Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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  • English, Spanish, Catalan
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In this master's degree you will be provided with the training needed to develop your academic and research skills and work professionally in different fields of cell biology: Biology of cell reproduction and differentiation; Basic and applied cytogenetics; Cancer and radiobiology.


The master's degree in Cytogenetics and ReproductiveBiology is aimed at graduates in Biosciences. Students should have strong analytical skills, a proactive attitude and determination, and should have completed their bachelor's degree studies in Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Biology or Biotechnology, or their equivalents from other universities.

This master's degree is suitable both for students who wish to go into research and for those interested in clinical practice, in the following areas: Assisted Reproduction in Humans and Animals, Embryology, Genetics of Reproduction, Genetics of Cancer, Clinical Cytogenetics, Evolutionary Cytogenetics and Radiobiology.

Reproductive Biology provides knowledge of the cellular mechanisms involved in the reproduction of mammals, as well as of practical applications for the manipulation of gametes and embryos and their effects on both human reproduction and animal production and reproduction. Developments in assisted human reproduction techniques have opened a wide range of therapeutic possibilities to solve numerous reproductive problems affecting approximately 15% of the population. The growing demand of these treatment has brought about the need of professionals specialising in these techniques and with extensive lab and clinical practice expertise.

You will be enabled to develop the skills you acquire in professional, academic and research activities belonging to several specialised fields in the Biology of Cell Reproduction and Differentiation, in Basic and Applied Cytogenetics, Cancer and Radiobiology.

Programme Structure

  • Analysis and Presentation of Scientific Data
  • Example Cases in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology
  • New Advances in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology
  • Master's dissertation
  • Cancer and radiobiology
  • Clinical Cytogenetics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Integrated Cytogenetics Laboratory
  • Research Methodology
  • Work Placement
  • Analysis and Presentation of Scientific Data
  • Example Cases in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology
  • New Advances in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology
  • Master's dissertation
  • Development, Totipotency and Differentiation
  • Integrated Reproductive Biology Laboratory
  • Technology Associated with Reproduction
  • Research Methodology
  • Work Placement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
    • Partially taught in Catalan
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Biotechnology, or their equivalents from other universities. Graduates in Microbiology or Biochemistry may also apply. In the latter cases, students' specific training in ReproductiveBiology and Cytogenetics is examined. If necessary, the master's committee will ask students to take bridging courses.

  • Level B1 in Catalan or Spanish, in the case of students who do not have these as their first language. Students with no certificate of proficiency in these languages will be interviewed by the master's committee before a decision is taken on admittance or exclusion.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 4500 International
  • EUR 2766 EU/EEA
  • Price: 46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit).
  • 75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit)


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