Molecular Biology - a.y. 2020/21

The Master’s degree provides solid theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in bench-work procedures, instrumental operations and analytical methodologies involved in data acquisition and analysis. The programme imparts a thorough command of the scientific investigation process, providing graduates with the competence to work independently and to take on the organisation and responsibility of projects.


Level: Master

Field of study: Biology

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Molecular Biology

Start date: September 2020

Location: Padova

Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: 35; non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 10 (2 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

  Programme structure

Common Path: Cellular Biology; Applied Statistics; Molecular and Cell Biology of Plants; Molecular Biology of development; Genomics; Neurobiology
Path 1 – Molecular Biology: Biochemistry; Molecular Genetics; Structural Biochemistry and Biophysics; Computational Anthropology
Path 2 – Génétique Moléculaire: Biochemestry of Diseases; Human Physiology; Immunological Biotechnology; Nanobiotechnology

  Career opportunities

Graduates work as researchers within public or private organisations in the pharmaceutical, agro-industrial and biotechnological sectors; and as project managers or counselors within the public administration, in the human health or public hygiene divisions.

  Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with proved skills in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Molecular Biology
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 23/30

  Language requirements

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent


If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on

Please read carefully the Call for Applications before applying online!

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for.

  Application timeline

For non-EU applicants residing outside Italy: from 7th January to 7th March 2020. Should any places be still available after the first Call, there will be a second Call for applications from 7th April to 7th June 2020.

For EU applicants or equivalent: to be defined (Spring-Summer 2020)

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2019/20. Please check:

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.


Programme Coordinator: Francesco Argenton