Master of Science (MSc) in Health Sciences

Student testimonial (in French)


General content

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) are offering a joint Master of Science (MSc) in Health Sciences including five orientations. It is aimed at students who hold a Bachelor’s in one of these disciplines.

The following orientations are offered:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Midwifery
  • Medical Radiology Techniques

This innovative, advanced, interprofessional course is the only one of its kind in Switzerland and allows students to develop and enhance both specific knowledge in their own discipline and a broader understanding of the issues across the five professions.

It emphasises skills development in critical thinking, research methods and professional leadership, to support the use of relevant, evidence-based data in professional practice. It places particular importance on interprofessional cooperation.

Practical information

Faculty of Biology and Medicine
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Health Sciences, orientation Occupational Therapy; Nutrition and Dietetics; Physiotherapy; Midwifery; or Medical Radiology Techniques

ECTS credits

3 semesters full-time, up to 6 semesters part-time

Teaching language
French. Courses may be taught in English. Recommended levels : C1 in French, B2 in English.

Admission requirements

Final enrolment dates

More information

Career prospects

By the end of the course, you will be equipped to take on significant responsibilities within the health system, by promoting and super- vising high-quality, efficient and coordinated interventions.

The MSc in Health Sciences provides access to careers in a very diverse range of activities, including :

  • Promotion and implementation of scientifically based practices
  • Development, coordination and evaluation of projects and services
  • Professional and interprofessional teaching
  • Health care research, quality and safety
  • Communicating and disseminating information to various target audiences
  • Team leadership from the perspective of interprofessional cooperation
  • Representing and defending the interests of users of the health system.

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 26 March 2024

Follow us:          

Interested? Download the full presentation!


Version: March 2024


Sandrine Rutz
HES-SO Master
Av. de Provence 6
CH-1007 Lausanne
T +41 58 900 00 00

Unicentre - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 11 11
Fax +41 21 692 20 15