M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Biology

University of Zurich

18 months
1312 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
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The University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine (FoM) and Faculty of Science (FoS) offer a specialized Master’s course focused on the biological sciences in Medical Biology (MSc in Medical Biology). 


This Medical Biology program is oriented exclusively toward graduates of degree courses in human medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry. 

As a rule this course is undertaken by candidates who have already completed studies in medicine. Admission to the program is possible up to 3 years following completion of medical studies. 

The Master’s course in Medical Biology is classified under the Faculty of Science and includes course and research offerings of the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Medicine and the ETH Zurich.  

Such research can focus on a wide array of topics, such as the origins, development and progression of diseases as well as their prevention, recognition and treatment, and often involves patient-oriented clinical research. 

The program’s objective is to empower students to implement their scientific knowledge in disease- and patient-oriented research. 

Career options

This master’s program from University of Zurich allows particularly talented medical graduates who are interested in the natural sciences to acquire additional education in biology, so as to prepare them for research in medical or veterenary fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Biochemistry (Master course Medical Biology)
  • Advanced methods in genomic and cellular manipulation
  • Genome modification in the mouse
  • Cell Death, Inflammation and Imm
  • Research Ethics for Life Scientists

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have completed Bachelor’s studies in human medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry; the course is open to students of all nationalities. 
  • Selection of candidates is carried out by the Interfaculty MD-PhD Commission (IMPC) and include examination scores during medical Bachelor’s or Master’s studies and interviews with two members of the IMPC.
  • In the interview candidates’ prior knowledge of and interest in basic scientific research are determined.
  • At the time of application, applicants must have already received confirmation of a position in a host institution in which to conduct the Master’s dissertation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 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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