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Programme code


Language of instruction

Allocation of places

through selective admissions process each winter semester







Graduation requirement

Successful completion of a master thesis

Master of Science (MSc)

Academic degree

Why study the Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine?

Research focus
The Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine is focused on two important areas of future research in molecular medicine:

  • Tumour Signalling Pathways
  • Infection Biomedicine

International setting
Approximately 90 percent of students in the Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine gain experience abroad over the course of their studies – either as interns or while performing their master’s thesis work. As a result of the international reputation of this programme, the student body is made up of people from diverse cultures and countries of origin.

Personal attention
The limited number of places ensures close interaction between students and faculty.

Launch your research career
The Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine prepares and qualifies graduates to attend international PhD programmes at renowned educational institutions, such as Cambridge or London (UK), Zurich (CH), IMP+IMBA (Austria).

All details and current information can be found at the following link:

The programme
The Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine offers scientific specialisation and immersion through a research-based education. Particular emphasis is placed on independent scientific thinking and working, which is expressed in the concluding master’s thesis in which students are expected to formulate an appropriate question together with a leading researcher, present the current state of knowledge, choose working methods for solving the chosen issue and independently perform all necessary measurements and laboratory work.


  • Tumour Signalling Pathways
  • Infection Biomedicine

Year 1:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biomedicine
  • Biomodels
  • Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Electives

Year 2:

  • Biomedicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Technology training
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Economy
  • Electives
  • 8 weeks of practical training
  • Master’s thesis: 1 semester


  • Doctorate studies
  • PhD programmes

Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Comparative Biomedicine pursue careers in a wide variety of settings:

  • Research in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry
  • Product development and research in biomedicine
  • Universities and other post-secondary institutions of higher education
  • Non-university research institutions
  • Public and private research facilities
  • Public and private health facilities

Admission for Studies

Admission procedure