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Master of Science in Life Sciences


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Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften


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Master of Science in Life Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences

The Master of Science in Life Sciences deals with technical, technological, scientific and social issues from the fields of society, health, nutrition and the environment. In the three-semester Master’s degree programme you specialise and graduate in one of four fields: Applied Computational Life Sciences, Food and Beverage Innovation, Chemistry for the Life Sciences or Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

 


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Master of Science in Life Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Subjects

The three semesters of full-time study which lead to the Master of Science in Life Sciences comprise the following three fields of competence plus a Master’s thesis, giving a total of 90 credits.
 

  • Core Competences (15 ETCS)
  • Cluster-specific Modules (9 ETCS)
  • Specialisation Skills: 20 to 30 credits depending on your specialisation
  • Master Thesis: 30 to 40 credits depending on your specialisation

Before your studies begin you work out your individual study plan with your supervisor, as well as discussing and deciding on your educational goals and the topic of your Master’s thesis.
 


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Master of Science in Life Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Career

You become a sought-after professional with leadership potential, whose Master's thesis contributes to meeting the challenges of our time. On graduation, students are able to bridge the gap between abstraction and application. They can do scientific work and successfully execute complex projects professionally.    


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Master of Science in Life Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Admission

One of the following prior qualifications is required:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences: ECTS grade A or B* or a mark of at least 5.0*.
  • FH diploma (forerunner of the Bachelor’s degree): average mark of 5.0* or higher. Recognition of at least 2 years of professional experience and/or of postgraduate studies in a corresponding professional area in agreement with the programme directors.
  • University / ETH Bachelor’s degree: practice-oriented ‘passerelle’: 6 months’ work experience in the area of your specialisation.

Admission ‘sur dossier’ possible with professional experience and prior education in an appropriate field.
*Admission for candidates with a lower mark or grade is considered on an individual basis.
 

 


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Master of Science in Life Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Networking

Students benefit from networking with the four Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences ZHAW,
BFH, FHNW and HES-SO. A third of the lessons are taught as part of combined courses run jointly with these
other universities.
 


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Master of Science in Life Sciences at Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Personal approach

Before your studies begin, you decide on your personal educational goals, define the topic of your Master’s thesis, and decide on your individual plan of study from the selection of modules together with your supervisor. The focal points you select are recorded in your individual study agreement (ISA). Your personal study programme is based on your educational background, your interests and your objectives. Not only at this stage, but also throughout your studies, you profit from fruitful interaction with your supervisor.

You can find the study agreements for all four specialisations under registration.
 


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Institution

Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften


Location: Wädenswil Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil, ZH
Schweiz
Zürich
T   +41 58 934 50 00
E   master.lsfm@zhaw.ch

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Wädenswil

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English, German

Start

Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 6 semesters - shorter duration possible

Tuition fees EU: 720 CHF / semester

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

Full-time

Duration of study: 3 semesters

Tuition fees EU: 720 CHF / semester

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Wädenswil

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English, German

Start

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 6 semesters - shorter duration possible

Tuition fees EU: 720 CHF / semester

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

Full-time

Duration of study: 3 semesters

Tuition fees EU: 720 CHF / semester

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

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