Global overview of the LST programme

The MSc LST programme offers four specialisations:

  • Research in Life Science and Technology; students follow a two-year programme in one of the research themes to become an independent and creative scientist.
  • Life Science and Technology and Education (taught partly in Dutch); prepare for a career in teaching chemistry and/or biology.
  • Life Science and Technology and Science Communication and Society (taught partly in Dutch); combine research with programmes in different aspects of science communication, such as journalism.
  • Life Science and Technology and Science Based Business; combine training in Life Science and Technology with education in business and entrepreneurship.

Students must organise their programme according to the global scheme shown below, in accordance with their mentor. The programme must comply with the "OER", the programme regulations. Students that choose the EDU, SCS or SBB-specialisation need to follow modules specific for the specialisation and therefore have a reduced research programme.

  Research Education Communication Business
Research project 60 30 30 30
Core components 24 24 24 24
Academic skills 6 6 6 6
Electives** 24 0/30* 20 20
Specialisation specific components 6 60/30* 40 40
Total 120 120 120 120

* Students who have finished a minor Education of 30 EC in their BSc study (tweedegraads lesbevoegdheid), need only 30 EC in their MSc study to obtain the “eerstegraads lesbevoegdheid”. The elective options for these students comprise 30 EC.
** The electives are chosen in consultation with the mentor. A maximum of 20 EC can be used for extension of the research project(s).

The "Academic skills" component is comprised of the (mandatory) courses Scientific Writing (2 EC) and Science Methodology (4 EC).

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