The School of Biology provides three Master of Science degree courses, the contents of which focus on the main strengths in biological research at the University of Lausanne. All of these Master degree courses are taught entirely in English, last one and a half years, and amount to 90 ECTS credits.
The degrees issued at the end of these three Master degree programmes are:
- Master of Science in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation (MSc BEC)
- Master of Science in Medical Biology (MSc BM)
- Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences (MSc MLS)
- distinction in Bioinformatics
- distinction in Microbiology
- distinction in Integrative Biology
The studies for the Master degrees are divided into three semesters and consist partly of common courses, mostly in the first semester, as well as more specialized optional courses largely during the second semester.
Of particular importance throughout the Master degree course is individual laboratory research, with an introductory work (“first step”) in the first semester and a Master thesis in the second and third semesters. Within the framework of their research, students are integrated into laboratories performing state-of-the-art research and thus take part in advancing of knowledge in their fields.
The training and supervision of Master research are provided by the various partner departments of the Basic Sciences section (SSF) of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, as well as in collaboration with partner institutions (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), the Centre of Cery, the Ludwig Institute, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), The Preservation of Wildlife, etc.)