Master's Degree in "Systems Biology". Department of Biotechnology. Faculty of Food, Biotechnology and Development. Agricultural University of Athens.


Specialisation of graduates on cutting-edge subjects of the biological science. Aims to the familiarization of learners with: a) the holistic approaches to organic systems, b) the modelling of networks at gene - protein - functional level, c) bioinformatics and the use thereof in synthetic biology and biotechnology.

Further Information

The programme is supplementary to the graduate studies offered by the Biotechnology Department. It includes the precise formulation of research questions and hypotheses, the development of a research plan and research scientific techniques and methodologies, the procedure for collecting data, as well as the quantitative and qualitative processing thereof through bioinformatics, aiming for deep and extensive knowledge of the various biological processes, systems, and biotechnological applications.

Relation To Employment

The Postgraduate Studies Programme admits graduates of the Schools of Athens Agricultural University, of Schools of Positive Sciences, of Healthcare Sciences, of Environmental Sciences, of Computer Sciences, of domestic Universities and relevant accredited foreign Institutions, as well as graduates of relevant Technological Educational Institute Departments.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.