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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences: Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society (SCS) is a specialisation of the Master’s programme Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The programme has a duration of two years (120 EC) and includes a research subprogramme (60—80 EC) and a communication programme (40—60 EC).

The research subprogramme includes the following components:

  • the Introduction Course Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in the specialisation corresponding to the division at which Research Project 1 is performed (4 EC)

  • a research project of 49 EC in one of the research groups of the LACDR, including 5 EC for a thesis and 2 EC for an oral presentation

  • one of the lecture series listed below (4 EC)

  • the course Advanced Academic Skills and Career Orientation (3 EC)

  • Optional: extension of the BPS research subprogramme by attending additional lecture series of BPS or other courses in life sciences or medicine (0—20 EC)

The SCS specialisation programme comprises at least 40 EC and a maximum of 60 EC, including:

  • SCS Fundamentals (19 EC)

  • Scientific Narration and Visualization (4 EC)

  • SCS research proposal (3 EC)

  • SCS internship(s) (14-34 EC).

Course information on the SCS courses can obtained from the SCS pages in the e-Prospectus.

First and Second Year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory courses:

Introduction Course Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences 4
Advanced Academic Skills and Career Orientation 3
Scientific Conduct 1
Attended Lectures and Colloquia 1

Research project 1 at one of the Divisions of the LACDR

Research Project 1 - Practical Work (SCS, SBB, EDU and IP specialisations of BPS) 42
Research Project 1 - Thesis 5
Research Project 1 - Oral Presentation 2

The MSc programme of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences offers the following Lecture Series in the academic year 2020-2021 (one of these is mandatory):

Regulation of Drug Safety 4
Atherosclerosis 4
Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry 4
A Clinical Pharmacologist Approach to Combat a Viral Pandemic 4
Signal Transduction and Hallmarks of Cancer 4
Quantitative Pharmacology 4
Model organisms in cancer drug discovery and development 4
Drug Delivery 4
Cell adhesion signaling in health and disease 4
Blood-Brain Barrier: Drug Transport to the Brain 4
Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry for Metabolomics 4
Biophysics and Bioengineering for Pharmaceutical Sciences 4

Optional courses in the academic year 2020-2021 (list is not restrictive):

IP Law in Science 5
Science Methodology (SCM) 4
Science and the public: contemporary and historical perspectives 6
Student assistantship bachelor research assignment 5
Computational Techniques for Chemical Biology (CTCB) 6

Meer info

The MSc programme BPS and Communication concerns science communication in a broad sense. The programme prepares students for a career in popularisation of science (especially BPS), for example, as a scientific writer or a public relations officer. The programme includes a 60–80 EC BPS programme. Students with an MSc in BPS and Communication are also admissible to a PhD programme.

Career Perspective