Official Master's Degree in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology


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 in the fields of assisted reproduction in humans and animals, clinical embryology, genetics of reproduction, genetics of cancer, clinical cytogenetics, evolutionary cytogenetics, or radiobiology. More information on the master's degree.

Studies in Cytogenetics feed on concepts from Cell Biology and Genetics. The convergence of issues derived from these areas has contributed to the development of a dynamic modern science whose fundamental objective is to study the chromosome. It is a lively discipline with clear and far-reaching applications in, for example, the improvement of human health (cancer and genotoxicity, genetic origin of syndromes and other illnesses, genetic origin of infertility, biological dosimetry) and agriculture and livestock farming: genetic improvement of plants, determination of the chromosomal changes involved in speciation processes in mammal reproduction, and the practical applications of gamete and embryo manipulation. Its effects on society, both in the field of human reproduction and that of animal reproduction and production are highly important.

Reproductive Biology contributes knowledge of the cellular mechanisms involved in mammal reproduction, and of the practical applications of gamete and embryo manipulation and its repercussions, both in human reproduction and in animal reproduction and production. 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.

Teaching timetable

Mornings and afternoons

Official UAB

25 places
Classroom-based learning
Part-time or full-time:
Credits: 60 ECTS CREDITS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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Pre-enrolment closed
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Language:Catalan (85%), Spanish (10%) and English (5%)

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