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The graduates of the Biotechnologies of Human Reproduction Course from University of Siena have the skills to apply the most up-to-date techniques to handle, in vitro fertilize and growth gametes and embryos, in addition to the most recent procedure for cryopreservation, genetic profiling, physiological and functional analyses. Ethic and low in assisted reproduction complete graduate’s preparation.

The course is open access, restricted by possessing specific curriculum requirements.

At the end of the biennium, graduates will be competent to operate in laboratories of assisted reproduction and biobanking for reproductive cells and tissues.

Career Opportunities

The aims of the course are to form and graduate a highly specialized professional figure in the field of medically assisted reproduction through the achievement of all the knowledge and skills requested by the highest international standards.

The foreign students will have the chance to integrate with Italian colleagues and, in the local community of Siena, they will live an international and intercultural educational experience.

The  graduate students will have specific skills to handle human gametes and embryos, to perform assisted reproductive techniques and to run assisted fertilization laboratories and biological banks for cryopreservation of reproductive cells and tissues. For this delicate role, distinctive characteristics of the future graduates will be the respect for the dignity of the human beings and the conscientious care for the patients’ needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy And Histology Of Reproductive System
  • Assisted Reproductive Techniques
  • Biology Of Human Fertility
  • Embryo Implantation And Development
  • Pathology Of Reproduction
  • Physiology Of Reproduction
  • Public Health And Human Fertility
  • Training Course On Health And Safety At Work – High Risk – Under Art. 37 Of Italian Legislative Decree 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor/Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
  • For the enrollment an adequate basic preparation in cytology, biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, general physiology is required.
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
  • Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
  • Non-EU citizens are invited to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representation of their countries as soon as possible in order to obtain all the required documents for the pre-enrollment at the University of Siena and for information regarding the VISA process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Siena

  • 600 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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