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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences



February - September


2 year



In this master’s programme, you are trained at the leading edge of drug design and fundamental research into novel drugs, optimisation of existing drugs, and personalised medicine.

Research specialisations

  • BioTherapeutics

  • Drug Discovery and Safety

  • Systems Biomedicine and Pharmacology

Vocational specialisations

  • Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Industrial Pharmacy (in Dutch)

  • Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Business Studies

  • Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Communication and Society

  • Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education
    (in Dutch)


Graduates’ careers generally are closely related to the field of drug discovery and design or the development and production of drugs. Options outside research include the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, teaching or government institutions.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in bio-pharmaceutical sciences or pharmaceutical sciences.

English proficiency**

IELTS: minimum 6.5 (minimum 6.0 per component)
TOEFL: internet-based 90 (minimum 20 per component)

Faculty of Science


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EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
*** For application via CIRCLE programme, limited spots are available
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.