Master Programs

Students with a BSc in Computational Sciences from University of Basel are admitted to the Master program corresponding to their Major as well as to the Master Program in Computer Science.

The University of Basel offers a wide variety of specialization programs in Computational Sciences within existing Master curricula:

Computational Biology

Computational Biology is studied at the M.Sc. level in the Master’s degree program in Molecular Biology. This program generally takes three semesters to complete and it has at its core supervised practical work lasting one year. Students concentrate primarily on their Master’s thesis but also attend lectures to deepen their knowledge in molecular biology. The Biozentrum offers many lectures in biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, infection biology, microbiology, neurobiology, pharmacology, structural biology and cell biology.

Master of Science in Molecular Biology (MSc)

Master Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


Computational Chemistry

The master program in Computational Chemistry allows students to choose from a broad range of lecture courses in various computational and natural science disciplines, including: Atomistic simulation techniques, electronic structure, computational biology, algorithms, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry. Master Thesis topics range from highly quantum systems (ultracold molecules) to protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions. Furthermore, master theses in collaboration with local pharmaceutical industries are an attractive possibility.

Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc)


Computational Mathematics

The master program in mathematics offers different advanced modules where students specialize and gain a deeper understanding of a particular topic. Students interested in computational mathematics will preferably select the modules Analysis and Numerical analysis, both centered about the common theme of partial differential equations. Moreover, they may freely choose additional courses from applied mathematics, physics or computer science.

Master of Science in Mathematics (MSc)


Computational Physics

The master program in physics gives to the students a lot of freedom to select various courses. Students with an inclination towards computational topics can therefore preferentially select master courses in the field of computational condensed matter physics, computational astrophysics and high performance computing.

Master of Science in Physics (MSc)


Computer Science

Master in Computer Science (MSc)


Interdisciplinary Masters

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a rapidly emerging discipline that applies engineering tools and methods to medical diagnostics and treatment. Main goals are to provide more and better care with less people and to increase cost effectiveness in healthcare systems. Biomedical engineers are engaging for example in digitization, automatization and miniaturization of medical diagnostic and treatment devices. This includes developing robotic endoscopes, new MRI-technology and visionary image analysis and registration tools.

Virtual Reality in der Medizin: Neue Chancen für Diagnostik und Operationsplanung
Vor einem Eingriff müssen sich Chirurgen ein möglichst präzises Bild von den anatomischen Strukturen des Körperteils verschaffen, der operiert wird. Forscher der Universität Basel haben nun eine Technik entwickelt, die in Echtzeit aus Computertomografie-Daten eine dreidimensionale Darstellung für eine virtuelle Umgebung generiert.

Im Gehirn des Patienten – Ein Beitrag von Philippe Cattin
Der SRF berichtet über Philippe Cattin, einem Dozierenden der Ringvorlesung Computational Sciences. „Am Basler Universitätsspital können sich Chirurgen und Chirurginnen dank Virtual Reality besser auf Operationen vorbereiten. Möglich macht dies eine in Basel entwickelte Software.“