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Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics


The Master degree program in Molecular Biology and Genetics is designed for students who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry.

Students will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines. The program will provide students with an excellent background in theoretical aspects of biomolecular sciences and familiarity with laboratory techniques, stimulating their capability to plan and implement research projects and to critically evaluate the results of their experiments and those reported in the scientific literature.

Students will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines.

This program offers a successful introduction for 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. program for a career in the academic or research organization world, or employment in the health sector, in biotech companies, in agrobusiness research, in the media, as well as for teaching in the private or public sectors.

Quick Facts

Duration 2 years
Start Date September
Tuition Fee For Eu students fees are based on students’ family income. They range from about €156 to €4,000 per year.
For Non-EU students a flat rate is determined according to country of origin and range from €400 to €4,500.
Location Pavia, Italy

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The following is a sample of a typical study plan:

  • First year: Methods in Biochemistry, Advanced Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Structural Biology and Pharmacology, Microbial Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pharmacology, Internship for experimental thesis
  • Second year: Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Advanced Microscopy, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Entomology, Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Internship for experimental thesis, Informatic skills, Master thesis.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Biotechnology or related life science program
  • B1 level English proficiency

What our students say


I like the international atmosphere of the Master Course Molecular Biology and Genetics and the presence of lectures taught by many visiting professors coming from different universities worldwide. The evaluation of recent publications during certain courses is helpful to develop a critical judgement of the scientific data.

Elia Salibi, Lebanon, student at Molecular Biology & Genetics

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