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Medical Biotechnologies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #234 (QS) ,
The Master's degree in Medical Biotechnologies programme at the University of Padova prepares skilled graduates with an in-depth biomedical culture concerning the relationships between structure and function of biomolecules and biosystems operating at the cellular level and tissue of the human body in health and disease and in-depth knowledge of biotechnology.


This  Medical Biotechnologies programme at the University of Padova is for students who wish to  become specialised graduates with an advanced biomedical knowledge concerning the links between the structure and the purpose of biomolecules and bio-systems operating at cellular and tissue level of the human body, in both physiological and pathological conditions. The wide knowledge of the techniques is based on a solid practical activity in laboratories during the internship.

Subject to the educational aims of Class LM-9, the acquired knowledge allows specialized graduates to assist physicians in the diagnostic and therapeutic tasks involving the manipulation of cells, genes, and other biosystems requiring applicants to learn special skills in experimental biotechnology (e.g. Diagnosis and gene therapy; therapy through the use of genetically engineered cells; rational design and development of new medicines based on models of molecular targets known or derived from pharmacogenomic knowledge; preparation of nano-biotechnological tools for advanced diagnostics imaging and drug delivery; modulation of the immune response; diagnostics based on innovative processes of science and medical laboratory techniques; immunotherapy to targeted cells).

Career opportunities

Biotechnology physicians will be able to head research laboratories in a predominantly technological and pharmacological environment and coordinate, as well as in terms of management and administration, program development and the monitoring of biotechnology applied on human beings with emphasis on the development of pharmaceutical products and vaccines, taking into account the ethical, technical, and legal implications and environmental protection.

  • To work in industry (pharma, biotech companies) for new diagnostics, molecular therapeutics, regenerative medicine and vaccines
  • To work in academia as a researcher in one of the many fields of Molecular Medicine
  • To be an entrepreneur in Biotech start up companies as a result of scientific discoveries

Graduates will be able to assist doctors in the diagnostic and in the therapeutic phases when those imply the manipulation of cells, genes and other bio systems and when specific biotechnological experimental competences are required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biomedical Technologies 
  • Cellular And Molecular Therapies
  • Molecular And Systems Biology
  • Laboratory Medicine Technologies And Molecular Diagnostics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Design And Analysis Of Biopharmaceuticals
  •  Proteomics And Bioinformatics

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

          General Requirements

          Skills and abilities in:

          •  - Mathematics – Statistics - Bioethics – Sociology – Ecology – Patent Laws - Chemistry – Biochemistry-Physics - Biology - Pathology – Microbiology – Genetics - Immunology. Applicants must also prove they have a B2 level of English 

          Documents required: 

          • a) Curriculum vitae: it must include all the studies and subjects done including their grades, any training experience done or period spent studying abroad. 
          • b) Letter of intention;
          • c) Transcript of records of the qualification awarded, preferably including ECTS statistics; 

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            2602 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            2602 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

          Living costs for Padova

          • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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