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Get your PhD in Medical Genetics in Cyprus
The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine offers a PhD in medical genetics which can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. This doctorate program includes 1-year of coursework and tutorials and 3-years of PhD thesis work.
The programs will be organized, run and reviewed by CSMM upon approval by the Academic Committee. A minimum of 50 ECTS from the courses (including tutorial sessions for each course on a weekly basis) of the program and 190 ECTS from the research part of the program must be completed while enrolled on the doctoral program. There will be both compulsory and elective courses.
Successful students of this PhD in medical genetics will have to pass all course examinations, the PhD thesis examination and have at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal to be awarded a PhD degree.
The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in medical genetics. The challenging curriculum includes mandatory courses which cover the main aspects of medical genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields.
The PhD research projects on various aspects of medical genetics are conducted in the state-of-the-art departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out advanced research in medical genetics.
Students will be provided with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive research or library project. PhD Students have the opportunity to attend courses (during their 1st year of studies) in innovative fields which include:
- Brain and behaviour
- 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 PhD postgraduate programs. The programs are offered in full-time mode (4-years) of study only. Each postgraduate program consists of mandatory and elective courses which are offered during the 1st year of studies. PhD postgraduate programs also include a research project.
To be admitted to the medical genetics PhD program, a student must meet at least the minimum requirements listed below:
- A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution, in a related field
- English Language Certification or other accepted International Standard, if graduated from a school where English is not the teaching language.
- A Completed Application Form
- Two Academic References
- Academic Transcripts
- English Language Certificate (if English is not a student’s native language)
A number of full scholarships based on academic criteria will be 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.
Scholarships for the PhD Program will also be available for years 2, 3 and 4.
For more information on the requirements and the application process, please complete an information request form.
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The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM), a School of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), commenced operation in September 2012. As a Center of Excellence in basic and applied research in biomedical and clinical sciences aiming to...
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The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine is located in Nicosia, Cyprus’ largest city and capital. Cyprus offers many opportunities for leisure activities and CSMM tries to help students to enjoy an active social life. The good year round weather in Cyprus gives students the ability for trips around Cyprus and other activities in towns and the countryside. Students of the Cyprus School of Molecular...