24 months
400 EUR/year
156 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Pavia 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.

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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




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

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. 
The English language proficiency certificate is not required.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics
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