M.Sc. On Campus

Biotechnology and Medical Biology

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

24 months
7640 EUR/year
7640 EUR/year
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This 2-Year Biotechnology and Medical Biology program from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University bridges theoretical knowledge to hands-on training in biological research, with an emphasis on biological processes underpinning human physiology and pathology.


Our Master Graduates will be exposed to an intensive training in the research laboratories of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute (or in linked institutions in Italy and abroad) culminating in the discussion of a written dissertation. Thus, our Master Graduates will be leading through a short yet complete research project; they will personally know what and why to look for, how to design a research project, how to generate and interpret data, and how to communicate their results to other researchers, through both oral and written presentations in English. 

Our teaching methodology encourages students to take active responsibility for their own learning; “student-centered” and “self-directed” learning are the keywords for this approach. Thus, top-down learning is complemented by a bottom-up learning aiming at solving issues arising during the research project.

Teaching approches

The Biotechnology and Medical Biology program from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University aims to train researchers equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the most advanced biotechnological applications, providing them with the know-how needed to independently tackle the most pressing scientific issues in the basic and applied biomedical research sector.

The personality of the future researcher is built through the development of specialist skill sets and individual critical and analytical abilities. This is achieved through a novel approach to teaching, known as student-centred learning, that allows the student to take an active and responsible role.

The teaching staff favours this process by creating the necessary conditions, helping students to develop this individual approach to their studies (self-directed learning), involving and consulting them when devising courses and dealing with specific issues regarding professional practice as a stimulus to their learning process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gene Expression, from single molecules to systems biology
  • Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Biotechnological drugs and targeted delivery systems
  • Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic factors in tumor progression 
  • Immunogenetics 
  • Metabolism in cancer and immunity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • non-EU citizens canapply until July 13, 2022 at noon Italian time (the test will be online on July 20).
  • EU citizens can apply untilSeptember 21, 2022




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

Candidates have to have a Bachelor Degree in Biology or Biological Sciences. An evaluation of the title owned or to be shortly owned will be carried out by the university.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of the final Bachelor’s Degree awarded and official transcript of records with dates and grades of the exams passed Or
  • Certificate of enrolment to the final year of a Bachelor’s Degree Course or equivalent course with dates and grades of the exams passed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7640 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7640 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7640 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7640 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 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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