The Master’s Programme in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is a research-oriented programme which covers almost the entire area of drug research. The programme offers flexibility and
tailoring to meet the student’s individual scientific interests and career aspirations. The programme is organized by the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research. The programme offers seven specialisations:
The main focus in the programme is on training in research. Consequently, for all specialisations the programme’s first year requires all students to work on their major research project in one of the Divisions of the LACDR.
The research specialisations are considered to be default specialisations, for which 72 places are available. Students following the research specialisations continue their research training in the second year. Student’s opting for a non-research specialisation are admitted after the successful completion of their first year of the Master’s programme.
Industrial Pharmacy (dutch)
The specialization of Industrial Pharmacy is taught in Dutch, and only 2 positions are available. Prospective students aspiring for admission to Industrial Pharmacy have to go through a separate selection procedure after their successful completion of their first year of the Master’s programme in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. A high proficiency in the Dutch language is required.
Specialisation in Education (dutch)
The specialisation Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education is preparing for Dutch education and teaching and taught in Dutch, hence a high profiency in Dutch is required.
All prospective students for the Master’s programme must apply for a specific research specialisation. In the applicants’ motivation letter, the preference for his/her specific research themes, and the corresponding division(s) of the LACDR, should be clearly specified.