University Master's Degree in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology

Deciphering the organisation of cellular genome and its transmission to descendants as a tool through which academically and professionally to immerse oneself into the field of embryology and genetic diagnostics

General information

  • UAB University Master's Degree
  • Credits: 60 ECTS CREDITS
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2024
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  • Pre-registration period: Closed
  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: €27.67 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.

  • Language: Catalan (85%), Spanish (10%) and English (5%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Biosciences

Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology are scientific disciplines within the field of Cell Biology that have a considerable impact on society. Both disciplines have led to new procedures in genetic diagnosis in individuals, embryos and gametes, which have developed in parallel with assisted reproduction techniques, genetic diagnosis of populations and prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis.
The academic programme offered here links up research and teaching, and promotes the transfer of technology to society. It is addressed to students with analytic skills, a proactive attitude and determination, who are interested in both research and professional practice.

Developments in assisted human reproduction techniques have opened a wide range of therapeutic possibilities to solve numerous reproductive problems affecting approximately 15% of the population. The growing demand for these treatments has brought about a need for professionals specialising in these techniques and with extensive lab and clinical practice expertise.


Career options

This master's degree offers three main career options: teaching, research or professional practice in several specialist fields in the biology of reproduction and cell differentiation, basic and applied cytogenetics, cancer and radiobiology, etc.


Work placements


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