LL.M. Life Sciences Law

  • On Campus
  • 15 months
  • EUR700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • French
Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
The programme provides advanced knowledge of Swiss law in the areas of health, pharmaceuticals and intellectual property rights applicable to technology (patents), together with a sound knowledge of international law in these areas. It offers an overview of comparative health and intellectual property law and introduces the principles of bioethics

Description of Life Sciences Law

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The programme provides advanced knowledge of Swiss law in the areas of health, pharmaceuticals and intellectual property rights applicable to technology (patents), together with a sound knowledge of international law in these areas. It offers an overview of comparative health and intellectual property law and introduces the principles of bioethics. For students without previous legal training, its aim is to develop general skills in legal argumentation, whereas for students without previous academic training, it is to provide basic instruction in biology and medicine as an aid to grasping the legal principles elaborated in the other courses.

Course structure: obligatory courses, optional courses, obligatory thesis, optional internship.

The courses are taught in French, but some passive proficiency in English (written and spoken) and in German (written) are recommended.

Length of programme: 3 semesters

ECTS credits: 90

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 15 months
Languages
  • French
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Requirements for Life Sciences Law

The programme is open to holders of degrees from the Faculty of Law as well as to those with a master's or bachelor's degree from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Economics, Medicine or Psychology. For more information: www.unige.ch/droit/mdv.

Work Experience for Life Sciences Law

No work experience is required.

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Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland 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.