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MSc in Medical Genetics

Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

Program description

MSc Medical Genetics at the CSMM

The MSc in medical genetics at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine is a 1-year master degree program taught in English. Students will also have the possibility of completing this program in 2-years with part-time studies.

This medical genetics degree is comprised of mandatory and elective courses in medical genetics and molecular medicine, followed by a master’s research project. Successful students will have to pass all course examinations and the MSc thesis examination or the library project report.

The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in medical genetics. The challenging curriculum includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of medical genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of medical genetics.

Research for the medical genetics program are conducted in the state-of-the-art departments and the clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an international center of excellence, CING carries out cutting edge research in medical genetics.

MSc students will be provided with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive research in innovative fields such as:

  • Brain and behavior
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Neurosciences and neurogenetics
  • Cytogenetics and genomics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Molecular basis of monogenic diseases
  • Molecular virology and immunology
  • Molecular basis of complex diseases.

The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine offers accredited MSc postgraduate programs. The programs are offered in full-time (one year) and part-time (two years) modes of study. Each postgraduate program consists of mandatory and elective courses. MSc postgraduate programs also include a research or a library project.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must have a BSc / Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

For Medical Genetics Program:

Graduates of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Medicine, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Veterinary studies, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Nutrition

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Program content

Medical Genetics is becoming an increasingly important aspect in healthcare and has a major impact in the provision of more accurate clinical diagnoses, as well as enabling state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches that have already been introduced in the clinic in the recent years. It is a major component of the vision towards personalized medicine and thus constitutes a highly attractive field of studies for the next generation of biomedicine professionals.  

The program offers four stimulating compulsory courses on Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics and Genomics, Biochemical Genetics, as well as Methodologies and Technologies Applied in Medical Genetics. A number of elective courses such as Bioinformatics, Molecular Basis of Monogenic Diseases, Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases, Gene and Cell Therapy, Neurosciences and Neurogenetics, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Brain and Behaviour and Molecular Virology and Immunology are also available, enabling students to broaden their knowledge.

Students also carry out an original research or library project within the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics implements pioneering research work and internationally renowned work in Medical Genetics and therefore provides the MSc students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive and advanced research or library project work.

Scholarships & funding


A number of full scholarships based on academic criteria are awarded to CSMM students. The exact amount and number of scholarships that will be offered is always subject to the yearly budget of the School.

For information on the eligibility requirements and the application process for this master degree in molecular medicine, please complete a request form.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees: 8,000 euros.


Master of Science (MSc) degree.

Continuing studies

Upon completing this program, MSc graduates will have acquired a detailed knowledge of the major medical genetics topics with emphasis on clinically relevant and translational aspects of genetic diseases. Our graduates may embark on a PhD programme and thus enter a research/academic career or join Clinical Laboratories offering Genetics diagnostic services, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare organisations and hospitals.  

As a student of the CSMM, a major advantage for you is the opportunity to take a laboratory project and work alongside the experienced Scientists and Clinicians of the CING in their respective research fields so as to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Medical Genetics.

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About this institute

Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine

Study at a center of excellence in Cyprus The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) is a School of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), a Center of Excellence in basic and applied research in biomedical and clinical...

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Why study at Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine

Education for the next generation of scientists!

Choose the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) for an exceptional educational experience in a real work environment. The CSMM is the postgraduate school of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), a leading research center in the region. The School offers MSc and PhD programs in Molecular Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neuroscience and Biomedical Research. The CSMM provides an unrivaled educational experience to students, who can expect to be taught and mentored by the leading Biomedical Scientists and Neurologists in Cyprus, while also working alongside them in their respective laboratories.

The programs are suitable for graduates with a background in medicine, biological and related sciences, genetics, neuroscience, biomedicine, chemistry and other related fields, who would like to progress to MSc or PhD level. The CING has the largest and most technologically developed research infrastructure in Cyprus and the neighboring area in the sectors of neurology, genetics, biomedical, medical and related sciences, offering the CSMM’s students a plethora of research opportunities, supported through competitive research grants obtained from national and international funding bodies.

The programs of the CSMM are fully accredited in Cyprus and recognized internationally. Furthermore, for countries outside the EU which are requiring their own accreditation procedure, the CSMM has achieved accreditation from the Sultanate of Oman, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the People’s Republic of China.

The CSMM is a small School with a high ratio of academic staff to students. We are selective in our admissions process in order to ensure that the students will be working side-by-side with the experienced scientists and doctors, the CSMM academic staff. The School is non-profit, ensuring that emphasis is given on quality education over income.

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Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine

Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
6 International Airport Avenue

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