Programs Offered

DURATION OF STUDIES

1.5 years (3 semesters)

LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION

French, English

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

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).

AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS:

  • General (electives)
  • Specialisation:
    • Genetics, development and evolution
    • Bioinformatics and data analysis
    • Biodiversity and systematics
    • Molecular plant science

STUDY PROGRAMME

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)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.

MOBILITY

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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

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PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

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

UNIVERSITY TAXES

500 CHF / semester (~480 €, ~580 $US)
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REGISTRATION

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)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

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, 2022

www.unige.ch/sciences/Masters/Bourses

CONTACTS

All programs are subject to changes. Please consult the program regulations.