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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 and actual information about their Programme’s and Organisation can be found at:
MSc Programmes at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry
For program information 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 studyguide (2015-2016) can be found here
MSc Life Science and Technology Study Guide

Specialisation Specific Courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Essay and Colloquium LIC 6

Compulsory components per specialisation

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Essay and Colloquium LIC 6

Specialisation Life Science-Based Business Development

LST 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.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Molecular Science

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

Medical Science

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.
For more information visit the programmes website

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Integrated Cell Biology (ICB 2
Science Methodology 4
Photochemistry (PC) 6
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 Biophysics 4
Molecular Cell Signaling 4
Molecular Defects in Human Diseases 5
Bionanotechnology (BNT) 6
Science Methodology 4