Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing 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 in Nursing Sciences.

Placed under the aegis of the University Institute of Training and Research in Patient Care (IUFRS), this programme is intended to train you as specialist nursing clinical practitioners (ICLS), to optimise patient and family-centred care, embed results in clinical practice and develop clinical leadership in nursing. You will be preferred partners for interdisciplinary work in patient care and health promotion.

The MScSI teaches skills grouped in the following four areas: direct clinical practice and consultation; clinical project management; team guidance and coaching; and research. These skills will enable you to play a leading role in health-care organisations, ensuring the ongoing renewal of nursing practices. You will contribute to organisational changes and any necessary developments in the health system.

Practical information

Institute of Higher Education and Research in Healthcare – IUFRS

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing Sciences

ECTS credits

3 semesters full-time
6 semesters part-time

Teaching language
French and English. Recommended levels : C1 in French, B2 in English. More information.

Admission requirements

Enrolment and final dates

More information

Career prospects

Studies in a Higher Education Institution develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as : scientific oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, project management, change management, etc.

This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities such as:

  • Public or private health institutions (hospitals, medical care establishments, home care, etc.)
  • Organisations within the health system
  • Teaching of Nursing Sciences/Nursing Care
  • Academic research

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

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