Biology: Biology and Science Communication & Society, 2010-2011

INTRODUCTION MASTER STUDENTS MONDAY …………………………………………….. IN THE SYLVIUS LABORATORY, 1ST FLOOR

This is a specialisation of the Biology Master.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Peter Klinkhamer, email: p.g.l.klinkhamer@biology.leidenuniv.nl

For a description of the full programme read the information button!

All theory is minimally on level 400. The choices for theory and research project will be made together with the coordinator of the biology part of the program and may be elected from the MCB and EBC programmes.

Year 1: Biology
Year 2: Communication

First Year: Biology

The Biology component consists of the following:
Biology research project of 36-40 EC (including 4 EC for an MSc thesis and 1 EC for a colloquium)
Advanced theory (courses, lectures and a mandatory seminar) of 20-24 EC

The research project should take place in one of the research groups of the Institute of Biology (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) or National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN)

All theory is minimally on level 400.

The choices for theory and research project will be made together with the coordinator of the biology part of the program. For the theory you may choose from the MCB and EBC programmes (see links below and see timetable)
Programme Molecular and Cellular Biosciences 2010-2011
Programme Evolution Biodiversity and Conservation 2010-2011

Second Year: Communication

Coordinator of the communication component of the programme is Prof. Dr. J van den Broek, email: broek@edufwn.leidenuniv.nl

The Communication component consists of the following:
Mandatory:
Fundamentals of Science Communication and Society: Level: 400/500, 17 EC
Training period: Level: 500/600, 24-34 EC

The training period can be in the field of Journalism, Museology or New Media and includes a written report, and an oral presentation.

Choice of:
Extension of the biology component: 19 EC
Courses in Communication: Level: ≥400 8 EC
Communication Master thesis: Level: 500/600 5 EC
Communication research project related to Master thesis: Level: 500/600 4 EC

The choice of the training period, master thesis, and elective courses should be approved beforehand by respectively the coordinators of the biology and communication part of the programme.

For further description and information about the programme see the following link: Website Science Communication & Society

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Description

The MSc program Biology and Communication concerns science communication in a broad sense. The program prepares students for a career in popularisation of science (especially biological sciences), for example, as a science communicator, a science policymaker or a public relations officer, or for a career as a scientist with excellent communication skills. Students with an MSc in ‘Biology and Communication’ are admissible to a PhD program in Biology or in Science Communication.

Qualifications for admission

Students from any Dutch university with a BSc degree or major in Biology will be admitted to the program. For all other (international) candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge the equivalence of their previous training to these BSc degrees. Preferably, the BSc program has included the 10-EC-course Learning, Presentation and Communication, offered by the Leiden Graduate School of Education (ICLON), or equivalent courses. Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch at least at level NT2 (“Dutch as a second language”) but preferably at the level of native speakers.

Program

Biology
The research component consists of a biology research project of 36-40 EC (including 4 EC for an MSc thesis and 1 EC for a colloquium) and 20-24 EC of advanced theory (courses, lectures and a mandatory seminar) complementing the research topic. The research project should take place in one of the research groups of the Institute of Biology (IBL), Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) or National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN). All theory is minimally on level 400. The choices for theory and research project will be made together with the coordinator of the biology part of the program.

Communication
The Communication component consists of the following:
Mandatory:
Fundamentals of Science Communication and Society: Level: 400/500, 17 EC
Training period: Level: 500/600, 24-34 EC

The training period can be in the field of Journalism, Museology or New Media and includes a written report, and an oral presentation.

Choice of:
Extension of the biology component: 19 EC
Courses in Communication: Level: ≥400 8 EC
Communication Master thesis: Level: 500/600 5 EC
Communication research project related to Master thesis: Level: 500/600 4 EC

The choice of the training period, master thesis, and elective courses should be approved beforehand by respectively the coordinators of the biology and communication part of the program

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