Master's in Natural Sciences in Switzerland

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Natural Sciences

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

The natural sciences deal with the understanding of natural phenomena through observations and predictions. The scientific method and the laws of nature may be covered. Natural science branches include areas such as physics and biology, and there are many more.

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Switzerland 2018

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Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. [+]

Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

Cutting-edge science and high quality teaching

Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. The CHYN research themes focus on subsurface water and energy resources, with special emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of operational hydrogeology, hydro- dynamics, hydrochemistry, geochemistry, geothermics, geostatistics and mathematical modelling.

A unique training opportunity

Moving towards sustainable use of subsurface water and energy resources is a major challenge for our society and for geoscientists in particular. This Master degree, unique in Switzerland, offers a complete introduction to the current scientific approaches to address this challenge. Designed by the CHYN dedicated staff, the program delivers a comprehensive hydrogeological training that covers the relevant physical, chemical, biological and thermal processes, as well as key field investigation techniques. Intense teaching during three semesters provides students with core knowledge and specific skills in hydrogeology and geothermics. The fourth semester is devoted to an individual research project to be carried out internally or in collaboration with external partners.... [-]


Master in Biology

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master of Science in Biology offers a programme that permits students to select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills. [+]

Master in Biology

Studies overview

The Master of Science in Biology offers a programme that permits students to select their area of specialization and acquire a diverse range of transferable skills. This Master begins with a core of courses that covers key topics in biology, with particular emphasis on methodological and quantitative aspects. The Master programme extends into courses in seven specialized areas representing the research topics for which the Institute of Biology at UniNE is particularly renowned. Students choose two of the specializations, of which one corresponds to the topic of their Master thesis.

Structure of the programme

The 1st semester of the Master programme consists of a common core that focuses on fundamental concepts and methods in biology. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory methods (molecular, chemical), quantitative tools (statistics, modelling, bioinformatics), scientific writing, and ethical aspects. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field excursions (alpine, marine, Mediterranean and tropical ecosystems) or to do internships to obtain workplace experience.... [-]


Master in Political and Cultural Geography

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Political and Cultural Geography is an advanced-level programme emphasizing the dual specialisation of the Department of Geography in the cultural and political aspects of representations and of territorial and environmental policies. It examines the situations of the South and the North from a global perspective. This programme benefits from a wide network of scientific and professional partnerships in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and abroad, in the areas of planning, development of the North and the South, and geographic information. [+]

Master en Géographie politique et culturelle

Le Master en Géographie politique et culturelle est une formation de haut niveau valorisant la spécialisation du Département de géographie dans le double domaine culturel et politique des représentations et des pouvoirs territoriaux et environnementaux. Elle envisage les situations des Suds et des Nords dans une perspective globale. Ce Master est fondé sur un large réseau de collaborations scientifiques et professionnelles à Genève, en Suisse romande et au niveau international dans les champs de l’aménagement, du développement des Nords et des Suds, et de l’information géographique.

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Master in Chemistry

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Chemistry provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper. [+]

Master in Chemistry

The Master in Chemistry provides advanced training in the areas of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, mineral chemistry, organic and bio-organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Using modern laboratory techniques, students learn to synthesise new molecules which can be used in industry and other sectors. The programme also provides training in areas such as spectroscopy and computational chemistry, and provides students with the expertise required to develop methods for identifying new substances. Students also do a work placement in a chemistry laboratory and write a comprehensive final research paper.

Curriculum

Electives and work placement (60Credits) : Electives (44 credits) Advanced Spectroscopic Methods; Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry; Bioorganic Chemistry; Synthesis of Natural Products; Statistical Thermodynamics; Computational Chemistry; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Mass Spectrometry, etc. 44 credits Research placements Work placements (16 credits) Research project and dissertation (60Credits) Mobility ... [-]

Master in Chemical Biology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Chemical Biology prepares students to think beyond the State-of-the-art. Specifically, students will learn how to probe biological problems at the molecular level using innovative chemistry and biophysical approaches. The Degree is awarded by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Students will be embedded within the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) in Chemical Biology where they will receive individualized and highly interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, physics) training from world-renowned researchers. [+]

Master in Chemical Biology

The Master in Chemical Biology prepares students to think beyond the State-of-the-art. Specifically, students will learn how to probe biological problems at the molecular level using innovative chemistry and biophysical approaches. The Degree is awarded by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Students will be embedded within the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) in Chemical Biology where they will receive individualized and highly interdisciplinary (biology, chemistry, physics) training from world-renowned researchers.

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Curriculum Required Courses (25Credits) : Current topics in Chemical biology and Biomembranes; Basic techniques in chemical biology; Tutorial; Microscopy and imaging course and Chemical Biology Courses are scheduled at UNIGE or EPFL Electives (25Credits) : Include courses at either UNIGE or EPFL and include Element of bioinformatics, Biophysics II, Image processing, Chemistry of small Biological Molecules, Cellular signaling, Bioactive compounds screening, etc. Two Practical Placements and dissertation (25Credits) Mobility ... [-]

Master in Geology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners. [+]

Master in Geology

The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners.... [-]


Master in Physics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Physics provides advanced training in physics. It includes specialisations in areas such as particle physics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics, astronomy and astrophysics. The programme and work placements give students the opportunity to work with prestigious institutions, including CERN, ESA and NASA. Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern physics and expertise in their field of specialisation. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops modelling skills that are very valued, including in the economics and finance sectors. [+]

Master en Physique

Le Master en Physique offre une formation approfondie en physique. Il comprend une spécialisation dans des domaines comme la physique des particules, la physique de la matière condensée, la physique théorique, la physique appliquée, l’astronomie et l’astrophysique. La formation et les stages offrent la possibilité de collaborer avec des institutions prestigieuses comme le CERN, l’ESA et la NASA. Dans le cadre de cette formation, l’étudiant acquiert à la fois de solides bases en physique moderne et une expertise poussée propre à son domaine de spécialisation. Ce Master ouvre la voie à des carrières dans des domaines comme la recherche, l’enseignement, l’industrie, et permet d’acquérir une capacité de modélisation très appréciée aussi dans des secteurs comme l’économie ou la finance.... [-]


Master in Biology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum. [+]

Master in Biology

The Master in Biology broaches a number of topics, such as genetics, evolution, molecular and cellular mechanisms, physiology, the environment and biodiversity. The programme is therefore founded on various disciplines, including animal biology, plant biology, anthropology, cell biology and molecular biology. It allows students to increase their practical knowledge, primarily through laboratory work. It also allows students to do work placements in other fields, such as marine biology, ecology and alpine or tropical botany. In addition to the general Master of Science in Biology, which consists entirely of electives, a number of specialisations are available for a more targeted curriculum.... [-]


Master in Mathematics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Mathematics is an extension of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, which gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of the research areas of the Mathematics section (algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, mathematical physics, probability and statistics, numerical analysis). The programme offers two streams: the “research” stream includes advanced courses for specialisation in a chosen field; the “general” stream allows students to broaden the scope of their degree by choosing electives offered by other university sections or departments. Through this programme, students will learn to use the mathematical tools that are now essential in research, industry, economics and finance. [+]

Master en Mathématiques

Master en Mathématiques prolonge les études de Bachelor en mathématiques en permettant à l’étudiant de se spécialiser dans un des domaines de recherche de la Section de mathématiques (algèbre, analyse, géométrie, topologie, physique mathématique, probabilités et statistiques, analyse numérique). Le Master propose deux orientations: l’orientation «recherche» comprend des cours avancés permettant une spécialisation dans le domaine de recherche choisi; l’orientation «générale» permet un élargissement de la formation par le choix de cours à option dispensés par d’autres sections ou départements de l’université. Ce programme permet d’acquérir la maîtrise des outils mathématiques pertinents devenus indispensables dans le secteur de la recherche, de l’industrie et dans les domaines économiques et financiers.... [-]