The study of Biology opens the doors to a fascinating world, from the biomolecules to the functioning of ecosystems. The University of Fribourg offers a multidisciplinary study programme leading to the degree of Master of Science in Biology, placing a special emphasis on the development of students' scientific capabilities, such as independent thinking, problem-solving skills, critical evaluation of data, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a team. English is the main language for all activities, but students can choose to take their exams in English, French or German.
As a Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg Master's student, you will deepen your knowledge of modern biological sciences and acquire techniques needed in basic research as well as in practical applications. An agreement with the Universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (Framework Convention BENEFRI) allows you to take elective courses in these Institutions and have them credited for the study programme in Fribourg.
About the course
The courses, obligatory and elective, are accompanied by discussions, presentations by students and project writing exercises. As a Master's student you are integrated in one of the research teams and have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the daily life of a research scientist, gaining extensive experience in academic research, learning to plan, carry out, analyse and presenting research. You will also have the possibility to participate in teaching practical courses and other assisting activities for which you are paid by the hour.
- Ecology and Evolution
- Neuro- and Developmental Biology
- Plant-Microbe Interactions
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Master's degree programmes are built on the knowledge and abilities that were acquired when obtaining a Bachelor's degree.
Holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded from a Swiss university can be admitted to a Master's degree programme within the corresponding discipline (requires the acquisition of minimum 60 ECTS credits at Bachelor level in the corresponding discipline) without any additional requirements. The same applies to holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded by a foreign university, provided that the Bachelor's degree is recognised and considered equivalent by the University of Fribourg.
International1584 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 792 EUR per semester during 18 months.
EU/EEA1312 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- CHF 720 - national
- CHF 870 - international
Living costs for Fribourg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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