Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Program provides a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. Specific courses are: Advanced Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Human Molecular Genetics, Methods in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Structural Biology and Pharmacology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Advanced Microscopy, Molecular Entomology, Molecular Genetics, Immunology. Lectures are entirely taught in English by Italian Professors from the University of Pavia and Visiting Professors from international institutions. The Master Programme in Molecular Biology and Genetics has a strong experimental component. Students are expected to carry out a scientific investigation under the supervision of a faculty member, they will be associated to a research group and actively participate in one of the group’s research projects. The experimental work carried out during the two year-Degree must result into a Dissertation that represents an essential component of the Course Program.
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Biology, Biotechnology or related life science courses.
- Strong background in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
- Knowledge of English corresponding to at least B1 level of the Common European Framework (CEF).
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Tuition fees at UNIPAVIA vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 156 to 3985 Euro.
Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu, a dedicated government agency.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics.
About this institute
University of Pavia
Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. The University of Pavia features in a number of international rankings: Unipv is particularly competitive in the fields of Humanities, Engineering, Pharmacy, Life Science...
Why study at University of Pavia
The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train) within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum its city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points.
Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Students who can enjoy sport activities, at the University Sports Centre (CUS) which offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.
Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 150 to 4400 Euro. Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu a dedicated government agency.
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