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Life Science and Technology

The Master’s programme of Life Science and Technology consists of the following specialisations:

  • Life Science Research and Development

  • Life Science Based Business Development

  • Life Science and Communication

  • Life Science and Education

Preliminary information about course and organisation:
Course profile
Organisation profile

Compulsory courses

All compulsory courses have level 500 and comprise 6 EC. Some courses are biannual.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Multiscale Modeling 6
Analysis of the three dimensional structure of proteins by diffraction and imaging analysis 6
Biophysics of Proteins and Protein Interactions 6
Carbohydrate Chemistry 6
Colloids and Interfaces 6
Dynamics of molecule-surface reactions 6
Electrochemistry and Bioelectrochemistry 6
Genome organization and maintenance in cancer and aging 6
Global Regulatory Networks in Bacteria 6
In-vivo biomolecular interactions underlying diseases 6
Modern Organic Chemistry 6
Modern Quantum Chemistry 6
Nucleic- and aminoacids as biopolymers 6
Organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis 6
Quantum dynamics of chemical reactions 6
Reactivity in Organic Chemistry 6
Spin- and Photochemistry 6
The Chemistry and Physics of Solids 6
Vibrational Spectroscopy 6
Applied Computational Molecular Biology 6

Elective courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Electronic-Structure Theory 6
Advanced Structure Elucidation 6
Bioinformatics 2 4
Group theory and ligand field theory 6
Scientific Computing 6
Solid State NMR 6
Stable isotopes in chemistry 6
Theory of Spectroscopy and Molecular Properties 6
Xenobiotics 6

BSc Electives

Within the free choice of the specialisations, students may choose electives of level 400 from the bachelor programmes of MST and LST, if these have not been part of their former bachelor programme. Any choice of such electives must have the consent of the mentor. The choice of electives below level 400 is limited to 12 ec and must also be made in agreement with the mentor.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Electives from the BSc Life Science & Technology programme

Application of bioanalytical tools 4
Biochemistry 3 5
Industrial biotechnology 5
Molecular defects in human diseases 6
Signaling 4

Electives from the BSc Molecular Science & Technology programme

Synthetic Organic Chemistry 6

Other Electives

Electives from other disciplines

The Msc students can also choose courses from other Msc programmes in Leiden, Delft and elsewhere. A selection of relevant Msc-courses in Leiden and Delft listed below. We also recommend students to explore possibilities offered by the Msc programme LS&T, Delft.