The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum.
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Master in Biology
Electives or required courses, depending on the chosen stream, 30 credits
Research project and dissertation, 60 credits
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.
The Master of Science in Biology leads to a number of professions both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
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1.5 years: 3 semesters( max. 5 semesters)
Master in Biology
Level of French required
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones
A Bachelor of Science in Biology or an equivalent degree. Students are required to find a laboratory or group in which to conduct their research project.
No work experience is required.
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The University of Geneva is a French-speaking comprehensive University with a wide range of programmes in English. In addition to its nine faculties, it also boasts six National Centres of Competence in Research (PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Disease, LIVES Overcoming vulnerabilities) and is a co-founder of the Swiss Network for International Studies.