M.Sc. On Campus


University of Neuchâtel

24 months
764 EUR/year
498 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Biology from the University of Neuchâtel offers a programme that lets students select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills.


This MSc begins with a core of courses covering key topics in biology, with particular emphasis on methodological and quantitative aspects. 

The Biology programme at the University of Neuchâtel extends into courses in six specialized areas, representing the research topics for which the Institute of Biology at UniNE is particularly renowned. Students choose two of the six specializations, of which one corresponds to the topic of their Master’s thesis.

Professional perspectives

The Master of Science in Biology prepares students for a career in:

  • research
  • teaching
  • public administration: environmental protection, public health, agricultural and forestry sectors
  • media, industry and other sectors: environmental consulting, urban planning
  • non-governmental organizations focusing on the environment and sustainable development

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • concepts and methods in biology
  • molecular methods
  • chemical methods
  • quantitative tools
  • scientific writing
  • ethical aspects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Even though the deadline of April 30 has already passed, it is still possible to deposit a request for late admission until August 15




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisite for access to a Master program is a successfully completed Bachelor program in a related subject.
  • A Bachelor degree obtained in a non-related subject and/or in a foreign country gives its holder access to Master programs under certain conditions. Further requirements may be asked (e.g. 30 or 60 additional ECTS before the Master program, additional studies during the Master program).
  • For admission to specialized Master programs, the University sets additional requirements, equally applicable to all candidates.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    764 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 764 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    498 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 498 EUR per year during 24 months.

The tuition fee for national students is 515 CHF per semester and for international (non-residents) is 790 CHF per semester.

Living costs for Neuchâtel

1490 - 2050 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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