M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Biology

University of Lausanne

18 months
1050 EUR/year
1050 EUR/year
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The Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Biology degree offered by University of Lausanne is intended for students who are interested in biological research in the medical field.


At this Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Biology at the University of Lausanne, teaching focuses on the acquisition of key areas of expertise necessary for the development of new pre-clinical and clinical medical applications. This training gives students an in-depth knowledge of basic cellular functions, systems that transmit signals inside and among cells, human biology, and the normal and pathological functioning of the most important systems of the human organism.

Considerable attention is also paid to learning and applying techniques used in medical biology, as well as to personal research work.


The second semester is dedicated to specialisation. Students choose a study path from the following options:

  • Immunology and Cancer
  • Neurosciences
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology.

University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, management of bibliographic resources and knowledge of the specific scientific literature, and so on.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities and economic sectors.

  • Academic research
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biomedical industry
  • Biotechnology firms
  • Medical laboratories
  • Hospital environment
  • Toxicological analysis laboratories

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics : lecture and PW 
  • Neuron-glia Biology 
  • Cancer II 
  • Drug Design 
  • Development of Therapeutics 
  • Development of Drugs: Practical Aspects 
  • Brain Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Biology or in a field considered to be equivalent awarded by a Swiss university.
  • Another degree or academic title may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s degree course, with or without further conditions.
  • English. Recommended level : C1.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      1050 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 525 EUR per semester during 18 months.
    • EU/EEA

      1050 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 525 EUR per semester during 18 months.
    • Tuition fees (exams included) and semester fees: CHF 580.- (per semester)

    Living costs for Lausanne

    1609 - 1979 CHF /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    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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