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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.

This cooperation MSLS offers two types of central modules (30 ECTS): the “Core Competence Modules” with business, entrepreneurship and data handling skills, which are relevant to all Master students, and the “Cluster-specific Modules” which are relevant to the specializations. The common central modules enable the students to exchange their professional experiences and expand their personal networks within the entire Life Science community.

Whereas the specialization modules (S-modules, 20 ECTS) and Master thesis modules (X-modules, 40 ECTS) are compulsory, there is more flexibility in choosing courses for the central modules. Out of seven “Core Competence” modules at least five have to be completed. For the “Cluster-Specsfic Modules” at least 3 have to be completed summing to a total of 30 ECTS:

Module

Responsible

ECTS

Offer

Option

Core Competences Modules (CC)


MSLS cooperation

 

30 ECTS

7 Modules at 3 ECTS

Minimum 5 modules



Cluster-specific Modules (CS)

5-6 Modules at 3 ECTS

Minimum 3 modules

Specialisation Modules (S)

 

HES⁠-⁠SO Master MLS

20 ECTS

By specialization
AB, CDP, NRM, VE

Compulsory

Master Thesis

40 ECTS

40 ECTS
(X01, X02, X03)

Compulsory

Core Competence Modules encompass the most important competences for Life Science specialists in two fields, thus meeting the challenges originating from the job market (Big Data, Industry 4.0) and addressing the need to understand the concepts of entrepreneurship, innovation and business:

Management, Business and Society
Master-in Life Sciences - Management, Business and Society. Photo :  

Handling and Understanding Data

Master in Life Sciences - Handling and Understanding Data. Photo :

Overview of all Core Competence Modules

Group

Core Competences in Data & Business by MSLS ECTS Semester

Management, Business and Society

 


 

 

B1 - Business Administration for Life Sciences   
3
Autumn
B2 - Management and Leadership for Life Sciences
3
Autumn
B3 - Innovation and Project Management
3
Autumn
B4 - Politics and Society
3
Autumn

Handling and Understanding Data

 

 

D1 - Handling and Visualising Data  
3
Spring
D2 - Design and Analysis of Experiments   
3
Spring
D3 - Modelling and Exploration of Multivariate Data
3
Spring

The Core Competence Modules take place on 3½ Fridays and are spread over half of the semester. These modules are taught partly in large groups (80-100 students), making up two-thirds of the contact lessons (central teaching, corresponding to 2 ECTS), and partially within local, small groups within the specializations (decentralized teaching, corresponding to 1 ECTS). For students from HES⁠-⁠SO the central teaching takes place in Fribourg. The decentralized teaching takes place intermittently during the week; for the detailed timetable see Schedule HES⁠-⁠SO MLS.

The module descriptions are available on mslscommunitycentre.ch

 

Overview of all Cluster-specific Modules (3 ECTS)

Cluster

Code

Module

Location

Semester

Bio/Pharma

BP1

Compound Profiling in Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery

Olten

Autumn

BP2

Drug Formulation and Delivery for Solid Dosage Forms

Olten

Autumn

BP3

Design of Biopharmaceutical Production Facilities

Wädenswil

Autumn, block-week

BP4

Regulatory Affairs

Sion

Spring, block-week

BP5

Physiology and Immunotherapies

Bern

Spring

BP6

Tissue Engineering for Drug Discovery

Bern

Spring

Chemistry

C1

Materials Science

Olten

Autumn

C2

Surface Characterisation

Olten

Autumn

C3

Polymers and Applications

Fribourg

Autumn, block-week

C4

Chemistry and Energy

Olten

Spring

C5

Green Chemistry

Olten

Spring

Environment

E1

Journal Club Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Bern

Autumn

E2

Life Cycle Assessment

Bern

Autumn

E3

Sustainable Natural Resource Management

Zollikofen

Autumn, block-week

E4

Ecological Infrastructure in Landscapes

Geneva

Autumn, block-week

E5

Biodiversity

Bern

Spring

E6

Water Management for Households, Industry and Agriculture

Olten

Spring

Food

F1

Progresses in Food Processing

Sion

Autumn, block-week

F2

Advanced Sensory Techniques

Changins

Autumn, block-week

F3

Foodomics

Bern

Spring

F4

Sustainable Sourcing, Processing and Tracing of Food

Olten

Spring

F5

Nutrition and Nutrition Related Chronic Diseases

Olten

Spring, block-week

Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science

BECS1

Modelling of Complex Systems

Olten

Autumn

BECS2

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

Olten

Autumn

BECS3

Medical Imaging and Image Processing

Olten

Spring

BECS4

Optimisation Methods

Olten

Spring

The module descriptions are available on mslscommunitycentre.ch

Contact

Head of the Master Life Sciences

Urban Frey
HES⁠-⁠SO Master
Avenue de Provence 6
CH-1007 Lausanne
T + 41 58 900 01 10

Registration

Information
for foreign students (FR)

Deadline

  • Registration 2020 will open in
    December 2019.
  • For all candidates who need a visa: March 15, 2020.
    After this date, only complete applications will be considered.

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2800 - Delémont
T +41 58 900 00 00 - F +41 58 900 00 01
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