Master's Degrees in Master of Science in Switzerland

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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

Studying in Switzerland

Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe. It comprises 26 cantons and has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is not member of the European Union and has the swiss franc as currency. It is the country with the highest wealth per adult in the world.

260 Master of Science Master's degrees in Switzerland

M.Sc. Luxury Marketing

The International Master in Luxury Marketing has been conceived to offer students a solid and accurate understanding of the Luxury world, taking into strong consideration its new rules related to new consumer’s perception, challenges for retail environment as well as online services and CRM. Analysis will span from hard luxury into services, ranging from travelling into food and beverage.

M.Sc. Life Sciences

In the bilingual Master of Science in Life Sciences programme offered at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, you will be studying at the cutting edge of science and at the heart of society. 

Life Sciences und Facility Management
M.Sc. Financial Communication

The aim of the Master in Financial Communication at the Università Della Svizzera Italiana (USI) is to form specialists operating in the banking sector and in capital markets being able to bridge the information and knowledge gaps between financial experts and lay investors and entrepreneurs. 

Faculty of Economics
M.Sc. Management

The MSc in Management at the Università Della Svizzera Italiana (USI) has been designed to provide graduates, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with the necessary skills and tools for understanding modern management concepts. It creates the best possible conditions for a successful career in businessfrom start-ups to multinational companies.

Faculty of Economics
M.Sc. Management and Informatics

This unique cross-discipline Management and Informatics programme at the Università Della Svizzera Italiana (USI) combines USI's world-leading expertise in Management and Informatics and offers exciting career prospects that range from project management to consulting.

Faculty of Informatics
M.Sc. Traceology and Crime Analysis

The Master of Science in Traceology and Crime Analysis teaches students interrelated skills in criminology and forensic science necessary for the use of traces in the analysis, prevention and management of a range of criminal phenomena.

M.Sc. Life Sciences: Plant Sciences

This degree course is a specialization of the Master’s degree course Life Science (fast Track). The Fast Track Master’s program in life sciences is open to all students with an excellent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related natural sciences.

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Building up on a thorough and multidisciplinary preliminary curriculum, the teaching provided within the Mechanical Engineering Master's curriculum remains at a general level, while offering specialization opportunities. It thus provides preparation both to careers in the private sector and to scientific research activities.

School of Engineering
M.Sc. Environmental Geosciences

Human activities are a regular cause of imbalances in natural systems and the societies that depend upon them, on the local, regional or global scale. Understanding the underlying physical, chemical and biological processes is essential for resolving contemporary environmental problems.

Geosciences and Environment
M.Sc. Facility Management

The Institute for Facility Management (IFM) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is the only university in Switzerland to offer a Master of Science in Facility Management. The course builds on the Bachelor of Science in Facility Management but is also open to applicants with degrees in FM-related subjects such as architecture, construction engineering, business management, building services engineering or hospitality.

Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
M.Sc. Chemical Biology

The mission of our National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) «Chemical Biology – Visualisation and Control of Biological Processes Using Chemistry» is to use chemistry tools to obtain a better understanding of life at the molecular level.

M.Sc. Civil Engineering

The welfare of a society has always been and still is strongly related with the development of infrastructures to satisfy the needs of food, water, energy, transportation and housing, as well as the protection against natural disasters under the constraints of sustainability and protection of the environment.

School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
M.Sc. Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing degree course expands and deepens the professional and methodical skills acquired at the Bachelor level, and additionally offers in-depth specialist nursing training. Students will learn how to develop various approaches and models in solving highly complex problem situations based on practical nursing, will realise research work and initiate and direct all-inclusive projects.

Bern University of Applied Sciences - Health
M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences

Molecular Life Science research in Bern is particularly strong in the fields of Host-Pathogen Interactions/Molecular Parasitology, RNA Biology and Membrane Biochemistry, but many other research projects exist and offer opportunities for students to do their MSc or PhD theses.

Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
M.Sc. Infection Biology

The MSc programme in Infection Biology at the University of Basel is run by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an internationally recognized centre for international health. The thesis work - which extends over a whole year - is usually embedded in a research project in one of the Swiss TPH Units, normally within the Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology

M.Sc. Biostatistics

Biostatistics as a discipline is driven by the interaction between problems from medical research and rigorous mathematical analysis. Complex scientific challenges require the development of new and appropriate statistical methods.

M.Sc. Marketing

The scope of today’s marketing challenge is breath taking, and proliferation is the reason. Recent advances in technology, media and distribution have created an explosion of new customer segments, marketing approaches as well as products and services.

M.Sc. International Business

The SBS Swiss Business School Master of Science (MSc) in International Business is a full-time, two-year, 90-ECTS program, which provides an in-depth examination of global business issues ranging from economics to cross-cultural leadership. The language of instruction is English.

M.Sc. Biology: Ecology

This interdisciplinary Master's degree program deals with all levels of ecological complexity, the relationships between individual organisms and their environment, the influence of resources and competition on the structure and dynamics of populations right through to the interactions between various species in eco-systems.

M.Sc. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Computer-based approaches are becoming increasingly important in biological research. The study of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Bern gives you a good basic knowledge and prepares you for a career in a large amount of working fields.

Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
M.Sc. Social Work

The Master's degree in Social Work is a generalised course that builds on the Bachelor's degree or an equivalent university degree. It enhances the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's course and provides a sound academic overview of the field.

Bern University of Applied Sciences - Social Work
M.Sc. International Relations

The Master of International Relations (MIR) Programme is a prestigious, well-rounded and challenging programme geared toward preparing ambitious students to take their place in the competitive international relations marketplace, or to prepare students for further study in the field.

International Relations
M.Sc. Molecular Biology

This Master’s degree program is offered by the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. It provides a direct access to contemporary molecular biology research. The Biozentrum conducts research and teaching at the highest international level and creates a working atmosphere which equally promotes professional and personal development.

M.Sc. Biology

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity.

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich is proud to offer a master program that brings students to the forefront of the field. The Master in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is the modern version of the classical “Electrical Engineer ETH” and the normal continuation of our bachelor program; it is also the preferred path towards a PhD degree at our department for students from outside ETH.

Engineering Sciences
M.Sc. Wealth Management

The Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research.

M.Sc. Life Sciences: Anthropology

This degree course is a specialization of the Master’s degree course Life Science (fast Track). The Fast Track Master’s program in life sciences is open to all students with an excellent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related natural sciences. Applicants must fulfill specific requirements and pass an interview to be admitted.

M.Sc. Digital Humanities

The Master of Science MSc in Digital Humanities offers a unique and interdisciplinary study plan that encompasses data acquisition and analysis, audio and image processing, machine learning and pattern recognition, data visualization, and digital culture. The originality of the program is that the acquisition, organization, analysis and visualization of data focus on cultural, historical, and social media corpora.

College of Humanities
M.Sc. Geography

Tuned to current environmental issues, this Master's programme enables students to understand and assess environmental systems and the relationship between nature and society.

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Faculté des sciences
M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is an exciting and growing field which resides at the interfaces between engineering, biology and medicine. The broad goal of biomedical engineering is to solve human health problems through advances in diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of human disease.

Engineering Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Economic Analysis

Our graduates are able to use the appropriate theoretical concepts, empirical methods and data to analyze applied questions relevant for economic policy making, private and public investment decisions and business strategy.

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
M.Sc. Communication Systems

The Master's Program in Communication Systems offers prospective candidates a unique education emphasizing the global interplay of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Research in this program is focused on building and demonstrating technologies that will be required in next-generation systems and their integration into operational communication systems.

School of Computer and Communication Sciences
M.Sc. Energy Management and Sustainibility

The degree in Energy Management and Sustainability (MES) is an interdisciplinary program built to provide world-class education for all those who put sustainability as the number one priority in th development of our world. Students receive theoretical and practical training, using EPFL's state-of-the-art research and development facilities.

School of Engineering
M.Sc. Physics and Applied Physics

The training of a physicist is not limited to a list of specific subjects, but rather a set of conceptual tools which have united scientific communities for centuries, across a broad spectrum of research activities. Physicists define themselves more by the manner with which they approach a problem, rather than the nature of the problem itself.

School of Basic Sciences
M.Sc. Computer Science

The Master's Program in Computer Science offers a unique choice of courses that covers all aspects of the discipline, ranging from advanced digital technologies to distributed information systems and security. It also includes emerging disciplines such as biocomputing and service science.

School of Computer and Communication Sciences
M.Sc. Life Sciences: Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology

This degree course is a specialization of the Master’s degree course Life Science (fast Track). The Fast Track Master’s program in life sciences is open to all students with an excellent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related natural sciences. Applicants must fulfill specific requirements and pass an interview to be admitted.

M.Sc. Biology

Over the last few decades, biology has developed its natural history approach into that of an experimentally focused discipline. Its goal is the elucidation of structure, function and interactions of macromolecules, as well as understanding entire molecular networks and cell interactions. In daily work, the latest methods and technologies are applied.

M.Sc. Information Systems

The Master of Science in Information Systems allows students to acquire advanced skills in New Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) for use within organisations. Subjects are studied with a balanced multidisciplinary approach and cover both information technology and management techniques.

Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne)
M.Sc. Data Science

At the heart of the major study program in Data Science are elective modules in the area of informatics plus a Master's project.

M.Sc. Economics

The Master of Science in Economics at the University of Geneva is a graduate program offering higher education in economics and econometrics, as well as a wide choice of specialization opportunities in advanced topics of economics and econometrics.

M.Sc. Biology: Quantitative Biology and Systemsbiology

The increasing quantitation of the life sciences, especially within systems biology requires a deeper look at what kind of data are important. Questions like: what kind of data can be compared with models, what does it mean to make a model, what doe the data imply?, will have to be reframed on a quantitative level.

M.Sc. Computer Science

This study programme is part of the Swiss Joint Master in Computer Science jointly offered by the Universities of Fribourg, Bern and Neuchâtel, providing students with a unique multilingual and multicultural learning environment. Students work closely with one or more research groups of the three participating institutes.

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Faculté des sciences
M.Sc. Geography - General Geography

Geography studies the processes that alter and shape the world we live in. Geographers aim to understand reciprocal influences and dependencies in their field, they document change, formulate scenarios and develop sustainable plans of action for the future .

M.Sc. Computational Science

The Computational Science Masters will lead to an expert-level knowledge in one topic of the student's choice, while also providing an introduction to the huge variety of topics in natural science where computers play a crucial role.

M.Sc. Economics

The Master of Science in Economics (MScE) provides you with the skills for a successful career as a professional economist. Our curriculum also prepares you well for a PhD program in economics, both in Switzerland and abroad. Our MScE is internationally recognized because our faculty is active in international research circles and many of our previous graduates have done very well professionally both in the private sector and in the academic world.

Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne)
M.Sc. Life Sciences: Developmental Biology

This degree course is a specialization of the Master’s degree course Life Science (fast Track). The Fast Track Master’s program in life sciences is open to all students with an excellent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related natural sciences. Applicants must fulfill specific requirements and pass an interview to be admitted.

M.Sc. Statistics

Students learn important models and methods from Probability Theory, Statistics, Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science. As a scientific discipline Statistics is brought to bear in diverse fields and is considered a key technology for scientific research. The students get acquainted with recent research in these fields and are guided to work independently on a scientific project.

Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
M.Sc. Nano and Micro Technology

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) is the only title recognized by the confederation for postgraduate studies at the master level in the natural and engineering sciences. The Master of Advanced Studies is euro compatible. The MAS has replaced all the unofficial master titles, which have been offered by the various educational institutions in the past. 

M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences

The Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences is intended for students who are curious, motivated, and enthusiastic about the exploration of life through the application of methods in experimental biology.

Faculty of Biology and Medicine
M.Sc. Media Management

This Master offers the chance to study fundamental aspects how media companies operate and to deepen the understanding of the managerial activities of such companies (economical structures, politics of the field, research, creation and building of products and services, legal management, use of the web, etc,).

M.Sc. Finance

The Master of Science in Finance offers an outstanding education in finance. Students gain a profound knowledge in the methods used in practical modern finance. 

M.Sc. Nanosciences

It is an interdisciplinary natural science study program in which the focus is on structures of the nanometer size scale (1 nm = 1 billionth of a meter). 

Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät