What will I learn?

The new Master’s programme will put more emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic competences.


The two years programme leads to the Master's degree and also to the Swiss Federal Diploma as a pharmacist. The programme therefore includes several weeks of internship in public and/or hospital pharmacies and provides specialised education in public health care and management. The practice-​oriented courses are provided by public and industrial pharmacists. The courses and training can only be completed successfully with a sound knowledge of German. Admission to this programme is thus only possible for applicants with good German language skills.

  • Compulsory subjects and electives, case studies
  • Master's thesis (23 weeks)
  • praxis and patient-​oriented education

Which department am I in?

Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (90 ECTS credits)

Tuition fees
Fr1,320.00 (US$ 1,399) per year
CHF 660 per semester
Start date

14 September 2020, 22 February 2021


ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg Campus




8093, Switzerland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to a Master's degree programme at ETH Zurich you need to have a high-quality Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS or an equivalent first academic degree from an internationally recognized university. Other English language requirements: Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) - Required minimum C1 (grade C); required minimum C2 (grade C); Cambridge Advanced (CAE) - Required minimum C1 (grade B); CAE not recognized as level C2.

For international students

The students must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent first degree from an internationally recognised university
  • The Bachelor's degree is based on at least three years of study (full-time equivalent) or 180 credits ECTS (European credit transfer system), respectively. 1 credit ECTS corresponds to a workload of 25-30 hours.
  • The Bachelor's degree qualifies the holder to enter, without additional requirements, Master's degree programs at a university within the education system where the Bachelor's degree was acquired.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS Academic: Required minimum C1 (7.0); required minimum C2 (8.0)
  • TOEFL Internet-based: Required minimum C1 (100); required minimum (C2) (110)
  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) - Required minimum C1 (grade C); required minimum C2 (grade C)
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE) - Required minimum C1 (grade B); CAE not recognized as level C2

Application Deadline: Autumn 15th Dec.

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