Bachelor of Science in Biology

General Content

Studies leading to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology degree give the broadest possible view of different areas of biology as well as the various levels of organisation of living beings, from the molecule to ecosystems.

Many courses include practical work that is increasingly integrated with research laboratories as studies progress. A range of optional classes and modules allows students to tailor their course and explore the subject in more detail. 

A Bachelor’s course of this kind provides a broad, solid foundation in biology, leading to a wide range of Master’s options examining specialist areas in life sciences.

Practical Information

Faculty of Biology and Medicine: School of Biology

Degree Awarded
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology

ECTS Credits

6 semesters

Teaching Language
French (certain third-year courses are taught in English).

Enrolment Deadline
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

Further information
Course description and timetables

Study Options After the Bachelor's Degree

At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology:

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 21 March 2023

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Couverture FBM 2015

Further Information

Ecole de biologie

Université de Lausanne
Faculté de biologie et de médecine
Bâtiment Amphipôle
1015 Lausanne


Unicentre - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 11 11
Fax +41 21 692 20 15