Master Medicine

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • EUR459 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR459 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • French ( Find a course )
| Genève, Switzerland
The Master in Medicine is primarily taught at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) or affiliated institutions. Theoretical and practical courses are integrated into clinical training modules and focus on clinical procedures and on learning and applying skills in a variety of disciplines, such as internal medicine and primary care, paediatrics, surgery, psychiatry or obstetrics and gynaecology.



Some disciplines are crosscutting and studied throughout the programme (e.g. radiology, pathology, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine and ethics). The third year of the Master’s programme is devoted to clinical practice during which students do rotations to strengthen their skills and gain experience.

Under the new Healthcare Professions Act (LpMed), exams are faculty- based, except those at the end of the third year of the Master’s, which are federal and standardized throughout Swiss faculties of medicine (Swiss federal medicine exam).

During the first and second year of the Master’s programme, students may complete part of their clinical training abroad. Third-year students may do clinical internships at foreign hospitals (for up to five months) and to do a three-month internship at another university. The Faculty of Medicine offers two-month internships in tropical medicine and international health, including in Cameroon and Nepal.

Studies in human medicine prepare graduates for specific activities in numerous professional fields. Graduates generally begin their professional careers as junior residents, become senior residents (chef de clinique) in hospitals or outpatient centres, and often go on to do post-graduate work to earn an FMH (Swiss Medical Association) specialist qualification. Many graduates end up working in private or group practices, and some go on to careers in hospitals or at university.

But there are many other professional opportunities as well:

  • Positions in international or humanitarian organisations
  • Role of expert for insurance and health insurance companies, in connection with legal/employment issues
  • Positions in medical call centres
  • Medical journalism
  • Research in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • IT and medical statistics
  • Non-clinical teaching/research at university

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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    Apply until:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)


Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR459 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR459 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

First and second-year courses (120 Credits) :
  • Introduction to the clinical approach
  • Clinical training
Third-year courses (60 Credits) :
  • Elective rotations (Internist medicine, paediatrics, surgery, etc.) including 1 compulsory month with a physician or pediatrician Swiss federal medicine exam (EFMH)

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.


For more information, please visit programme website.

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