The Master of Science in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation degree is intended for students who wish to combine an advanced approach to ecology and sciences of evolution with the possibility of working with fauna, flora or microbes.
The Master program provides in-depth knowledge of the relations that living beings establish with their environment, their fellows, the resources on which they depend and the dangers with which they must cope. It also provides advanced teaching on the evolution of organisms and their mechanisms of adaptation to changing biotic and abiotic environmental conditions.
Possibility of specialisation in:
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 course, 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.
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse 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 in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of professional sectors.
Alumni have different positions, such as biologist in an environmental firm.
Other examples of opportunities and alumni testimonials
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Last update: 28 March 2022
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