M.Sc. On Campus

Genetic Counsellors

University of Siena

24 months
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The Master Degree in Genetic Counsellors from University of Siena is the first degree program in Italy that trains the professional figure of the genetic counsellor through the acquisition of the principles and practices of clinical, medical and laboratory genetics.


The Master Degree in Genetic Counsellors from University of Siena will be divided into lectures and practical activities.

Genetic counsellors are non-medical health figures that work closely with medical geneticists in both public and private medical genetics services.

Career Opportunities

Genetic counsellors works closely with medical geneticists in both public and private medical genetics services. They support the medical geneticist in the main areas of genetic counseling and independently conduct genetic counseling whenever a clinical evaluation/diagnosis of the patient is not required. Among the various areas of activity are the prenatal, pre-conceptional and infertility settings, and the cancer genetics setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Clinical Genetics Approaches And Personalized Medicine
  • Counselling In Fetal Disorders And Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
  • Ethical, Legal And Social Implications In Genetics
  • Formal Genetics, Statistics, Probability And Risk
  • Human Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Declaration of Value
  • Passport with Visa
  • A passport Picture
  • Codice Fiscale issued by Agenzia delle Entrate
  • Original of your High School Diploma
  • Certificate released by the competent University declaring the exam transcripts (with translation), as well as, for each subject,detailed programmes for the completion of said qualifications; the study programme can be certified by the DiplomaSupplement,where in place
  • Certificate declaring the pass grade of an eventual special academic competence exam eventually   required for  entry to University in the Country of origin
  • Pdf of Dream Apply
  • Pdf of Universitaly
  • All original documents and a copy of everything divided in two separate folders (one for originals, one for copies).

Tuition Fee

The amount of tuition fees is based on both the student’s family income, as declared in the ISEE certification.The ISEE values for the calculation of contribution range from a minimum of € 16.000,00 up to a maximum of € 90.000,00 in order to properly consider the real economic conditions of the family. For ISEE less than € 16.000,00 no contribution is expected.

Living costs for Siena

600 - 950 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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