Educating the next generation of scientists

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), a leading research center in the region has been active in the areas of research, services and education for over three decades. The CING has a highly developed research infrastructure in the sectors of neurology, genetics, biomedical, medical and related sciences. Building on its accumulated experience in education via its collaborations with national and international education institutions for over 30 years, the CING established its postgraduate education provision, offering MSc and PhD programmes in 2012. The CING’s students benefit from a plethora of research opportunities, supported through competitive research grants obtained from national and international funding bodies. The CING’s postgraduate programmes 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’s School has 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 CING academic faculty. The School is nonprofit, ensuring that emphasis is given on quality education over income.


Benefit from a multidisciplinary research environment

The CING provides an unrivalled educational experience to students, who can expect to be taught and mentored by leading Biomedical Scientists and Neurologists in Cyprus, while also working alongside them in the following highly specialised departments: 

•    Cancer Genetics, Therapeutics & Ultrastructural Pathology 
•    Molecular Virology 
•    Biochemical Genetics 
•    Cytogenetics & Genomics 
•    Molecular Genetics Thalassaemia 
•    Cardiovascular Genetics & Forensic Genetics 
•    Neurogenetics 
•    Molecular Genetics, Function & Therapy 
•    Bioinformatics
•    Biostatistics 
•    Neurobiology
•    Neuroimmunology
•    Neuroepidemiology
•    Neuroscience
•    Clinical Genetics and Genomics
•    Neurological Centres
•    Clinical Genetics Centre

The CING currently offers the following MSc and PhD postgraduate accredited programmes (by all official bodies of the Republic of Cyprus), with the use of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) values. All programmes, are taught in English:

•    MSc / PhD Molecular Medicine 
•    MSc / PhD Medical Genetics 
•    MSc / PhD Neuroscience
•    MSc Biomedical Research

The MSc programmes combine taught courses with a Research or Library project and have a duration of 13 months in full-time mode and 24 months in part-time mode. The MSc Biomedical Research programme has a duration of two years in full-time mode and three years in part-time mode. 

The PhD programmes combine taught courses during year 1 of studies with a research project throughout and have a duration of 4 to 6 years in full time mode and 6 to 8 years in part time mode.


Education in a real work environment

CING graduates are fully prepared for employment through their daily interaction in a professional work environment, which offers research and services alongside education as well as through the professional seminars focusing on essential skills that are provided to them during their studies. Furthermore, each academic course has been developed based upon both learning objectives and employment objectives. This ensures that the CING delivers fully equipped graduates to the job market, an objective which has been proven through the high employment rates of its graduates.



The CING offers scholarships for both MSc and PhD level programmes.


The Council of the CING’s Postgraduate School is composed of nine members; three members of the Board of Directors of the CING, five Faculty Members and one elected Students’ Representative.

The Council provides the School with advice on matters which require its approval or validation, following decision by the CSMM Committees.        


Prof. Leonidas A. Phylactou 

The Chief Executive Medical Director of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics is the ex-officio Provost of the School. The Provost has the overall supervision of the operation and promotion of expansion of the School while overseeing all external relations.


Prof. Kyproula Christodoulou

The Dean has the overall academic responsibility of the School, while also having the role of Chair of the Academic and Disciplinary Committees of the School.


The CING’s Postgraduate School has several Committees in place, such as the Admissions Committee, the Administrative Committee, the Academic Committee, the Disciplinary Committee and MSc/PhD Examination Committees.

The CING Education Office is the first point of contact which deals with matters such as student admissions, registration, teaching, research, graduation and student affairs. The Education Office is also responsible for the marketing and communications activities of the programmes of study in Cyprus and abroad.

The CING Library provides students and staff with reference books, journals, electronic journals, other reading material and access to online databases. The Library is continuously updated with new scientific journals and books, relevant to the CING’s clinical, educational and research activities.

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