Programs Offered

DURATION OF STUDIES

2 years (4 semesters)

LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION

French, English

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

A Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from UNIGE or an equivalent degree.

THE MASTER IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

aims to prepare students with a Bachelor's in biomedical science for a career in the health-care industry, and more specifically in the area of drug and medical-device development. It also paves the way for a career in the biotech or food industry, or in genetics and cutting-edge genome technology. Students may continue their training with a PhD.

The first-year programme comprises both theoretical and practical classes taught by academics and industry experts. Students get an overview of the biomedical industry and acquire the skills they need to work in multidisciplinary teams. Science courses are supplemented by topics such as corporate strategy, ethics, pharmaceuticals law and science communication.

During the second year, students must complete two internships, either in Switzerland or further afield. One of the internships must involve research work in a university, medical or company laboratory. The other internship must be conducted in industry.

STUDY PROGRAMME

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits

First year (60 credits)

Discovery and Development (discovery and design of medicines, development of medicines, medical technology)

Research and Life Sciences (human genetics and genomics, food science, science communication, Master's project 1)

Law, Ethics, Management (business ethics, health economics, decision-making, pharmaceuticals law)

Second year (60 credits)

Research project (20 weeks)

Company internship (20 weeks)

+ 5 weeks to be added to one of the two internships)

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

  • Companies (pharmaceuticals, medtech, startups, biotech, food):
    • research, innovation
    • development, validation
    • production
    • data processing
    • marketing
    • quality
    • regulatory matters
    • scientific communication
    • clinical trials
    • drug safety
  • Academic career:
    • research
    • teaching
  • Public sector:
    • health economics
    • global health

UNIVERSITY TAXES

500 CHF / semester (~480 €, ~580 $US)
Rate of the day

REGISTRATION

Deadline: 30 April 2021 (28 February 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.