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Life Science and Technology

The Leiden Institute of Chemistry organises two MSc programs: MSc Life Science & Technology and MSc Chemistry and participates in four Graduate Schools

  • Netherlands Research School of Chemical Biology, NRSCB
  • Netherlands’ MAgnetic Resonance Research School NMARRS
  • Graduate Program “Solar Fuels Catalysis”, NIOK
  • Graduate Program “Sustainability: the Molecular Approach”, HRSMC

The Master’s programme consists of the following specialisations:

  • Life Science Research and Development
  • Life Science and Education
  • Life Science and Communication and Society
  • Life Science-Based Business Development

Details about their Programme’s and Organisation can be found at:
MSc Programmes at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry

The most actual information can be found at the website above. The program for 2016-2017 is provisional!

For our program and schedules visit
MSc Courses at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry

MSc schedule Chemistry and Life Science and Technology

The print ready version of the last studyguide (2016-2017) can be found here
MSc Life Science and Technology Study Guide

Specialisation Specific Courses

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Essay and Colloquium LIC 6
Research Project Life Science and Technology 20-60

Compulsory components per specialisation

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Essay and Colloquium LIC 6

Specialisation Life Science-Based Business Development

Life Science and Technology Core courses

The program offers eight core courses organized in two course series: Molecular Sciences and Medical Sciences. Students have to choose at least two coures form each category.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Molecular Sciences

Biomolecular Structures (BIMS) 6
Bionanotechnology (BNT) 6
Molecular Chemistry (MC6) 6
Chemical Genetics (CG) 6

Medical Sciences

Biomedical Informatics (BMI) 6
Genome organization and maintenance in cancer and aging (GCA) 6
Global Regulatory Networks in Bacteria (GRNB) 6
In-vivo biomolecular interactions underlying diseases (IBID) 6

Elective courses

  • Dependent on the chosen specialisation a number of elective courses can be selected from the MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science and Technology programme.
  • For more information visit the programmes website
  • Students may chose core courses as elective courses.
Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Synthetic Organic Chemistry (4052ZS3SY) 6,0
Photosynthesis and Bioenergy (PBE) 6
Biomaterials (BMAT) 6
Computational Drug Discovery and Development (CD3) 6,0
Chemical Immunology (CHI) 6
Drug Discovery: From Biology and Structure to New Chemical Entity (DD) 4
Metals and Life (MAL) 6
Molecular Aspects of RNA Viruses (MRV) 4
Molecular Defects in Human Diseases 5
Science Methodology 4