The Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences is intended for students who are curious, motivated, and enthusiastic about the exploration of life through the application of methods in experimental biology.
The Master program offers in-depth training in the areas of molecular genetics, genomics, cell and developmental biology. We propose in particular specialised courses on the interactions of molecules within networks that control the life of micro-organisms, plants, animals and man. Considerable attention is dedicated to the learning and application of advanced techniques in genome sequencing and annotation. In another class, you will learn how to write a literature review and a grant application.
Possibilities of specialisation in:
- Integrative Biology
Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Life Sciences, specialisation "Bioinformatics", "Microbiology" or "Integrative Biology".
English. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Biology or in a field considered to be equivalent awarded by a Swiss university.
Another degree or academic title may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s degree course, with or without further conditions.
Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
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, management of bibliographic resources and knowledge of the specific scientific litterature, and so on.
This range of skills, combined with the curriculum offers advanced training in cutting-edge experimental biology and in scientific communication, which is ideal for a number of career prospects including :
- Academic research
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Diagnostic and biomedical research
- Swiss Federal research stations
- Biotechnology firms
- Environmental technologies