© FLS - Unil
© FLS - Unil
|Organisation||University of Lausanne - Faculty of Biology and Medicine
School of Biology
|Head of the Master||Christian Fankhauser (Center for Integrative Genomics)|
Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences - Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en sciences moléculaires du vivant
Possibility to obtain a specialisation in Bioinformatics, Microbiology or Integrative biology
|Start||mid-September (more details on this link)|
|Duration||1.5 years / 3 semesters|
|Delay for registration||30 april (28 february for candidates needing a study visa)|
|Charges||CHF 580.- per semester|
|Contact||Secrétariat de l'Ecole de biologie
Tél. 021 692 40 10
Fax. 021 692 40 05
The first semester of the Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences is centered on two compulsory courses through which the students will learn to write a research project on one hand and to sequence a genome on the other hand. These courses consist essentially of practical work. They are completed by optional courses where the students can receive specific knowledge in the different fields of research of the instructors of the Master. The students have also the opportunity to get used to the labwork and the research while doing a First step project.
In the second semester, the students carry on the compulsory courses (6 ECTS credits) and optional courses (9 ECTS credits). For these courses different collaborations are encouraged particularly with the Master of Science in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation of the School of Biology. During this semester the students start their Master research project for which they are integrated in a laboratory of research supervising the Master.
The third semester is dedicated to the completion of the Master research project.
The students of the Master in Molecular Life Sciences have the possibility to obtain a specialisation during their Master in Integrative biology, Bioinformatics or Microbiology. The conditions to obtain these distinctions is given in the study regulation.
The different schedules for the courses of the School of Biology can be amended. Schedules are regularly updated. You can refer to the date at the bottom of your schedule to make sure you are consulting the latest version.
|Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences|
|Study Plan Master MLS - 2017-2018 - autumn (86 Ko)|
The course descriptions are available on the internet of the University of Lausanne at the page: Programmes offered at the UNIL under the heading Structure of the Stage .
For the study plans of previous academic years, please visit our Archives page.
For students following a Bachelor or Master curriculum in the School of Biology, the registration for courses is mandatory and can be done via the Internet from the link below, within the periods set by the School of Biology at the beginning of semester. Outside of these periods, registration is not possible.
Make sure that you have activated your UNIL email address.
The School of Biology does not accept any registration, amendment or withdrawal outside of the registration periods.
The dates of the exam sessions are in the file:
Exam schedule 2016-2017 (in french only)
Students must be available throughout the entire period of each session. The examination schedules are listed below before each session. Students are notified of the publication of the exam schedules by email.
WARNING : The schedules published on the website are subject to change and no appeal based on the published schedules can be made.
Please find in the table below the lists of exams for each step of the curriculum. These lists include, for each exam:
These examination procedures are regulatory and students are deemed to have read the information contained therein.
Find the evalutation procedure below.
At the end of each exam period, an electronic record is prepared for each student, indicating if the student has passed or failed the corresponding step in the Bachelor or Master curriculum.
The requirements for passing these steps are given just below.
On request students have access to marked copies of their examinations after each examination session. The student has to ask the teacher within 10 days following the exam publication.
Consulting an examination copy could serve to understand the note obtained or to set of arguments for building a case for appeal.
An appeal can only be lodged within the 33 calendar days following the electronic notification of the exam results (initial date = email announcing the publication of the results on MyUNIL, sent by the secretariat of the School of Biology).
To be accepted, an appeal must:
• Cite precise and admissible motives, such as non-compliance with the regulations, improper procedure, grievance over arbitrariness.
• Be written by the student or be accompanied by a proxy of the student if it is lodged by a third person.
Address the appeal to:
Direction de l’Ecole de biologie