Getting started at ETH Zurich
It is important to make a personal study plan before starting the programme, e.g. by the end of the first semester at the latest. Your mentor will guide you and provide support. Please try to keep the following order of courses.
- Additional courses (prerequisites): They provide the basics in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics and Bioinformatics you might have previously missed.
- Core courses: The fundamentals of the programme are taught in these lectures. They require basic knowledge in Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics and Bioinformatics.
- Advanced courses / Lab rotations: Both require familiarity with topics taught in the Core courses.
- Master´s thesis
Still, it is not possible to avoid some overlap of courses. Keep in mind that the programme is designed to be completed in two years.