Postgraduate Programs

MSc Molecular Medicine (accredited)

The Importance of Molecular Medicine 
 
Can you make a positive difference in the field of Molecular Medicine? At the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine we encourage our students to make a difference and a positive contribution to science and society. The identification of fundamental molecular and genetic errors of disease and the development of molecular interventions to correct them is the result of innovative research in the field of Molecular Medicine. This discipline is the driving force behind medical progress and the CING is at the forefront of these developments. 
 
 
MSc Molecular Medicine at the CSMM
 
The CSMM’s MSc Molecular Medicine program is ideal for you if you are a clinician or a scientist looking to gain an in depth understanding of the discipline and its various applications within the broader field of Biomedical Sciences. As a Scientist you will be able to competently work in a research or diagnostic laboratory dealing with the multiple aspects of Molecular Medicine, while contributing to the research knowledge and advances in the therapy and management of inherited diseases. As a Clinician, you will be able to use this knowledge for better management of future patients, through the use of diagnostic genetic testing. In addition, the program will enable you upon graduation to play an important future role in cutting-edge research programs in Molecular Medicine and Translational Medicine amongst others.
 
The courses you will take as a student of the Molecular Medicine program, have been designed with a focus on the clinical activities of the CING Departments. This is a great benefit for you as a student, as compared to taking a program which is taught at a purely academic institution. In addition, as a student of the CSMM, a major advantage for you is the opportunity to take a laboratory project and work alongside the experienced Scientists and Clinicians of the CING in their respective research fields so as to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Molecular Medicine.
 
For detailed program information please refer to the CSMM Prospectus 
 
 
MSc Molecular Medicine at the CSMM is suitable for you:
 
If you are a graduate with a background in medicine, biological and related sciences, genetics, neuroscience, biomedicine, chemistry and other related fields, looking to progress to MSc or PhD level, this program is appropriate for you. Please contact us directly to find out more about the advantages and possibilities of advancing from the MSc Molecular Medicine to the PhD in Molecular Medicine.  
 
Studying Molecular Medicine at the CSMM will provide you with:
 
  • Work experience
  • Hands-on lab skills
  • A thorough understanding of the latest research and academic knowledge in innovative fields
  • The capabilities to successfully enter the job market or further education

 

Full-Time mode: 13 months (taught courses & research/library project).

Part-Time mode: 24 months (with minimum of one course per semester, among those offered in the referred semester)

Students must successfully complete 4 mandatory courses, 1 elective course and a Thesis Project while enrolled in the MSc and PhD Programs in Molecular Medicine.

Mandatory Courses

*Elective Courses

MM101: Molecular Basis of Monogenetic Diseases

MM102: Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases

MM103/NEURO103: Neurosciences and Neurogenetics

MM104: Gene and Cell Therapy

MG101: Molecular Genetics

MG102: Cytogenetics and Genomics

MG103: Methodologies and Technologies Applied in Medical Genetics

MG104: Biochemical Basis of Genetic Diseases

NEURO101: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

NEURO102: Brain and Behaviour

MVI: Molecular Virology and Immunology

BMI101: Bioinformatics

 

*Elective courses are subject to availability and the school’s discretion to run a specific course during a particular semester

To be admitted to the MSc Programs, a student must meet the minimum requirements listed below:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution, in a related field
  2. English Language Certification or other accepted International Standard, if the previous degree obtained was not in English. 

 

  1. A Completed Online Application Form 
  2. Two Academic References
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. English Language Certificate (if not graduated from an English speaking University)
  5. High School Certificate
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. ID/PASSPORT
  8. Recent passport photo

 

The CSMM Admission period begins in late January every year, for programs beginning in September of that year. Our Application and Admissions process is as follows:
 
  1. Check out our prospectus (link prospectus) for information on our postgraduate programs
  1. If you have any queries or require further information and guidance, contact the Education Office by phone (+357 22 392 840) or email ([email protected]). You may wish to make an appointment and come and speak to us in person, we would be happy to meet with you! Alternatively, all information can be given by phone or email
  1. Now that you have all you need to know, you are ready to complete our online application! Ensure that you have all your required documents (listed below), scanned and ready in an up-loadable format:
  • Two Academic References (you will not need actual reference letters, only the names and email addresses of your Referees, who will receive an automated notification from our applications system, in order to complete our specific Reference Form)
  • Academic Transcripts (secondary school/high school, higher education)
  • High School Leaving certificate
  • English Language Certificate (if previous degree was obtained in a language other than English). This can also be submitted at a later date if you are admitted to the program. 
 
  1. Next, you will need to create your Extranet User Account 
From here you will be prompted to complete information and upload documents to your online application form. You can save your Application Form and log back in to continue at any time. Once you are happy with your application, you can submit it. You will receive a prompt in order to pay the application fee via the JCC gateway. Please proceed to do this, as your application will not be considered valid until the fee has been settled.
 
  1. Thereafter, your application and all supporting documentation, will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee in order to assess whether your application will progress to the interview stage. For some applicants, the process will end here
 
  1. If you are invited to an interview, you will receive an email notification from the Education Office stating the date and time of the interview together with any other arrangements. Interviews for students in Cyprus, are carried out in person at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics. If you are overseas during the given period, then you will be interviewed via Skype/Zoom and you will be prompted to provide your Skype/Zoom user name in the days prior to the interview. The interview itself is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the School, Institute and program you have applied for, while simultaneously presenting yourself as a prime candidate! Use this as an opportunity to explain about your scientific work so far, your research interests and how you would like to progress in the future. This will give our Admissions Committee a good understanding of whether you are suitable for the program
 
  1. Once you have been interviewed, you will receive an email stating the decision of the Admissions Committee. For some applicants, the process will end here. For successful applicants, the decision will be either Unconditional Admission (provided that all documents are submitted with the agreed grades and within the timeframe etc together with payments) or Conditional Admission based on the applicant taking and passing the Preparatory Course offered in August (provided that all documents are submitted with the agreed grades and within the timeframe etc together with payments).
   
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