M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular Life Sciences

University of Lausanne

18 months
1100 EUR/year
1100 EUR/year
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The Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Life Sciences offered by University of Lausanne is intended for students who are curious, motivated, and enthusiastic about the exploration of life through the application of methods in experimental biology.


The Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Life Sciences program offered by University of Lausanne offers in-depth training in the areas of molecular genetics, genomics, cell and developmental biology. We propose in particular specialised courses on the interactions of molecules within networks that control the life of micro-organisms, plants, animals and man. Considerable attention is dedicated to the learning and application of advanced techniques in genome sequencing and annotation. In another class, you will learn how to write a literature review and a grant application.

Possibilities of specialisation in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Integrative Biology

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 range of skills, combined with the curriculum offers advanced training in cutting-edge experimental biology and in scientific communication, which is ideal for a number of career prospects including :

  • Academic research
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Diagnostic and biomedical research
  • Swiss Federal research stations
  • Biotechnology firms
  • Environmental technologies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Bioinformatic Algorithms
  • Computational Thinking in BioMedicine 
  • Industrial Bioinformatics 
  • Co-evolution, Mutualism and Parasitism 
  • Scientific Mediation and Communication - Museum Module 
  • Design and Build a Synthetic Biological System II (iGEM Project) 
  • Evolutionary Consequences of Hybridization and whole Genome Duplication 
  • Integrated course Mountain Ecosystems - Ecology & Evolution 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • English. Recommended level : C1.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      1100 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 550 EUR per semester during 18 months.
    • National

      1100 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 550 EUR per semester during 18 months.
    • Tuition fees (exams included) and semester fees: CHF 580.- (per semester)

    Living costs for Lausanne

    1609 - 1979 CHF /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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