Research at the Biozentrum embraces a wide range of topics, however one main focus all the research groups share is a strong interest to understand the molecular organization of living organisms. The major areas of research are concerned with the structure and function of macromolecules, the wiring of regulatory circuits, and the general principles underlying complex biological systems and their dynamic interactions.
Currently, the research groups of the Biozentrum are grouped into five major areas of investigation: Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics and Computational & Systems Biology.
Master’s degree program in Molecular Biology of the University of Basel is often considered as this century's key science. After successfully completing their Master’s degree the graduates are optimally qualified for a doctorate or to follow a profession in the life sciences.
The subject Molecular biology is of interdisciplinary nature and the career opportunities include activities in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Practical applications of the subject are found in basic research and increasingly also in business, society and politics. Numerous jobs are open within the university, in private industry, government service, schools and organizations, be it as researchers, communicators, teachers or advisors.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Growth & Development
- Infection Biology
- Structural Biology
- Computational & Systems Biology
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMolecular Sciences View 8 other Masters in Molecular Sciences in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International1596 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA1596 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- CHF 850 per semester
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