Molecular Biology and Genetics

University of Pavia

24 months
400 EUR/year
156 EUR/year
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The Department of Biology and Biotechnology offers the Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Pavia. 

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The Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Pavia will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. 


  • Provide students with an excellent background in theoretical and practical aspects of biomolecular sciences as well as in laboratory techniques.
  • Stimulate students to plan and implement research projects and to critically evaluate the results of their research and the scientific literature.
  • Help students to develop a critical evaluation of theoretical and practical methodologies used to analyze and solve scientific questions and issues.
  • Introduce students to the frontiers of research in Life Sciences also with the support of lectures and seminars given by invited international scientists of excellent level.
  • Help students to develop writing and oral scientific communication skills in view of their future interaction with the international scientific community.
  • Develop team work.
  • Help students to gain and develop knowledge and skills required by research organizations and biotechnology companies.
  • Explain the importance of bringing the benefits of advanced research in Life Sciences to the society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cellular Biochemistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Methods in Biochemistry
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Structural Biology
  • Pharmacology. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Biotechnology or related life science programmes.

  •  Students must have a good knowledge of basic Biology topics with particular attention to Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
  • International students holding a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology or related life science programme from an International University have to undergo a pre-evaluation of their academic qualifications. The admissions committee will assess applicants’ academic qualifications. Selected students will have to pass an admission test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    156 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 156 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Italian and EU students: Tuition fees range from 156 to 3,985 € per year according to family income.
  • Non-EU students Tuition fees range from 400 to 4,500 € per year according to the citizenship.


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