Master of Science in Nursing

A career with prospects

The degree programme Master of Science in Nursing at BFH is designed to enable you to improve your specialised and methodological skills. This is achieved by means of the adoption of a basic applied theory approach and a particularly high degree of practical orientation during the entire course. The degree programme is an attractive option if you wish to further your career in a targeted manner. 

The Master of Science in Nursing is run jointly by three established Swiss universities of applied sciences: Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), St.Gallen University of Applied Sciences (FHS St.Gallen) and Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur (ZHAW). Each university of applied sciences offers a specific area of specialisation.

General information on the Master of Science in Nursing degree programme


  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing (Diplom Pflege) and further training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree, with proof of competence at Bachelor level in research methods, clinical assessment and English
  • Diploma in Nursing (Diplom Pflege) with a Master of Advanced Studies in a subject in the field of nursing
  • Applicants must pass an aptitude assessment

BFH nursing specialisation
Health promotion and psychosocial health, cost-effective and efficient nursing

Course commencement

Once a year in September, calendar week 38


90 ECTS credits


  • Full-time programme: Three semesters
  • Part-time programme: approx. six semesters

Course times

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, generally 9.15 am to 5.15 pm


Tuition fee per semester: CHF 750.00
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Master of Science BFH in Nursing
(recognised within the Swiss Federation and internationally)