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Biology - Immunology

University of Zurich

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Biology - Immunology Master’s graduates from University of Zurich have skills in scientific research. Their knowledge allows them to understand complex biological systems. They recognize relevant problems in Biology and are able to plan and conduct experiments using a variety of techniques to address these problems.

Overview

The initial evolutionary function of immunity was to protect the host from pathogenic insults. 

The mammalian immune system is also involved in the fight against endogenous threats such as cancer and aids wound healing and tissue repair. 

The complexity of the immune system however is not fail-safe and erroneous self-attacks leading to autoimmune diseases are common. 

The vast majority of human diseases involve the integrated functions of our immune system and immunology is no longer a field which only studies host-pathogen interactions, but evolved into a central pillar of life science research. 

Immunologists study the role of individual cellular and humoral members of the immune system and their interplay during an immune response. 

The student learns how to analyse and isolate human blood cells and leukocytes from murine lymphoid tissues and studies their interactions in vitro and in vivo. 

The student will learn basic immunological technologies such a multiparameter flow cytometry, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays and the use of molecular analysis technologies. 

The student develops a solid foundation leading to a mechanistic understanding of immunity at the cellular level but also in animals and humans. 

Their ability to adapt technical procedures to specific scientific problems allows them to expand their problem solving skills. 

The ability to work exactly and treat precious materials, instruments and organisms carefully is particularly important. Working with organisms requires students to apply their ethical responsibilities. 

The master’s thesis, which is a research project within the master’s program, teaches students to conduct research independently as would be required for a dissertation.

Career options

Doctorate in one of the fields of biosciences; teaching and research at universities and other institutes of higher education; work in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, agrobiology and food technology industries; teaching at secondary level and in vocational, agricultural and engineering schools; management posts in industry, public administration and politics; planning for nature conservation and environmental protection, private and public; work in zoos, museums, research institutes, laboratories and clinics; scientific journalism. 

The degree courses of Biology - Immunology at the University of Zurich qualify graduates to find work in not only specific biological or educational professions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Modelling cultural evolution
  • Discovering Statistics using R
  • Primate Behavior - Empirical Research
  • Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease
  • Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biomedicine or Biochemistry from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich allows for admission to the a Master’s degree course in Biology. 
  • The Faculty assesses all other qualifications, in particular those from universities of applied sciences, according to its own criteria, whereby the principle of equal treatment applies to assessing the equivalence of Bachelor's degrees. 
  • The Faculty can require the fulfillment of conditions or additional requirements in form of evidence of academic achievement. The Faculty decides about the acceptance of academic achievements and credit points which were obtained elsewhere. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during  .
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during  .
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
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