Molecular Life Sciences

University of Bern

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
897 EUR/year
708 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Program in Molecular Life Sciences of the University of Bern is run jointly by the Institutes of Cell Biology and Plant Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Science Faculty. 


Key Features

Molecular Life Sciences research in University of Bern is particularly strong in the fields of Host-Pathogen Interactions/Molecular Parasitology, RNA Biology and Membrane Biochemistry, but many other research projects exist and offer opportunities for students to do their MSc or PhD theses.

In the master curriculum, and in particular by preparing their master thesis, the students deepen and specialize their knowledge and skills in the area of molecular life sciences. A particular emphasis of the program is to involve the students actively in research projects. The degree of „Master of Science (M Sc) in Molecular Life Sciences“ can lead to an employment in industrial, governmental and research settings or to a further education, e.g. to PhD studies.

Programme Structure

MLS specializations

  • Biochemistry/Chemical Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Neuro-/Developmental Biology (jointly with University of Fribourg)
  • Plant Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. 






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

Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university or an equivalent degree in one of the following branches of studies:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry

Tuition Fee

  • International

    897 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 897 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    708 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 708 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
  • Non-Swiss students: CHF 950 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.

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Molecular Life Sciences
University of Bern


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