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Molecular Biology (Molekularbiologie)

Master HEU

Universität Basel UNIBAS > Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

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Lieu de formation

Bâle (BS)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Hautes écoles universitaires HEU

Modalités temporelles

À plein temps

Thèmes de formation

Nature, sciences naturelles

Domaines d'études

Biochimie - Biologie



Mise à jour 12.07.2017


Description de la branche d'études

This Master’s degree program is offered by the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. It provides direct access to modern molecular biology research. The Biozentrum Basel conducts research and teaching at the international top level in a working atmosphere which equally promotes professional and personal development. The core activity of the Master’s degree is a supervised practical research project of at least 12 months length. In parallel, the students attend lectures to strengthen their knowledge in their area of specialization. The possible areas of specialization are Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Infection Biology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Structural Biology. The students reach their Master’s degree by demonstrating their capacity to conduct a scientific research project and by presenting the results of their work in both written and oral form.

Description de la formation

Focal areas of teaching and research

Research at the Biozentrum Basel embraces a wide range of topics and techniques, following the overarching intent to understand the molecular organization of living organisms. The research is concerned with structure and function of macromolecules, the wiring of regulatory circuits, as well as identifying general principles underlying complex biological systems and their dynamic interactions. Research at the Biozentrum comprises the areas Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology, Biophysics, Computational & Systems Biology. These research areas share concepts and technologies and act in a synergic and collaborative manner. New relevant questions often arise at the interface between research areas, while innovative solutions can be provided by the individual techniques. The Master’s degree program has been designed to meet all requirements of modern biological research.

Course structure

The Master degree program Molecular Biology is a postgraduate “mono-course” degree consisting of one core subject. It requires a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree and awards a total of 90 ECTS credits.

Plan de la formation

One ECTS credit point corresponds to approximately 30 hours of study.

Curriculum master studies ECTS
Master’s degree program Molecular Biology
Master’s thesis 50
Master’s examination 10
In-depth professional studies 30
Total 90


Combinaison des branches

The degree programs at the Faculty of Science are generally mono-courses with the possible addition of an in-depth subject and an elective subject.

Description en branche secondaire ou hors faculté

Ausserfakultäres Studienfach

It is possible to study biology in combination with a second subject from the Faculty of Humanities or the sports sciences.


Conditions d’admission


The following degree allows for direct admission to the Master's degree program Molecular Biology: Bachelor of Science (B Sc) in Biology, Major in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel. Other Swiss or foreign degrees from an education institution recognized by the University of Basel require approval by the examination commission of the Faculty of Science.

Binding information under:

Lien sur l'admission



Application under; the application fee amounts to CHF 100.-. Application deadlines are April 30 for the fall semester and November 30 for the spring semester.


The letter of admission also informs students on the procedure of enrollment. In general, students with a Swiss educational background do not have to be present in person for enrollment.


Universität Basel UNIBAS > Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


Die Anmeldegebühr von CHF 100.- wird nicht rückerstattet, falls das Studium nicht aufgenommen wird.
Begründete verspätete Anmeldungen erfordern eine Zusatzgebühr von CHF 150.-


Pro Semester (auch für Prüfungssemester) ist eine Pauschale von CHF 850.- (+ CHF 10.- freiwilliger Beitrag für die Studierendenschaft skuba) einzuzahlen.
Hinzu kommen je nach Fachrichtung noch Auslagen für Studienliteratur sowie Lebenshaltungskosten.


  • Master haute école universitaire HEU

Master of Science in Molecular Biology (MSc)


Doktorat / PhD

A Master of Science in Biology qualifies for a doctorate in biochemistry, biophysics, botany, computational biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, structural biology, cell biology or zoology. Trans-faculty doctorates are possible in the fields of epidemiology, history of the sciences, medical-biological research and pharmacology.

The doctoral studies last typically 3–4 years. The acceptance of the dissertation is followed by an oral examination in the doctoral subject.

Lehrer/in Sek. II

The teaching diploma enables teaching within the general school system at the Secondary Level II and is based on the academic degree at Master’s level of a university in one or two subjects. In addition, two semesters of vocational training at the school for teacher education at FHNW have to be completed. The diploma does not require a Master's degree in a second subject; however, it is advisable due to better career options later after graduation. Details are to be found in UNI INFO «Lehrdiplom für Maturitätsschulen». Also > Studium > Diplom Sekundarstufe II


Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Bâle (BS)

Klingelbergstrasse 50/70
4056 Basel

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours

The program is to be started preferably in fall but can also be started in the spring semester.

Durée de la formation

The Master’s program typically lasts three semesters. There are no restrictions on the duration of study.

Modalités temporelles

  • À plein temps

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais

The language of instruction is English. The Master’s thesis is to be written in English.


Guidelines and regulations


Universität Basel UNIBAS > Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Tag der offenen Tür

Im Januar findet ein Infotag für Schulklassen statt.
Jeweils im September stellen sich die einzelnen Fächer an den Informationsabenden für Maturand/innen ("Live aus der Uni Basel") vor.
Weitere Informationen

Reglemente der Fakultät

  • Ordnung für die Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge sowie die Doktoratsstudien an der Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Basel
  • Wegleitungen und allfällige Stundenpläne für die einzelnen Fächer sind auf den entsprechenden Websites veröffentlicht.


Renseignements / contact

Questions regarding the study of Molecular Biology can be discussed with the Study Counselor for the Master Program Molecular Biology.

Study Counselor for the Master Program Molecular Biology


Klingelbergstrasse 70, 4056 Basel, T +41 61 207 20 82



Studies Secretariat Biology

Biozentrum, Klingelbergstrasse 70, 4056 Basel, T +41 61 207 14 35


Universität Basel UNIBAS > Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Studienberatung Basel

Steinengraben 5, 4051 Basel
T +41 61 207 29 29/30

Studiensekretariat der Universität

(Anmeldung und Zulassung)
Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel
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