DURATION OF STUDIES
1.5 years (3 semesters)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
A Bachelor in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Biochemistry or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.
THE MASTER IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
prepares students to think beyond the state-of-the-art. Specifically, students will learn how to probe biological problems at the molecular level using innovative chemistry and biophysical approaches. Students will receive individualized and highly interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics) training from world-renowned researchers. The curriculum is primarily centred on practical teaching in a research environment. Numerous internships are offered in a variety of laboratories; these are allocated according to a programme that takes into consideration the undergraduate qualification, interests and goals of each student. A high student-teacher ratio ensures a quality framework. The Degree is awarded by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Two fellowships supported by a partnering Foundation are open to talented and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master in Chemical Biology. Candidate selection is based on excellence and motivation. Citizens from Lebanon, Switzerland, Italy and India have priority. Additional merit fellowships are available.
Deadline for applications: as for the UNIGE enrolment.
3 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses (25 credits)
- Current Topics in Chemical Biology and Biochemistry
- Frontiers in Chemical Biology
- Tutorial in Chemical Biology
- Microscopy and Imaging Course
Courses are scheduled at UNIGE or EPFL.
Electives (5 crédits)
Include courses at either UNIGE or EPFL and include:
- Elements of bioinformatics
- Biophysics II
- Image Processing
- Chemistry of small Biological Molecules
- Cellular Signaling
- Bioactive Compounds Screening, etc.
Two Practical Placements and dissertation (60 credits)
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.
During their Master's degree, students may also conduct a lab internship in a leading laboratory outside the University and under the joint supervision of the director of the education committee in charge of the program.
The Master in Chemical Biology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
- Academic research (doctorate, post-doctorate)
- Medical research
- Private sector research, development and production
- Regulatory affairs and scientific patents
- Administration and sales, etc.
500 CHF / semester (~530 €, ~580 $US)
Rate of the day
Deadline: 30 April 2023
(28 February 2023 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 : February 28, 2024
- Academic director
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- Administrative assistant for the Master in Chemical Biology
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- Student Affairs
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- Academic Advisor
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- Faculty of Science
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