University of Basel

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
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Within the University of Basel Ecology  program, the Department of Environmental Sciences and its associates offer this comprehensive Master course for graduates with a background in biology or environmental sciences. 


Why choose an M Sc in Ecology in University of Basel?

  • They offer a broad spectrum of course modules from which you choose your preferred topics.
  • They offer attractive field courses in Switzerland and abroad.
  • They employ modern laboratory methods, including molecular techniques. In our field work, we integrate plant and animal biology.
  • They emphasize theory based and experimental approaches.
  • The research and teaching focuses on attractive biota such as highly diverse meadow systems, mixed forests and alpine ecosystems in Switzerland as well as arctic and tropical biota.
  • The biology section of the Department of Environmental Sciences is well known for its excellent research in population biology, biodiversity and conservation as well as global change research and runs unique research facilities such as the highest biological laboratory in the Alps at Furka Pass.

Career opportunities

After successfully completing their Master’s degree the graduates can study further for a doctoral qualification or follow a profession in various fields of environmental and life sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Plant and animal ecology
  • Ecosystem science 
  • Conservation biology
  • Human influences on ecosystem integrity 
  • Biological diversity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The following degrees allow for direct admission to the Master's degree program Ecology: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology with a Major in Molecular Biology or a Major in Animal and Plant Sciences or a Major in Integrative Biology from the University of Basel. Other Swiss university degrees have to be approved by the respective teaching committee. Foreign degrees have to be approved by the examination commission of the Faculty of Science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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