MasterLife Sciences (MLS)
The Master of Science HES-SO in Life Sciences is a consecutive Master program with specializations in biotechnology, chemistry, natural resource management, and viticulture & enology. It is designed for highly motivated students whom strive to improve their career perspectives. The practical relevance and applied positioning of the Master MLS prepares successful graduates to work in positions with high responsibility for companies, non-governmental organisations as well as public administrations in the field of Life Sciences.
The Master MLS offers a well-balanced curriculum accompanied with advanced specialization courses for each chosen major. These courses include business, management and data handling to master the challenges demanded from tomorrow’s job market, and the Master thesis as independent applied research project. The program promotes critically reflection, assisting graduates in their further development throughout their professional careers.
The cooperation with BFH, FHNW and ZHAW offers students the unique opportunity to exchange their professional experiences and expand their personal networks within the entire Life Science community.The curriculum is divided into 3 blocks:
Central modules (30 ECTS) which are related to business & entrepreneurship and data handling skills (Core Competence Modules) relevant to all Master students, and the “Cluster-speciﬁc Modules” relevant to the specializations within one cluster
- Advanced specialization skills related to the particular majors (20 ECTS, five modules)
- Master thesis project (40 ECTS) including the Literature Review and Research Proposal (X01), a Preliminary Project (X02), and the Master’s Thesis itself (X03, full-time in the last semester).
Candidates may apply to enroll on a full- (3 semesters), or part-time (5 semesters) basis. The fulltime schedule is presented below:
The Master of Science HES-SO in Life Sciences MSLS is offered in cooperation with three other Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences, namely: Berner Fachhochschule BFH, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, and Zürcher Fachhochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW.
The module descriptions for the central modules and more general information about the cooperation MSLS are available on mslscommunitycentre.ch.
Course organisation and fees
5 semesters (part time)
CHF 250/semester (study costs)
The Master of Science HES-SO in Life Sciences is internationally recognised.
Master graduates will be able to occupy leadership positions in national and international companies as well as in government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
They are heading teams and manage interdisciplinary projects in:
- Research & Development
- Quality Management
- Marketing and Business Managment
Head of the Master Life Sciences
T + 41 58 900 01 10