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Biology: Biology and Science-Based Business

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

This MSc specialisation will start on Monday 1 September, 2014 at the Sylvius Laboratory, with an information lecture.

Website Instituut Biologie Leiden – Onderzoeksgroepen

Year 1: Biology programme
Year 2: Science-Based Business programme

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

First Year: Biology

The Biology component consists of the following:

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

The biology component can be extended with an additional 20 EC (courses or extension of the research project) to 80 EC in total. 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 through approval of the individual study plan of a student and approval of the research agreement.

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: SBB

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

Science-Based Business
Completion of the Specialisation SBB requires a minimum of 40 EC and a maximum of 60 EC from the courses listed in the table below. This includes at least, either:

  1. SBB Fundamentals and SBB Internship; or
  2. The RBB Foundation courses and RBB Assignment.
    If SBB Fundamentals is part of the programme, then the RBB foundation course “RBB Opportunities” is not mandatory.

Foundation:

  • SBB Fundamentals: Level 400, 15 EC
    RBB Foundation courses:
  • Research Based Business Opportunities: Level 400, 5 EC
  • Research Based Business Ventures: Level 400, 5 EC
  • Research Based Business Planning: Level 400, 5 EC

Advancement:

  • Learning from Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing: Level 500, 5 EC
  • SBB/RBB Essay: Level 500, 3-7 EC
  • SBB/RBB Elective: Level: 400-600, 3-15 EC

Finishing:

  • SBB Internship: Level 600, 25-35 EC
  • RBB Assignment; Level 600, 25-35 EC

Registration
You have to register via uSis. You register for a classnumber. Find the numbers you need on the following website: Sign up for classes

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

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
Methods in Biodiversity Analysis 6
Mechanisms of Disease 6
Metabolomics 6
The Immune system of plants 6

Approved Electives:

Advanced Academic Skills Elite Course 6
Behavioral Biology 3
Biodiversity and Conservation (seminar) 4
Economic Botany 4
Plant Families of the Tropics 5
Tropical Biology in Borneo 6
Practical Assistance 2-10

Other Electives

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

Electives Faculty of Science

Science Methodology 4
Science and the public: contemporary and historical perspectives 6

Meer info

Description

The specialisation Science Based Business (SBB) provides knowledge and skills in the area of Management, Business and Entrepreneurship. Its focus is on their application in science- and research-driven organisations. Its purpose is to broaden the horizon, to form an opinion on and prepare for a career in industry and to enhance competencies for pursuing entrepreneurial business opportunities created in science and research (Research Based Business; RBB).

Qualifications for Admission

Admissible to the Specialisation SBB are all students that are admitted to a Master Programme of the Faculty of Science or the Master Programme in Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine (LUMC) provided that the rules and regulations of the subject Master Programme do allow so. In addition, foreign applicants must provide proof of proficiency in English with an IELTS ≥ 6.5.

Exemptions

Students with prior education in management, business and entrepreneurship may –depending on the contents and extent of said education – be exempted from following (parts of) one or more of the Foundation courses. These courses need to be substituted such that their master programme contains at least 40 EC of management, business or entrepreneurship courses fitting in the context of science- and research based business. Decisions on exemptions and substitutions are taken by the Board of Examiners.

Program

Biology
The Biology research component of the Science Based Business (SBB) specialisation consists of a research project of 36 EC and 24 EC of advanced theory (courses and lectures).
The biology component can be extended with an additional 20 EC (courses or extension of the research project to 80 EC in total). 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 through approval of the individual study plan of a student and approval of the research agreement.

Science-Based Business
Completion of the Specialisation SBB requires a minimum of 40 EC and a maximum of 60 EC from the courses listed in the table below. This includes at least, either:

  1. SBB Fundamentals and SBB Internship; or
  2. The RBB Foundation courses and RBB Assignment.
    If SBB Fundamentals is part of the programme, then the RBB foundation course “RBB Opportunities” is not mandatory.

Foundation:

  • SBB Fundamentals: Level 400, 15 EC
    RBB Foundation courses:
  • Research Based Business Opportunities: Level 400, 5 EC
  • Research Based Business Ventures: Level 400, 5 EC
  • Research Based Business Planning: Level 400, 5 EC

Advancement:

  • Learning from Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing: Level 500, 5 EC
  • SBB/RBB Essay: Level 500, 3-7 EC
  • SBB/RBB Elective: Level: 400-600, 3-15 EC

Finishing:

  • SBB Internship: Level 600, 25-35 EC
  • RBB Assignment; Level 600, 25-35 EC

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. Through the submission of this study program, the Board of Examiners determines whether the individual study program can be approved.