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Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Nicosia, Cyprus
The Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at University of Cyprus has been designed to prepare students for employment as well as to enable them to continue their education and research training.
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Biology is at the forefront of scientific discovery and public attention. The recent delineation of the complete genomic information of humans and several other organisms has provided the foundation for unprecedented advances in understanding life at the molecular level. 

It has also provided new tools and approaches to:

  • medicine
  • agriculture
  • biotechnology
  • other disciplines.

The Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine at University of Cyprus has a duration of 3 academic semesters (and up to 8 semesters for part-time study) and requires the completion of 90 ECTS. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Human Molecular and Medical Genetics 
  • Selected Topics in Cell Biology 
  • Nucleic Acids 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Special Topics in Bioinformatics 
  • Developmental Genetics: Embryos, Cells and Genes 
  • Imaging in Biological Sciences 
  • Special Topics in Current Biological Sciences 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application through the Online Application System of the University
  • Two signed letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes.
  • Copies of university degrees or a statement of expected graduation in the month preceding enrollment in the postgraduate programme.
  • Transcripts as appropriate.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A short statement (maximum two pages) of the student's research goals and interests.
  • A preliminary research proposal for a PhD place (if this is stated in the departments regulations).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Nicosia

  • 576 - 870 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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