Skip to main content

MSc Life Sciences

Prepare for a career in Applied Research and Development in Life Sciences in one of nine specialisations.

Key data

Master of Science in Life Sciences
Study mode
Double Degree optional
ECTS points
90 / 120 (double degree)
Studying mode
Full-time and part-time
School days
Monday to Friday
Teaching language
Muttenz (Basel-Land)
Stay abroad
Application fee
CHF 200


The deadline for applications for the autumn semester is 30 April of the relevant year and 30 November for the spring semester.

The MSc of Life Sciences offers an attractive study programme with a focus on application-oriented research and development. The FHNW School of Life Sciences is located in the Basel Area, one of the global centres of the life science industry and offering ample job opportunities.
The study programme combines modules during two semesters with practical experience in an eight months long Master’s thesis. The theses are often carried out with at the site of an external partner. To prepare optimally for a professional career, the offered modules also cover management and digitalization skills. Students can choose modules from a wide offer fitting their specific needs and interests.
Within the MSc of Life Science we offer nine specialisations each preparing optimally for demanding position in industry or academia.

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 Zürcher Hochschule fur angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW.

Overview Master in Life Sciences


The MSc in Life Sciences is offered in nine specialisations. The information provided above is common to all specialisations. Below you find detailed information on the respective specialisation in particular the Career Opportunities and the Curriculum.

Analytical Chemistry

to Analytical Chemistry

Applied Cell Biology

to Applied Cell Biology


to Bioanalytics


to Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering

to Chemical Engineering

Data Science

to Data Science

Environmental Technologies

to Environmental Technologies

Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

to Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry


to Pharmatechnology

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
More information about the location