MasterLife Sciences (MLS)
The Master of Science HES-SO in Life Sciences is offered in cooperation with three other Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences, namely the: Berner Fachhochschule BFH, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, and Zürcher Fachhochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW. This cooperation enables students to exchange their professional experiences and expand their personal networks. The curriculum is divided into
- Central modules related to Entrepreneurial Skills (3 x 4 ECTS credits; one-week blocks in Spiez) and to Advanced Life Science Skills
(6 x 3 credits; in Bern, for 3 consecutive Thursdays and Fridays);
- Specialisation Skills related to the particular majors (5 x 4 credits; each major module is 1 day either on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and held in one semester); and the
- Master’s project including the Research Proposal & Bibliography
(4 credits), a major project (6 ECTS credits), and the Master’s Thesis itself (30 credits; 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:
Curriculum redesign in 2018
The central modules underwent a revision and redesign. Newly, the central modules are divided into “Core Competences” relevant to all Master students, and “Cluster-specific Modules” relevant to all the specialisations within one cluster. The changes will become effective as of September 2018.
More information can be find in the fact sheet Master of Science in Life Sciences (MSLS) - Curriculum 2018.
Course organisation and fees
5 semesters (part time)
CHF 250/semester (study costs)
Additional cost for accommodation for the modules in Spiez
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