The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.
Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.
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.
Top MSc Degrees in Natural Sciences in Italy 2018
The Space and Astronautical Engineering Masters Programme (LM 20) provides students with specific skills related to space mission planning and the analysis and design of launch vehicles, satellites and remote metering and telemetry systems. [+]
The Space and Astronautical Engineering Masters Programme (LM 20) provides students with specific skills related to space mission planning and the analysis and design of launch vehicles, satellites and remote metering and telemetry systems. The programme emphasises system-related and interdisciplinary aspects and is closely linked with research and innovation activities in the Italian and European aerospace industries.
The programme in Aerospace Engineering, which is part of the SAEM degree programme, is held entirely in English and provides students with advanced concepts, professional training and specific engineering skills, enabling them to address complex issues requiring analysis, development, simulation and optimization in a wide range of aerospace-related topics.... [-]
The main objectives of the Master are initiation in scientific research and applied training in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Emphasis is put on the application of modern techniques both in the observational and theoretical/computational domain. The various specialities of the partner institutions result in an increased offer of pathways for the students: Theoretical Astrophysics, Models, Simulations and Computation, as well as Observational Astrophysics based on data from the ground and from space and on the exploitation of modern data archives. [+]
AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics (120 ECTS). The programme was initiated in 2009 as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and is now continuing within the framework of the new Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The Master's Course is offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities in Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia, with the participation of 4 research institutions as associated partners in Italy, Serbia, and Germany.
The main objective of the programme is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, we promote cultural exchanges between non-European and European students and academics.... [-]
This is a 2-year graduate program entirely taught in English, offered to both national and international students. [+]
This is a 2-year graduate program entirely taught in English, offered to both national and international students.
The MSc in Applied Mathematics aims at providing high-level competences for the formalization and the consequent mathematical analysis of problems arising from applied sciences and technologies, with a special focus on the analysis of big data systems and complex systems.
The program provides courses which complete the basic mathematical competences, covering all the main areas of Mathematics (Mathematical Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Mathematical Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Statistics, Numerical Analysis, Optimizations, Foundations of Mathematics). Then, the student has a choice of courses focused in areas where the support of advanced mathematical methods is fundamental in recent scientific researches and developing technologies.... [-]
This programme has the objective of preparing professionals able to deal with issues relating to complex systems with an engineering mentality, harmonising a solid scientific background with a command of advanced methodologies e technologies. [+]
This programme has the objective of preparing professionals able to deal with issues relating to complex systems with an engineering mentality, harmonising a solid scientific background with a command of advanced methodologies e technologies. The programme is characterised by continuous synergy between Applied Mathematics and Engineering disciplines.
The student has 3 specialisations available:Computational Sciences for Engineering Statistics Financial Mathematics Eligible students
Students holding a Bachelor degree in Mathematical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering and 15 years of education are eligible for application. The Evaluation Board will examine different curricula. Curricular supplements may be necessary if the Bachelor of Science obtained by the candidate does not have a sufficient degree of “consistency” with the educational programme of the MSME. ... [-]
Every day humans generate quintillions of bytes of data. 80% of them are spatial data, that have to be analyzed and processed, both in real-time and off-line, to extract information. Geoinformatics Engineers are high-level experts in methods and technologies for measuring, georeferencing, analyzing, visualizing and publishing spatial and time-varying information. [+]
The Geoinformatics Engineering Master of Science is the first in Italy and exploits the long lasting experience of Politecnico di Milano in both Environmental, Geomatics and Computer Science to form new and multidisciplinary experts highly requested by both private and public sectors.Career opportunities
Geoinformatics engineers are expert in methodological and computational aspects of spatial information with a special concern for environmental geo-referenced data. Urban and agricultural land planning, infrastructure design, transport and traffic monitoring and management, environmental modeling, Earth sciences are the main application fields of Geoinformatics Engineering. All those fields attain to the general context of sustainable management of environment and land. Geoinformatics Engineers will thus be involved in geodata projects to support the new paradigms of Participative Digital Earth, Smart City and Smart Society, and decisions at local, national country and global level. According to the selected study track, the graduated Geoinformatics Engineers can participate to the Italian state certification exam needed to enter either the Civil and Environmental Engineers' register or the Computer Science Engineers’one.... [-]
The main educational objective of this Master of Science programme is to prepare an engineer able to “produce” innovation both in the industrial environment as well as in basic research and which is highly competitive in the global market, with particular reference to the physical and optical technology, nanotechnology and photonics sectors. [+]
The main educational objective of this Master of Science programme is to prepare an engineer able to “produce” innovation both in the industrial environment as well as in basic research and which is highly competitive in the global market, with particular reference to the physical and optical technology, nanotechnology and photonics sectors.
The physical engineer can approach all sectors in which advanced technological systems are developed: lasers, photonics, materials technology, biomedical optics, etc. The course has two possible finalizations:Nano-optics and Photonics Nano and Physical Technologies Eligible students
Students holding a Bachelor degree in Physics Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Information Engineering and at least 15 years of education are eligible for application. The Commission will evaluate case by case students with a different background. ... [-]
This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. [+]
The Faculty of Science offers a Course for a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. This 2-year second level degree (Biology class) is an intensive, full-time graduate program entirely taught in English and designed for graduates at the BA level who are seeking a qualification in advanced areas of Biology, with special attention to Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. Graduates will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background relevant to both basic and applied aspects of these disciplines.
The program will provide a state-of-the-art knowledge and training in biomolecular sciences, including the most recent advances in genomics and proteomics of human and animal organisms, in the study of biomolecular structures and their connection to function, and in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, human and animal cells and seed plants. Specific courses are Methods in Biochemistry, Advanced Molecular Biology, Structural Biology and Pharmacology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pharmacology, Cellular Biochemistry, Developmental Biology and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The following courses will also be offered as optional: Molecular Genetics, General and Molecular Immunology, Advanced Microscopy, Biochemistry of Macromolecules, Environmental Biochemistry of Plants, Molecular Entomology.... [-]
The M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science is a two-year graduate course that aims at preparing students with a modern education in probabilistic, statistical and computational methods. [+]
The M.Sc. in Stochastics and Data Science is a two-year graduate course that aims at preparing students with a modern education in probabilistic, statistical and computational methods.
Inspired by the best programs in Data Science recently started in the USA and Europe, this course brings together the expertise of three Departments of the University of Torino and their research groups in Probability, Statistics and Computer Science, and is currently the only offer of this type in Italy to award a degree in Mathematics.
The Program is entirely taught in English and will provide students with a solid knowledge of key topics in Applied Mathematics, Probability, Statistics and Machine Learning. These are nowadays essential tools for performing mathematical modeling under uncertainty and for analyzing complex, high dimensional datasets with a deep mathematical understanding of the underneath structures.... [-]
The onset of big data has led to an explosion of datasets with a far more complex structure and beyond standard physics. In this program, we will provide new theoretical and computational tools to tackle this challenge within the physicist mindset. [+]
The onset of big data has led to an explosion of datasets with a far more complex structure and beyond standard physics. In this program, we will provide new theoretical and computational tools to tackle this challenge within the physicist mindset.
Available places: European candidates: 30; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 10 (3 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project).Course description
The program intends to build an academic and professional figure that combines advanced knowledge in the field of Physics with a high-level training in Data Science.
The modeling and the theoretical interpretation of complex natural phenomena from large amounts of data are at the core of the research in Physics. The Big Data revolution presents in this sense the challenges and opportunities for the physicist of today. In addition to the figure of Data Scientist, specialized purely in the analysis of large amounts of data, it is increasingly clear the need to also train figures able to develop the methods and techniques that are fundamental for such analysis - in this sense, we named the program of Physics of the Data.... [-]
The Master’s degree course in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology will offer you the latest developments in neuroscientific research, its clinical applications and highly-specialized laboratories where to acquire a good variety of practical skills. [+]
The program of the two-year MSc is designed to offer a training in a specialized area of psychology and aims to be recognized as a high-level qualification for academic and professional purposes at international level.
The course units range from psychology, neurology and psychiatry and their clinical applications (in collaboration with the Departments of Neuroscience and Medicine).
The whole degree is strongly focused on laboratories- equipped with instruments such as TMS, tDCS, GEODESIC software – which allow our students’ theoretical learning to be integrated with the use of this technology to the purpose of enhancing their practical skills too.... [-]
A degree course specialized in the education of high-level expertise in modeling natural phenomena and financial problems; an interdisciplinary activity between engineering and applied mathematics. [+]
The ever-increasing importance in every engineering branch of modeling tools,i.e., virtual prototypes simulating complex physical and societal phenomena, requires a new generation of professionals able to exploit the full potential of the current simulation resources, possessing fundamentally different and innovative work proficiencies. The expertise of modeling engineers cannot be restricted to classical devices, tools, and instrumentation, but requires a deeper and systematic knowledge of the basic concepts of mathematical and numerical modeling, with a wider vision on the intimate inter-relationship between data, physical processes, and computational methods.
The Master degree in "Mathematical Engineering", offered by the University of Padova, captures the evolution of professional engineers proposing an advanced study program that combines both solid fundamental knowledge of the physical processes and deep theoretical and technological competences. This degree exposes the student to a multidisciplinary education lying between engineering and applied mathematics, providing the attendants with the ability to mold their expertise towards several specific disciplines, though still receiving a solid general-purpose engineering and modeling culture.... [-]