• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The aim of the Medical Biotechnologies programme taught at University of Siena is to prepare graduates with good biomedical culture, with in-depth knowledge of biotechnology, acquired and consolidated on an important practical experience in laboratory. 
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Graduates of the Medical Biotechnologies programme offered by the University of Siena are able to design and organize effectively research plans in autonomy, in the field of biotechnology applied to medicine; they are able to manage and coordinate programs  of development in biotechnology applied to human medicine  and aimed at the protection, promotion and recovery of health. 

At the end of the biennium, graduates in Medical Biotechnology will have acquired the knowledge and technical skills to integrate professionally in the areas identified in the specific Study Plan of the Course.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to use, also as consultants, in:

  • pharmaceutical, diagnostic, cosmetic and biomaterial companies;
  • chemical-biotechnological and biological-molecular analysis laboratories;
  • clinical analysis laboratories, hygiene and prophylaxis);
  • research institutes and public or private, national and international companies in the biotechnology sector applied to the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, vaccines and biomaterials fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnologies for Drug Discovery
  • Biotechnologies in Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Information Engeneering for Biotechnology
  • Next Generation Genetics and Genomics
  • Vaccines and Vaccine Research

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • To enroll, good knowledge is required in the field of histology and anatomy (molecular cytology, tissue structure), biochemistry and molecular biology (cellular and molecular biochemistry), human pathology (molecular and phenotypic bases of pathological processes), immunology (knowledge of the immune system), of microbiology (bacteriology and virology) of genetics (bases of classical genetics).
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
  • Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Siena

  • 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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