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Become an expert in Bioanalytics.

Students are given a comprehensive bioanalytical education allowing them to take over responsibility in research and development in analytical laboratories, medical laboratories, clinics, contract research organizations and pharmaceutical companies. Modules cover the broad field of bioanalytics including the analysis of metabolites, environmental pollutants and proteins. More over high-throughput genome and RNA sequencing and the pharmacological and toxicological assessment of active pharmaceutical ingredients is addressed. Further modules focus on cellular and whole organism bioassays and the use of organ chips and tissue engineering for drug discovery.

The studies are concluded with an eight months long Master’s thesis which is usually carried out in a laboratory of a company. Alumni of the Master’s studies have ample theoretical and practical knowledge to start a career in research and development in companies or in specialized analytical laboratories.

The course offers lots of opportunities to meet new people and gain a foothold in the industry.

Timon Bussinger, Master's graduate

Course Details


Graduates of the Master's in Bioanalytics predominantly work in research and development, in technical development and production, in quality assurance and in project and product management.

Organisational information


Graduates with an excellent Bachelor's degree are admitted directly if they:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in a related technical field from a university of applied sciences with a mark of A, B or ≥ 5 or an equivalent mark (≥ good)
  • or demonstrate an equivalent background (BSc) and practical experience
  • and have excellent English skills.

Prospective students who meet most but not all of the entry requirements are invited to interview.

School of Life Sciences FHNW

School of Life Sciences FHNW Gründenstrasse 40 CH-4132 Muttenz
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