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Life Sciences

Study at the interface between nature, technology, medicine and the environment as part of Europe’s largest life sciences centre.

Conduct research into drugs for treating cancer, develop methods for the early detection of diseases, create implants using a 3D printer, produce new chemical substances, visualise big data or join the fight for clean water. Our wide range of courses in Life Sciences gives students the opportunity to be actively involved in solving the social problems of the future.

Hand in hand with industry

The FHNW School of Life Sciences is situated at the heart of the international life sciences industry with which it enjoys close ties. Students are directly involved in current projects throughout their studies and work in partnership with industry on the burning issues of tomorrow, which brings benefits both in their studies and later on when they are looking for a job.

The foundation for a successful future

Our graduates are highly sought-after specialists in industry. We are proud to say that 98 per cent of our students enter employment in their specialist field or go on to further study straight after graduating.

Bachelor in Life Sciences

Our Bachelor in Life Sciences degree programme has an interdisciplinary focus. From chemistry, physics and biology through to medicine and computer sciences, students learn to observe things from the perspective of different fields of study and to find innovative solutions. The first year of study is based on fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Students’ chosen courses then form the focus of the following semesters. For details, pleas visit our website in German.


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Master in Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics

Apply digital techniques and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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Master in Life Sciences with nine Specialisations

A Master’s degree in Life Sciences equips students with all they need to gain a foothold in the growing life sciences market and to work successfully on solutions with a promising future.

Analytical Chemistry

Become an expert in Analytical Chemistry

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Applied Cell Biology

Become an expert in Applied Cell Biology

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Become an expert in Bioanalytics

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Become an expert in Biotechnology

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Chemical Engineering

Become an expert in Chemical Engineering

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Environmental Technologies

Become an expert in Environmental Technologies

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Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

Become an expert in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

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Become an expert in Pharmatechnology

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Data Science

A Gateway to Data-Driven Innovation and Discovery in Molecular Life Sciences

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Joint Degree Master in Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering specialisation empowers diagnostics and therapy based on technology and engineering. This degree is a joint degree with the University of Basel.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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