The Master of Science in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation degree is intended for students who wish to combine an advanced approach to ecology with the possibility of working with fauna, flora or microbes.
The Master program provides in-depth knowledge of the relations of living beings with their environment, their fellows, the resources on which they depend and the dangers they face. It also provides advanced teaching on the evolution of organisms and their mechanisms of adaptation to changing biotic and abiotic environmental conditions.
This knowledge provides the foundations for evidence-based biodiversity management and conservation strategies.
Possibility of specialisation in:
Faculty of Biology and Medicine
School of Biology
Master of Science (MSc) in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation
English. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Biology or in a field considered to be equivalent awarded by a Swiss university.
Another degree awarded by a foreign university may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s degree programme, with or without further conditions.
Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
Website of the Master
Course descriptions and timetables
This Master will help you develop many transversal skills such as : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and synthetic thinking, competences to carry out esearch, management of bibliographic resources and familiarisation with scientific literature, and so on.
This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired during this Master, is excellent preparation for a wide range of professional sectors, including:
Alumni have different positions, such as biologist in an environmental firm.
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 14 March 2023
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