PhD Postgraduate Programs

PhD Molecular Medicine (accredited)

The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Molecular Medicine. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Molecular Medicine and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Molecular Medicine. The PhD Research Projects on various aspects of Molecular Medicine 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 pioneering research in Medical Genetics and therefore provides PhD students 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 Molecular Basis of Monogenic Diseases, Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases, Neurosciences & Neurogenetics and Gene & Cell Therapy.

For detailed program information please refer to the CSMM Prospectus.

Modes of Study: 4 years full time

Language of Instruction: English
 

To be admitted to the PhD Programs, a student must meet at least 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 graduated from a school where English is not the language of instruction.
     

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

The CSMM Admission period begins in late January every year, for programs beginning in September of that year. All applications are made online. Apply here 

  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

Education is an investment in your future and the CSMM is committed to offering an accessible education to all successful applicants. 

Publicly-Funded Grants
Cypriot Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a publicly-funded grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria.
 
CSMM Scholarships
A number of full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees are awarded to MSc and PhD students based on academic criteria.
In addition to the above, various types of scholarships are available specifically for PhD students, for years 2, 3 and 4 which may cover costs of consumables and/or a monthly allowance.
 
The exact amount and number of scholarships that are offered is always subject to the yearly budget of the School.