The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), a leading research center in the region has been active in the areas of research, services and education for over three decades. The CING has a highly developed research infrastructure in the sectors of neurology, genetics, biomedical, medical and related sciences. Building on its accumulated experience in education via its collaborations with national and international education institutions for over 30 years, the CING established its postgraduate education provision, offering MSc and PhD programmes in 2012. The CING’s students benefit from a plethora of research opportunities, supported through competitive research grants obtained from national and international funding bodies. The CING’s postgraduate programmes are suitable for graduates with a background in medicine, biological and related sciences, genetics, neuroscience, biomedicine, chemistry and other related fields, who would like to progress to MSc or PhD level.
Benefit from a multidisciplinary research environment
The CING provides an unrivalled educational experience to students, who can expect to be taught and mentored by leading Biomedical Scientists and Neurologists in Cyprus, while also working alongside them in the following highly specialised departments:
- Cancer Genetics, Therapeutics & Ultrastructural Pathology
- Molecular Virology
- Biochemical Genetics
- Cytogenetics & Genomics
- Molecular Genetics Thalassaemia
- Cardiovascular Genetics & Forensic Genetics
- Molecular Genetics, Function & Therapy
- Clinical Genetics and Genomics
- Neurological Centres
- Clinical Genetics Centre
The CING currently offers the following MSc and PhD postgraduate accredited programmes (by all official bodies of the Republic of Cyprus), with the use of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) values. All programmes, are taught in English:
- MSc / PhD Molecular Medicine
- MSc / PhD Medical Genetics
- MSc / PhD Neuroscience
- MSc Biomedical Research
The MSc programmes combine taught courses with a Research or Library project and have a duration of 13 months in full-time mode and 24 months in part-time mode. The MSc Biomedical Research programme has a duration of two years in full-time mode and three years in part-time mode.
The PhD programmes combine taught courses during year 1 of studies with a research project throughout and have a duration of 4 to 6 years in full time mode and 6 to 8 years in part time mode.
Education in a real work environment
CING graduates are fully prepared for employment through their daily interaction in a professional work environment, which offers research and services alongside education as well as through the professional seminars focusing on essential skills that are provided to them during their studies. Furthermore, each academic course has been developed based upon both learning objectives and employment objectives. This ensures that the CING delivers fully equipped graduates to the job market, an objective which has been proven through the high employment rates of its graduates.