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Life Sciences: Developmental Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #54 (ARWU) ,
This degree course is a specialization of the Master’s degree course Life Science (fast Track). The Fast Track Master’s program in life sciences is open to all students with an excellent Bachelor’s degree in biology or related natural sciences. Applicants must fulfill specific requirements and pass an interview to be admitted.

About

Students in the Fast Track Master’s program in life sciences follow the regular curriculum of a biology or biochemistry Master’s program, but they start working on their PhD projects and may enter one of the PhD programs at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School after the successful completion of their Master’s degree course.

Students can integrate the results obtained during the Master’s program into their doctoral thesis, effectively shortening the duration of their PhD studies by about one year.

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Admission to a Master’s program generally requires a Bachelor’s degree with a total of 180 ECTS points from a university recognized by the University of Zurich.

In the same field of study

Students with a Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university can enroll directly in a Master's program in the same field of study without having to fulfill any further conditions, although certain restrictions may apply.

In another field of study

Acceptance to a Master's program in another field of study may be made conditional on acquiring additional knowledge and skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 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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