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Molecular Biology and Genetics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #250 (BCR) Pavia, Italy
The Department of Biology and Biotechnology offers the Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Pavia. 


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. 

The following courses will also be offered as optional: 

  • Advanced Microscopy
  • Molecular Entomology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Immunology.

The programme will also provide expertise in the technologies required for the utilization of microorganisms, animals, and plants as factories for the production of biologically active molecules including therapeutic compounds.

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A degree (a three or five-year degree) or a qualification gained abroad and recognised by the competent didactic board as satisfactor
  • knowledge of the structure and function of biological systems; in particular knowledge in the following disciplines: molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, mathematics, physics
  • knowledge of English that corresponds to at least B1 level of the Common European Framework (CEF); as all the teaching is carried out in English, the passing of the first exam will serve as demonstration of an adequate knowledge of the language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3985 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3985 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3985 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3985 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pavia

  • 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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