The MSc in Biology in Leiden offers a wealth of opportunities for students who are interested in molecular biosciences or in evolution, biodiversity and conservation.The Biology Institute at Leiden University has a number of highly recognised research specialisations in evolution and molecular biology. The Institute of Environmental Sciences specialises in research in the area of conservation and sustainability.
The availability of extensive invaluable biodiversity collections at the National Herbarium of the Netherlands, the famous Hortus botanicus, and the popular National Museum of Natural History ‘Naturalis’ contribute to an excellent environment for biologists in Leiden. Biology in Leiden is part of the Faculty of Science, providing ample opportunities for crossing borders with other science areas. Furthermore, the close proximity of the Bio Science Park with its many companies active in the (bio)medical field and the collaborations with the Leiden University Medical Center expand the study possibilities enormously.
• Animal Sciences and Health
• Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation
• Microbial Biotechnology and Health
• Plant Sciences and Natural Products
Specialisations as of September 2017
• Biodiversity and Sustainability
• Evolutionary Biology
• From Cells to Organisms
• Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
• Biology and Education
• Biology and Science Communication and Society
• Biology and Science-Based Business
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