Internationally renowned scientists from the Biology Section, the Natural History Museum, the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva and the Institute of Microbiology (SUPSI) have joined forces to offer a master's degree in the fields of Biodiversity and Systematics. The master in biology orientation Biodiversity & Systematics aims to develop an active and multidisciplinary knowledge on scientific concepts and approaches that integrate the study of the biology and ecology of organisms, their phenotypic traits, biogeography, genetics, evolutionary history and biodiversity. The courses and internships offered cover a wide range of topics and taxonomic groups, from microorganisms to plants and animals. In addition to being exposed to the most recent concepts and knowledge, students are trained in the latest methods and technologies. Particular emphasis is placed on interactive learning and the development of scientific and critical thinking skills. The master in biology with an orientation on Biodiversity and Systematics prepares students for further training in a doctoral school such as the PhD school in Life Sciences of the Faculties of Medicine and Science, but also for a career in a museum or botanical garden, in research centers and public administrations, in NGOs oriented towards nature and biodiversity protection, in science journalism and also for the job of biology teacher in high school. On this webpage you will find the links to the study plan, the list of participating laboratories and scientists, and the list of pre-internship and master internship topics.
From ecosystems to genes, our research programs are centered on the study of plant and fungal organisms, and on the biodiversity they represent.
The Museum's collections comprise millions of specimens belonging to the natural heritage. These unique collections form the basis of various research programs in systematics, biodiversity and animal evolution.
Our research programs are aimed at exploring and understanding the biodiversity, the evolutionary history, the biogeography and the adaptation of organisms, from bacteria to human.