Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 458
    Tuition (Semester)
    458
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English, French
    Language
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The Master in Biochemistry allows students to specialise in areas like trans-membrane trafficking and membrane biochemistry, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, cognitive neuroscience and immunology.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Through this programme, students develop the methodological knowledge and experimental rigour which are essential for conducting research. The programme also provides state-of-the-art training in the area of cellular energy production. Students will master the key concepts in biochemistry from the molecular level to the cellular level in order to understand the precise mechanisms at work in cells.

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.

Opportunities

The Master in Biochemistry leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Medical research laboratories
  • Government and private biomedical analysis laboratories
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Environmental protection
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds
  • Agro-food industry
  • Regulations and scientific patents
  • Management and sales
  • Medical research
  • Biotechnologies
  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Private sector research, development and production

Programme Structure

  • Electives and Work Placement: Current topics in chemical biology and biochemistry; Biochemistry and biophysics of membranes; Cellular and molecular biology; Molecular genetics of development; Principles of neurobiology; Bioinformatics; Bioorganic chemistry; Bioethic, etc.
  • Work placements
  • Research Project and dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application, subject to supplementary classes and prerequisites for certain degrees.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 458 International
  • EUR 458 EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
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