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Master Student Courses

Courses for Master's students (graduate level)

The PSC, in coordination with the University of Zurich, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich, offers a choice of specialized interdisciplinary Master's courses and more than 100 plant science courses at the three partnering universities.

Students can incorporate these courses into their personally tailored curriculum. They can visit courses at all three partnering universities and receive ECTS accreditation towards degree completion requirements at their home university.

Students may acquire up to 30 ECTS (in accordance with the Master's study regulations of their home university) through participation in PSC Master's courses outside their home university. The courses are counted as mandatory elective courses (Wahlpflichtkurse) towards the Master's degree.

Enrolment as an course auditor (Hörer*in) is a prerequisite.

Note: The Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center does not offer a free-standing Master's program of its own. To be eligible to register for the PSC Master's courses, students must first enrol in one of the 6 affiliated Master's programs at their home university (see list further down).

PSC courses Master level (and also for PhD students)

Additional Master level courses in plant sciences, offered by the 3 PSC partnering universities

Access to ~100 plant science courses at University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and University of Basel.

Overview and link to courses.

Enrolment as an course auditor (Hörer*in) is a prerequisite.

Information on PSC course registration

Registering for PSC and cross-listed courses will vary, based on your home university and the host institution offering the course of interest. For instructions visit the registration page.

Affiliated Master's programs

Students enrolled in one of the below listed Master programs grants access to PSC courses and plant science courses from University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and University of Basel.  For application and admissions procedures, please see the websites of the individual Master's programs.

• ETH Zurich

Department of Biology, Plant Sciences: Master of Science in Biology

Department of Environmental Sciences: Master in Environmental Sciences, Major in Ecology and Evolution

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences: Master of Agroecosystem Science, Major in Crop Science

• University of Zurich

Faculty of Science: Master in Biology, Plant Sciences

• University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences:

Master in Plant Sciences

Master in Ecology

Weiterführende Informationen

PSC Scientific Writing Platforms

For Bachelor's and Master's students interested in improving their writing in scientific English, the PSC has developed electronic platforms for self-study and for integration into other institutes' learning modules.


For further information, visit the Writing Platforms page.

Masterʹs Studies in Plant Sciences

PSC Masterʹs Studies in Plant Sciences