Biology and Science Communication and Society

The Master’s specialisation in Biology and Science, Communication and Society combines research training in biology (taught in English) with a programme in communication (taught in Dutch). Students of this master’s specialisation hav excellent opportunities to broaden their studies outside their own specialist field during the work placement you are able to try out the interesting opportunities offered by a career as scientific communicator or scientific journalist

Students of this master’s specialisation have an excellent opportunity to broaden their studies outside their own specialist field, and during the work placement are able to try out the interesting opportunities offered by a career as scientific communicator or scientific journalist. The experiences and insights gained will be of benefit to those who intend to continue in an academic environment, for example as a PhD candidate in their own specialist field. The ability to communicate about science is an essential skill which all scientists should have mastered!

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The Leiden MSc in Biology provides ample opportunities for students interested in molecular biosciences or in evolution, biodiversity and conservation. The Institute of Biology at Leiden University has top research specialisations in evolutionary and molecular biology, while the Institute of Environmental Sciences specialises in research on conservation and sustainability. The availability of extensive invaluable biodiversity collections in 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.