DURATION OF STUDIES
1.5 years (3 semesters)
LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
A Bachelor in Biology or an equivalent degree. Students are required to find a laboratory or group in which to conduct their research project.
THE MASTER IN BIOLOGY
provides advanced training that focuses on a lab-based research project conducted over three semesters. Students also receive theoretical training, in English and French, in one of the specialisations (see below) or based on courses that the student selects in accordance with their chosen research project and specific interests (elective option).
- General (electives)
- Genetics, development and evolution
- Bioinformatics and data analysis
- Biodiversity and systematics
- Molecular plant science
For your information, the MA in Biology is being reformed and will become, as of September 2022, a 120-credit university master's degree, or 4 semesters of study, subject to approval by all relevant authorities.
3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream (30 credits)
Research project and dissertation (60 credits)
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.
Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.
The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
- Fundamental and medical research in universities and public institutions
- Scientific research and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies
- Biology teaching in middle school and high school
- Scientific journalism
- Scientific consulting in governmental or private organisations which finance research
- Museums and botanical gardens
- Ecology-oriented services
500 CHF / semester (~480 €, ~550 $US)
Rate of the day
Deadline for the Autumn Semester: 30 April 2021 (28 February 2021 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
Deadline for the Spring Semester: 30 November 2021 (30 September 2021 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS
The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.
Deadline for applications : March 15, 2023