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

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.

Students obtain a scientific and technical education in Pharmatechnology, which allows them to work in research, development or production in the pharmaceutical industry. Modules cover the formulation of drugs including biopharmaceuticals and the various routes of drug delivery. Another set of modules emphasizes the analytics required in the pharmaceutical industry. Students are taught in protein analytics, compound profiling, advanced mass-spectroscopy and the use of tissue engineering for drug discovery. Further modules focus on the production aspects: important subjects addressed are the continuous pharmaceutical production and the design of (bio-)pharmaceutical production facilities.

The students conclude their studies with an eight months long master’s thesis. The thesis is usually carried out on the site of a pharmaceutical company. Alumni of the studies have an excellent theoretical and practical education that allows then to overtake responsibility in a pharmaceutical company.

The guest lecturers from various areas of industry also gave us an in-depth insight into practical applications and enabled us to make our first contacts.

Verena Korn, Master's graduate



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.

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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