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Leiden University · Science

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/animal-sciences-and-health/en/tuition-fee/MzF8MzQ

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Biology Specialisations

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.

Reasons to Choose Biology in Leiden

  1. No less than five biological research institutes collaborate in the MSc programme in Leiden, giving it a very broad and diverse scope.
  2. The multi-disciplinary character of the programme is further increased through collaborations between our research groups and other biological and medical research institutions.
  3. All MSc specialisations combine a solid educational programme with the focus on hands-on research, providing a balanced training.
  4. Biology in Leiden offers an international academic environment and world-class research.
  5. In Leiden, you can combine training in biological research with training in communication, education and science-based business.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2,006 in 2017-2018
International students
€ 17,800 (2017-2018)

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

International Studyline Team