30 EC can be used for both the education specialisation and the research component of the MSc programme.

Approval of program

All master students have to submit a master study program, consisting of choices of courses and one or two research projects, to the studyadvisor in November (start September) or in April (start February). Through the submission of this study program, the Board of Examiners determines whether the individual study program can be approved.