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MSc Life Sciences

Apply life science technologies and help improve the quality of people’s lives and the environment.

The life sciences study programme centers around technology development in medical, natural, environmental and engineering sciences. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure facilitates translating cutting-edge research into practice. Benefits for patients, innovative products, intelligent solutions and environmentally friendly technologies are the ultimate goal. Our students enjoy high-grade networking and direct involvement in current scientific projects.

The international Master of Science in Life Sciences is conducted in collaboration with other Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences: Berner Fachhochschule BFH, Haute Ecole Specialisee de la Suisse Occidentale HES-SO and Zurcher Hochschule fur angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW.



Become an expert in Bioanalytics.

to Bioanalytics

Biomedical Engineering

Develop engineering solutions for the medical industry.

to Biomedical Engineering


Prepare yourself for a career in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry.

to Chemistry

Environmental Technologies

Protect bodies of water, reduce harmful emissions and develop environmentally friendly production processes.

to Environmental Technologies


Specialize yourself in the scientific and technical aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

to Pharmatechnology

Double Degree

By studying one additional semester at a partner Institution, selected students have the possibility to receive two diplomas.

Double Degree


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.

Study Guide

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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