The Master of Science in Medical Biology degree is intended for students who are interested in biological research in the medical field.
Teaching focuses on the acquisition of key areas of expertise necessary for the development of new pre-clinical and clinical medical applications. This training gives students an in-depth knowledge of basic cellular functions, systems that transmit signals inside and among cells, human biology, and the normal and pathological functioning of the most important systems of the human organism.
Considerable attention is also paid to learning and applying techniques used in medical biology, as well as to personal research work.
The second semester is dedicated to specialisation. Students choose a study path from the following options:
- Immunology and Cancer
- Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Biology
English. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Biology or in a field considered to be equivalent awarded by a Swiss university.
Another degree or academic title may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s degree course, with or without further conditions.
Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
Website of the Master
Timetables and course descriptions
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, management of bibliographic resources and knowledge of the specific scientific litterature, and so on.
This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities and economic sectors.
- Academic research
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Biomedical industry
- Biotechnology firms
- Medical laboratories
- Hospital environment
- Toxicological analysis laboratories
Alumni have different positions, such as entrepreneur biologist.