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The pioneering discoveries and developments in biology over the past decades have changed our perception of the world. The dynamic progress of biological research is unbroken. This is why biology is one of the most exciting university degree programs you can study. The institutes of our division of Biology, together with the medical-biological institutes of the Faculty of Medicine, offer an extremely wide range of biological specializations. Further, study structures in specialized studies of biology (as of the 5th semester) between the University and ETHZ are fully compatible. This renders Zurich one of the world's top locations for studying biology.

The goal of the Master's degree course is to specialize in one of the 15 Master's fields of biology: Molecular and Cell Biology, Development Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, Neurosciences, Anthropology, Behavioral Biology, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, Paleontology, Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology, Virology, Immunology and Cancer Biology. The key element of the program is the Master's thesis - a piece of research work at a high academic level – which must be submitted within 12 months. In addition, block courses, special lectures, colloquia and seminars are agreed with the students in individual "learning agreements".


  • Animal Behaviour
  • Anthropology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics and Development
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Neurosciences
  • Paleontology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology
  • Systematics and Evolution
  • Virology

Educational goals

Master’s graduates have skills in scientific research. Their knowledge allows them to understand complex biological systems. They recognize relevant problems in Biology and are able to plan and conduct experiments using a variety of techniques to address these problems. Their ability to adapt technical procedures to specific scientific problems allows them to expand their problem solving skills. The ability to work exactly and treat precious materials, instruments and organisms carefully is particularly important. Working with organisms requires students to apply their ethical responsibilities.

The master’s thesis, which is a research project within the master’s program, teaches students to conduct research independently as would be required for a dissertation

Career possibilities

Doctorate in one of the fields of biosciences; teaching and research at universities and other institutes of higher education; work in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, agrobiology and food technology industries; teaching at secondary level and in vocational, agricultural and engineering schools; management posts in industry, public administration and politics; planning for nature conservation and environmental protection, private and public; work in zoos, museums, research institutes, laboratories and clinics; scientific journalism.

The degree courses of biology at the University of Zurich qualify graduates to find work in not only specific biological or educational professions.

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Faculty of Science

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (90 )

Biaya kuliah
Fr1.440,00 (Rp 22.155.854) per tahun
CHF 720 per semester
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan September 2020


Irchel Campus

University of Zurich,

Winterthurerstrasse 190,


8057, Switzerland

Purna Waktu (90 )

Biaya kuliah
Fr1.440,00 (Rp 22.155.854) per tahun
CHF 720 per semester
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan September 2020


Oerlikon Campus

Affolternstrasse 56 (AFL),


8050, Switzerland

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Indonesia

The University of Zurich will only recognize a Bachelor's degree from an accredited and state-approved university that qualifies the holder to enter a Master's program at the university awarding the degree. In addition, the degree program at the foreign university must correspond to a Swiss Bachelor's program of study. Other English language requirements: The level C1 corresponds to the score of a test or title of a certificate listed below: TOEFL - paper-based score of 600, TOEFL - computer-based score of 250, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE).

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biomedicine or Biochemistry from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich allows for admission to the Master’s degree course in Biology. Corresponding degrees of Swiss and foreign universities can be recognized by the Faculty. The Faculty assesses all other qualifications, in particular those from universities of applied sciences, according to its own criteria, whereby the principle of equal treatment applies to assessing the equivalence of Bachelor's degrees. The Faculty can require the fulfillment of conditions or additional requirements in form of evidence of academic achievement. The Faculty decides about the acceptance of academic achievements and credit points which were obtained elsewhere.

Recognized Language Certificates for English

The University of Zurich recognizes the following language certificates for English that correspond to level C1 or higher in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): IELTS Academic - 7; TOEFL Physical (paper) - 600; TOEFL Digital - 250; TOEFL Online - 100; Cambridge Proficiency (CPE); Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE).

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