Master's Degree in Biological & Life Sciences in Bologna in Italy

Compare Masters Programs in Biological & Life Sciences 2017 in Bologna in Italy

Biological & Life Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

Among one of the very old cities of Italy, Bologna has always been a very distinguished place to visit and obtain education. Educational institutions, such as the University of Bolonga, boast of well-educated faculty and education in medieval art, music and culture.

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Master in Food System Management (CLAMEM-FoodSys)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Forli Rimini + 1 more

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. [+]

Masters in Biological & Life Sciences in Bologna in Italy. International Master’s Degree programme in Economics and Management – curriculum: Food System Management (FoodSys) Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. It is an economics-centred and multidisciplinary programme, providing a combination of analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on management, policy and practice. The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine). LEARNING OUTCOMES As future managers, public servants, researchers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in business administration and food system management, with a particular focus on organizational and managerial competences, innovation, business start-up, sustainability management and governance, problem-solving attitudes, communication and co-operation. PROGRAMME CONTENTS: The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS. First year modules are common for all students and cover decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management. Second year FoodSyS modules include food system economics and policy, global food marketing, food quality management, agricultural and food policy, rural development, bioenergy economics. Some of the courses are designed and taught in collaboration with recognized professors from the University of Missouri (USA) and INRA - Ivry (F). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates will develop strong economic competencies in the field of food systems management and sustainability and may join PhD programmes and successfully fulfil the roles of managers, consultants, professionals, entrepreneurs, chief officers in national and international businesses and start-ups, transnational corporations, international organizations, public authorities and consulting or surveillance bodies. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES: Places available are limited. Admission is subject to an assessment of the candidates’ skills and an interview. The programme has a restricted access number. To find out more about the number of admitted students and the selection methods, please refer to the Call for admission for the a.y. 2017/18. Curricular requirements a.y. 2017/18 To enter the programme candidates must meet the following specific curricular requirements: A - Italian qualifications belonging to one of the following disciplinary fields according to the Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04: L-14 Legal Services L-15 Tourism L-16 Administration and organization sciences L-18 Environmental economics and management L-25 Agriculture and forestry L-26 Food science and technology L-33 Economics L-36 Political science and international relations L-37 Peace studies L-41 Statistics or an equivalent Italian qualification obtained according to the previously effective regulation or any other equivalent qualification obtained from a non-Italian University; or B – to have obtained, by the date of the enrolment to the selection, a total amount of 48 ECTS credits in learning activities in the following scientific disciplinary sectors (below listed in the respective groups) such as Business, Economics, Law, Mathematics-Statistics, among which 30 ECTS credits at least in the area of business. As far as the qualifications obtained from non-Italian Universities, the committee in charge of the selection process for admission will evaluate/consider the correspondence between the disciplinary field of the candidate’s studies and the Course Classes mentioned at letter A, according to the Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04, as well as the amount of credits in the scientific disciplinary sectors mentioned at letter B. [-]

Master in International Horticultural Science

University of Bologna School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Bologna

The integrated degree programme in Horticultural Science is offered jointly by Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Department of Agricultural Sciences at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine) and Free University of Bozen (Faculty of Science and Technology). The international degree programme, which has been designed for highly motivated students, aims to form international-level professionals that will be qualified for designing, managing and assuring the quality of agricultural business along the whole production chain. The final aim is to allow future professionals to increase the sustainability of the production chain, from the environmental preservation and protection to the social and economical aspects (People-Planet-Profit). [+]

IMAHS - International Master in Horticultural Science Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna Free University of Bozen General overview of the programme Horticulture provides society with vital and nutritious fruit and vegetables, consumed fresh or processed, that are the heart/backbone of a healthy diet and improve our well-being. Horticultural production significantly contributes to the livelihoods of rural communities in both developed and developing countries and generates significant income opportunities along the entire supply chain. The new challenges of producing more food in a more sustainable way for a growing population calls for a new generation of professionals both equipped with technical skills and able for holistic thinking to successfully tackle the growing complexity of food production in a globalized market. This applies especially to horticulture, also due to a severe decline in the number of graduates and university degree programmes and the ageing of professional horticulturalists, in spite of the variety and number of job opportunities in the area. The Master in International Horticultural Science will be offered jointly by Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Science and Technology. The master (laurea magistrale) has been developed to meet the present and future challenges of the horticultural sector. The programme is the result of a joint initiative of the University of Bologna, well known for its long tradition in higher education, and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, a young higher education institution with a trilingual profile. Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain. The programme will benefit from the collaboration with the horticultural industry. Students will have the opportunity to spend up to two semesters in one of the European partner universities and be entitled to earn a double degree. The programme is structured in four semesters (each of 30 ECTS). The first and second semesters, held at the University of Bologna, has a focus on methodological aspects, on the efficient use of resources in the production process and on the quality of horticultural produces. The third semester, at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, covers the sustainable management of fruit trees and grapevines and the supply chain management of horticultural products. During the fourth semester, an internship and the preparation of the Master thesis are foreseen. Admission requirements Prospective candidates should hold a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in agriculture or related life science disciplines and have acquired basic knowledge in the following fields: crop production, plant pathology and protection, entomology and agricultural economics. Courses are entirely taught in English, therefore, to be admitted, students need to provide a recognised English language certificate (standard entry level: B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For any further information please refer to cdl.imahs@unibo.it or visit our website: http://corsi.unibo.it/2Cycle/InternationalHorticulturalScience/Pages/default.aspx [-]