• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Master's degree in Molecular Biology is intended for students with a bachelor in Molecular Biology or similar degrees. The aim of this Master degree is to shape Molecular Biologists with a good theoretical knowledge and a practical expertise in bench-work procedures, instrumental operations and analytical methodologies involved in data acquisition and analysis. 

The Molecular Biology degree from University of Padova imparts a thorough command of the scientific investigation process, providing graduates with the competence to work independently and to take on the organization and responsibility of projects. 

During the first year the curriculum consists in fundamental courses, which constitute the key cultural elements required for an in depth understanding of modern molecular biology. In the second year approximately two thirds of the students' activity are devoted to the preparation of an experimental thesis entailing experimental work in a laboratory. This experience will provide a fundamental cultural resource, the capacity to engage in critical analyses and the ability to take responsibility of scientific projects.

Career opportunities

The Master's degree in Molecular Biology qualifies to engage in research activity within public or private organizations in the pharmaceutical, agro-industrial and biotechnological sectors. The Master's graduate may be employed in professional project activities or in counseling within the public administration, in the human health or public hygiene divisions.

After passing the examination for Professional Practice, the Molecular Biology Master's graduate may enroll in the Biologists' professional register (section A), which entitles to the warranted activities, under the title of Biologist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular Biology

  • Biochemistry

  • Applied Statistics

  • Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Molecular Developmental Biology

  • Genomics 

  • Neurobiology 

  • Molecular Genetics

  • Structural Biochemistry and Biophysics 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

    • To be admitted to the course, basic knowledge of the following disciplines is required: essential subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science with an approach to bioinformatics; disciplines providing knowledge on how the animal and the plant world are organised and principles of ecology; knowledge on functional cellular and molecular aspects regarding heredity, reproduction and development mechanisms.
    • English language: B2 level

    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 Legnaro

    • 600 - 900 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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