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Infection Biology

University of Basel

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
Duration
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
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About

The Specialized Master’s degree program in Infection Biology at the University of Basel is run by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an internationally recognized center for public health excellence.

Overview

Focal area of teaching and research

The main goals of the MSc course in Infection Biology at the University of Basel are the following:

  • To understand the phenomenon of infection and host-pathogen interaction from a molecular, immunological and cell-biological viewpoint.
  • To understand different concepts and approaches in drug and vaccine discovery and development.
  • To understand basic concepts in bioinformatics and acquire skills for computational data analyses.
  • To have a good understanding of molecular, cellular and epidemiological methods for the analysis of host-pathogen interactions.
  • To be able to plan and carry out laboratory experiments in order to address a scientific hypothesis, to analyze the results and to report them orally and in writing.
  • To obtain an overview on the current research literature in areas of infectious diseases.

Career opportunities

Holders of a Master of Science in Infection Biology usually work in academia or industry in laboratory-oriented projects in the fields of basic or applied research, in the teaching/training or communication/documentation sectors or as scientific writers.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science degree is a postgraduate degree that requires a successfully completed Bachelor’s program. The Specialized Master’s degree program Infection Biology awards 90 ECTS credits and is a so called mono-course consisting of only one core subject. Supervised practical work over the course of one year constitutes the core of the studies. One ECTS credit point roughly equals 30 hours of studying.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

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.
80
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).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program.

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

Funding

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Infection Biology
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