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You can choose between consecutive and specialized Master's degree programs. The latter can also be completed as fast track programs. In most cases these programs are taught in English.
Major Subjects (Consecutive Master's Programs)
A Bachelor of Science from UZH or an equivalent degree entitles you to do a
consecutive Master's program. We offer a very wide range of programs at Master's ("graduate studies") level:
- Biology with concentration in: Animal Behaviour, Anthropology, Cancer Biology, Ecology, Genetics and Development, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurosciences, Paleontology, Plant Sciences, Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology, Systematics and Evolution, Virology
- Chemistry and Business Studies
- Earth System Science
- Geography with concentration in: General Geography (empfohlen für Studierende, die das Lehrdiplom für Maturitätsschulen erwerben möchten), Geographic Information Science and Systems, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Remote Sensing
To gain a Master of Science UZH you generally need to earn 90 ECTS credits in your major program. In the Earth System Sciences major program you need to earn 120
Major Subjects (Specialized Master's Programs)
Specialized Master's programs are only available at Master's level, not at Bachelor's level. Admission to specialized Master's programs is subject to a written application. If you have questions on the technical or subject-related requirements for specific programs, please contact the academic advisor responsible.
- Chemical and Molecular Sciences
- Quantitative Environmental Sciences
- Geography with concentration in: Physical Geography (a: Glaciology &
- Geomorphodynamics, b: Hydrology & Climate, c: Soil Science & Biogeochemistry,
- or d: Geochronology), Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Science – Reasearch and Applications, Geographies of Global Change: Resources, Markets and Development
- Medical Biology (only for students with a Master's degree in human or veterinary medicine or dentistry)
- Neural Systems and Computation (joint Master's offered by UZH Faculty of Science and ETHZ)
Specialized Master's programs require 90 ECTS credits.
Download Specialized Master's Programs
You can download information sheets on the Faculty of Science's specialized Master's programs here:
Specialized Master's in Chemical and Molecular Sciences (PDF, 551 KB)
Specialized Master's in Geographic Information Science (PDF, 1328 KB)
Specialized Master's in Geographies of Global Change (PDF, 719 KB)
Specialized Master's in Neural Systems and Computation (PDF, 3259 KB)
Specialized Master's in Physical Geography (PDF, 766 KB)
Specialized Master's in Remote Sensing (PDF, 1357 KB)
Fast Track Programs
Fast track programs are geared to outstanding students striving for an academic career who want to start doing research for their PhD already while studying for their Master's degree. These study programs are subject to a special application and admission procedure. All specialized Master's programs can also be pursued as a fast track program.