The Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences aims to provide students with a high-quality education of international standing so that they can develop a deep understanding of their science and versatile thinking, something critical for their professional career in the modern environment.
The Program entails theoretical coursework as well as a laboratory-based dissertation.
Graduates may continue their studies in postgraduate programmes in Cyprus or abroad, or find employment in education, clinical and diagnostic labs, the pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research, biotechnology and similar.
Education of new scientists at the graduate level who are competitive in the European and international setting.
Upon successful completion of their studies, graduates will be able:
1. to apply their knowledge in practice,
2. to transfer their knowledge of biology to students and to the society in general,
3. to satisfy professional requirements for career fields such as biomedicine, laboratory testing, environmental studies, biotechnology, sustainable use of biological resources etc.,
4. to adapt to technological advancements and new knowledge in the field,
5. to work independently or in groups at an international and/or interdisciplinary level,
6. generate new ideas and scientific knowledge,
7. respect diversity, multiculturalism and the natural environment,
8. demonstrate social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues,
9. view themselves as well as others critically,
10. promote free, inductive and deductive thinking
The number of places available and the eligibility criteria for candidates are announced by the Graduate School. Documents that must be attached to the application include:
The Department may also consider additional criteria and quality indicators for the selection of candidates, including
To be considered for postgraduate studies, the applicant is required to have certification for “Very Good Knowledge” of English at level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Acceptable certificates that prove Very Good Knowledge of English are listed on the Graduate School website and on the table of Matching results of international examinations with the CEFR. The University of Cyprus Language Centre Certificate for the knowledge of English language (level B2+) is also accepted.
Applicants who have acquired their University degrees from English-taught Schools are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency.
The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student.
In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master-level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.