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masters in biology
Written by Ridah Mir

What will I learn?

Masters In Biology Within the Basel life science program, the Department of Environmental Sciences and its associates offer a comprehensive Master course for graduates with a background in biology. The course builds upon the local strength in Zoology and Evolutionary Biology in general and in evolutionary genetics and genomics, population biology and evolutionary ecology in particular.

masters in biology

Focal area of teaching and research

Some key aspects of the Master in Animal Biology are:

  • We offer a broad spectrum of course modules from which you choose your preferred topics.
  • We offer attractive workshops and field courses in Switzerland and abroad.
  • We employ modern laboratory methods, including genomic techniques.
  • In our field work, we integrate population biology across scales.
  • Our teaching focuses on interactive courses which lead to independent thinking and the development of conceptual strength in topics ranging from molecular evolution to population biology and metapopulation ecology.
  • Master students will do a guided, yet independent research project within any of the groups associated with the master program. Current research topics include the evolution of host-parasite interactions, epidemiology, speciation, adaptive radiation, sexual selection, evolution of hermaphrodism and mating systems, evolutionary genomics and the evolution of the immune system.
  • The master thesis will be written in English. Most theses will lead to publication in international peer-reviewed journals.

masters in biology

masters in biology

masters in biology

Career opportunities

After successfully completing their Master degree the graduates can study further for a doctoral qualification or follow a profession in all fields of life sciences. Biology is a subject that covers many disciplines and the career opportunities include research and related activities in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The practical advantages of the subject are found not only in basic research but also, increasingly, in business, society and politics. Numerous jobs are on offer to biology graduates, within the university and also in private industry, government service, schools and organizations, be it as researchers, communicators, teachers or advisors. For these reasons, biology can rightly be considered as this century’s key science.

masters in biology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
masters in biology

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
Fr1,700.00 (US$ 1,710) per year

Start date

17 September 2018

Venue

University of Basel

Petersplatz 1, P. O. Box,

BASEL,

Basel-Stadt,

4001, Switzerland

masters in biology

Entry requirements

For students from Pakistan

The Master program requires a bachelor’s degree in the amount of 180 credits a recognized by the University of Basel University ahead. Proof of English proficiency at level B2 or C1 prescribe: The proof of sufficient knowledge of English to level B2 or C1 is carried out by a recognized language diploma according to the following: this regulation refers to the classification of English proficiency on the Common European Framework (CEFR), recognized language diplomas at level B2. As proof of sufficient knowledge of English to level B2 are recognized: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher (BEC higher), Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE), TOEFL paper based: at least 550 points, TOEFL computer based: at least 215 points. Recognized language diplomas at level C1: As proof of sufficient knowledge of English to level C1 are recognized: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher (BEC higher),TOEFL paper based: at least 600 points, TOEFL computer based: at least 240 points.
masters in biology

For international students

The following degrees allow for direct admission to the Master’s degree program Animal Biology: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology with a Major in Molecular Biology or a Major in Animal and Plant Sciences or a Major in Integrative Biology from the University of Basel. Other Swiss university degrees have to be approved by the respective teaching committee. Foreign degrees have to be approved by the examination commission of the Faculty of Science.

These regulations refer to the classification of English proficiency on the Common European Framework (CEFR). Recognized language diplomas at level B2: As proof of sufficient knowledge of English to level B2 are recognized:

– Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

– Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

– Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher (BEC higher)

– Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)

– TOEFL paper based: at least 550 points.

– TOEFL computer based: at least 215 points.

Recognized language diplomas at level C1: As proof of sufficient knowledge of English to level C1 are recognized:

– Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

– Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

– Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher (BEC higher)

– IELTS: mind “score” 7.0.

– TOEFL paper based: at least 600 points.

– TOEFL computer based: at least 240 points.

– TOEFL Internet-based: at least 96 points.

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Ridah Mir