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Master of Science in Biogeosciences

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The Master of Sciences in Biogeosciences is the result of the integration of two fields of natural sciences: biology and geology. It reflects the emergence of new fields of research in the many areas of contact between these two disciplines.

Its main objective is to train students in new trans-thematic disciplines based on an integrated approach to both natural and anthropised environments.

University of Lausanne - Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
University of Neuchâtel - Faculty of Science

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Biogeosciences

ECTS credits

4 semesters

Teaching language
French, some courses in English. Recommended level: C1.

Final enrolment date
30 April. This programme starts at the autumn semester only.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland : 28 February (this time limit is applicable to enrolment at the UNIL only).

More information
Timetables and course descriptions

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to make judgements in the field of specialisation and overlapping areas.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities, notably in the following fields :

  • Research and development in environmental sciences
  • Federal and cantonal administrations
  • Non governmental organisations
  • Consulting firms
  • Conservation and management of nature
  • Conservation and management of soils
  • Environmental health
  • Natural materials industry
  • Academic careers

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 27 October 2016

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Version: February 2016

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