Master degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics
University of Pavia
Pavia (PV), Italy
EUR 4,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
* for EU students, fees are based on students' family income. They range from about 156 euro to 4000 euro per year. For non-EU students a flat rate is determined according to the citizenship and range from 400 euro to 4500 euro
The Department of Biology and Biotechnology offers a Course for a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. This is an intensive, full-time master's degree program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Graduates will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both the basic and applied aspects of these disciplines.
The program will provide 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, Human Molecular Genetics, Methods in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Structural Biology, and Pharmacology, and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Advanced Microscopy, Immunology, Molecular Entomology, and Molecular Genetics.
The program will also provide expertise in the technologies required for the utilization of microorganisms, animals, and plants as factories for the production of biologically active molecules including therapeutic compounds.
The students are expected to carry out a scientific investigation under the supervision of a faculty member (38 credits). The experimental work carried out during the two-year Degree must result in a Dissertation (Master of Sciences) that will represent an essential component of the Course program. In this context, the graduates will benefit from the informal atmosphere between staff and students that is traditional in our University. For the experimental component of the Curriculum, each student will be associated with a research group and actively participate in one of the group’s research projects.
A Molecular Biology and Genetics Master's degree may offer a successful introduction to different types of jobs throughout society. Graduates will find work opportunities in a wide range of fields and institutions, including a possible continuation of the study towards a qualified Ph.D. degree for a career in the academic or research organization world, or employment in the health sector, in biotech companies, in agribusiness research, in the communication media, as well as for teaching in the private or public sectors.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Fee Waiver: exemption from the payment of the University tuition fee;
EDiSU Pavia scholarship: Edisu scholarship benefits for all level applicants include accommodation in a Residence; one meal per day at the canteens; a sum of money, according to the student’s economic situation.
“Study in Italy”: The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also assigns scholarships to applicants from specific countries, fulfilling some merit requirements and enrolling in Master’s Degree and PhD programs.