Molecular Biology

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Duration: The minimum period of study for full-time students is three (3) academic semesters and the maximum period of study is eight (8) academic semesters.

Students enrolled in the Master degree in Molecular Biology will be allowed to apply for a change of their Master degree to the Master degree in Experimental Molecular Biology which is also offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, by the second semester of their studies, which will be subject to approval by the CPS and the Departmental Council.

The postgraduate programmes of each department are supervised by a three-member Postgraduate Programmes Committee, chaired by a Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator. The Coordinator may the chairperson of the department or a member of the academic staff appointed by the chairperson. The other members of the committee are appointed by the Departmental Board. The Committee is appointed for a two-year term.

For every student in the Postgraduate Programme, the department appoints an Academic Supervisor.

To obtain this Master degree, candidates must successfully complete 90 ECTS as follows:

The course BIO 680 carries 20 ECTS and it's compulsory. Seminar attendance (BIO800 and BIO 801) is also compulsory. The remaining 70 ECTS are obtained by attending classes from a list of restricted elective courses (10 ECTS each).

List of Courses

Compulsory courses for the Master in Molecular BiologyBIO 680 Scientific Methodology in Molecular Biology

BIO 800 Postgraduate Seminar series

BIO 801 Postgraduate Seminar series

Restricted elective courses for the Master in Molecular Biology

BIO 610 Molecular Genetics I

BIO 620 Special Topics in Cellular Biology

BIO 630 Nucleic Acids

BIO 640 Molecular Biology

BIO 650 Special Topics in Bioinformatics

BIO 660 Developmental Genetics: Embryos, Cells and Genes

BIO 670 Imaging in Biological Sciences

BIO 700 Molecular Biology II

BIO 710 Special Topics in Human Genetics

BIO 720 Special Topics in Biochemistry

BIO 730 Molecular Diagnostics

BIO 740 Cellular Communication

BIO 750 Cancer Biology

BIO 760 Topics in Genomics and Proteomics

BIO 770 Biostatistics

All the applicants of the MSc in Molecular Biology must: * have a university degree, awarded by an accredited institution in the country where it operates, or a degree evaluated as equivalent to a university degree by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS). * hold an undergraduate degree with a final general mark of at least 6.5/10 (for graduates from Universities in Greece and Cyprus) or the equivalent for graduates from overseas Universities with a different marking system. In addition to the general requirements, candidates are encouraged to start the admission procedure to the postgraduate programme before the completion of their undergraduate study. However, they must hold an undergraduate degree by the start of the postgraduate programme.
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