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Master in Chemical Biology at the University of Geneva: Enrolment is open

Are you interested in undertaking an interdisciplinary master degree including chemistry, biology/ biochemistry and biophysics in one of the 100 universities of the world? The enrolment for the Master in Chemical Biology, awarded by the University of Geneva in collaboration with the EPFL, is now open. This Master programme teaches students how to probe biological problems at the molecular level using innovative chemistry, biochemistry and biophysical approaches.

The programme is open to Bachelor degree holders in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biophysics or equivalent, wishing to orient their career toward chemical biology. The degree will represent the golden road if you wish to undertake a career in research but not only as chemical industry represents one of the leading industry of Switzerland.


The programme provides:

  • A curriculum that emphasizes laboratory work. Students have the opportunity to gain diverse theoretical knowledge in the field of chemical biology and to perform research in labs pushing the state of the art.
  • Internationally renowned teachers at the forefront of their field with whom they will receive individualized and highly interdisciplinary training in biology, chemistry, biophysics.
  • An exceptional research infrastructure
  • A stimulating scientific environment
  • A golden gateway to a doctorate of your choice


You will benefit from the following unique features:

  • A high level of supervision – proximity to researchers conducive to the success of your studies and the development of your intellectual, scientific and professional independence
  • Personalized tutoring by senior students
  • Active support throughout your studies in the lab by the student advisor
  • Recognition of your excellence. The programme includes interesting fellowship perspectives for meritorious students.
  • An international work environment that operates in English and has a collaborative spirit


Application deadlines:

  • February 28, 2024: if you hold a bachelor degree from a foreign university.
  • April 30, 2024.  If you hold a bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university at the start of the next academic year AND are not subject to a visa, on the basis of your nationality regardless of your current place of residence, or hold a residence permit in Switzerland valid beyond 30 April.
  • No deadline if you are a student at the Faculty of Science, UNIGE,  even if you have not yet received your bachelor’s degree but expect to complete it within 6 months

Start of the programme: September 16, 2024

More information on how to enrol to the UNIGE and the programme!