Study guides

Master description

The Master's degree in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology aims principally to equip its students for professional activity in Cytogenetics or Reproductive Biology, either in clinical practice or in research.

The degree comprises 60 ECTS credits and two specialisations: 1) Cytogenetics and 2) Reproductive Biology. The total number of academic modules is 13, of which those taken in the first semester are theory-based, while those taken in the second involve putting the knowledge acquired into practice in different ways.

Study plan structure

Type Credits
Compulsory 18
Optional 36
Master's dissertation 6
TOTAL 60

Specialisation in Cytogenetics

Module title Credits Type
Analysis and Presentation of Scientific Data 6 COMPULSORY
Example Cases in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology 6 COMPULSORY
New Advances in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology 6 COMPULSORY
Master's dissertation 6 COMPULSORY
Cancer and radiobiology 6 Optional*
Clinical Cytogenetics 6 Optional*
Comparative Genomics 6 Optional*
Integrated Cytogenetics Laboratory 9 Optional*
Research Methodology 9 OPTIONAL**
Work Placement 9 OPTIONAL**

* Compulsory within the specialisation
** Optional, 9 credits must be taken


Specialisation in Reproductive Biology

Module title Credits Type
Analysis and Presentation of Scientific Data 6 COMPULSORY
Example Cases in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology 6 COMPULSORY
New Advances in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology 6 COMPULSORY
Master's dissertation 6 COMPULSORY
Development, Totipotency and Differentiation 6 OPTIONAL*
Integrated Reproductive Biology Laboratory 9 OPTIONAL*
Technology Associated with Reproduction 12 OPTIONAL*
Research Methodology 9 OPTIONAL**
Work Placement 9 OPTIONAL**

* Compulsory within the specialisation
** Optional, 9 credits must be taken

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