Details of program The Master program in Biomedical Sciences has a duration of one-and-a-half years. The mandatory core component supplements the initial knowledge of the pathophysiology of organ systems that is acquired in the third year of the Bachelor program in Fribourg. This core component also expands students' expertise in modern methods of research. Students also conduct a three-week laboratory internship that focuses on a research field of their choice. During the final six months of their studies, students write a master thesis on a research topic of their choice.