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MSc Life Sciences

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

Key data

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

Information events

Mar 22, 2022 05:00 PM, Campus Muttenz Info-Anlass MSc Life Sciences


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

The life sciences study programme centers around technology development in medical, natural, environmental and engineering sciences with specializations in Bioanalytics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Technologies and Pharmatechnology. 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

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March 16th 2021, 17:00 - 19:00, FHNW Campus Muttenz

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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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