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Clinical and Translational Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Clinical and Translational Sciences program at University of Pisa is a multi-disciplinary graduate program at the interface between clinical research and discovery science.


The mission of the Clinical and Translational Sciences program at University of Pisa is to prepare and train internationally competitive translational scientists.


To provide a comprehensive knowledge of translational research methods and techniques in clinical science in order to train and further prepare scientists, by enriching their curriculum with a high degree of cross-contamination between neighboring research areas.

Core Competencies

  • Perform clinical and/or preclinical research that adheres to principles and guidelines of ethical conduct
  • Critically appraise existing literature and sources of information
  • Accurately select, use and interpret appropriate statistical approaches
  • Apply and use adeguate study design and methodology to address research questions
  • Identify and measure relevant and meaningful research outcomes
  • Adhere to legal and regulatory issues related to clinical research
  • Publish research-based manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals
  • Provide constructive insight and feedback to colleagues
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The program covers five broad research fields
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Medicine;
  • Oncology and Molecular Medicine;
  • Imaging, Simulation and Planning;
  • Immunology and Microbiology;
  • Neuroscience

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The candidate must be in possession of a Master's degree, or an equivalent academic qualification obtained abroad.This diploma will be examined and verified by the examining boards or the PhD Council. The University accepts candidates who obtain their degree by October, 31. The PhD student "Supernumerary" will have obtained a Master's (or equivalent) degree by the enrollment date.
  • Candidates who possess a foreign academic degree equivalent in level, nature, contents and academic rights (access to further courses) to the Italian academic qualification required for admission to a PhD program may provide the consular documents of the academic degree (translation, legalization and declaration of value).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Depending on the country of origin and can vary from 356,000 euros up to 2.452,00 euros (including € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty). 

Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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