Applicants are expected to meet specific curricular requirements and have specific skills and abilities in: (a) biological systems (from a molecular and cellular point of view); (b) biotechnology for the production of goods and services through the analysis and use of biological systems; (c) scientific method and its application to concrete situations and adequate knowledge of ethical regulations and issues.
Admission to the MSc depends on preliminary assessment by the Teaching Commission of the candidate’s reasons, knowledge and competences by means of an interview which may be conducted over the internet. In its assessment, the Commission will take into account competences developed in the aforementioned disciplinary areas.
Should it not be possible to assess degree equivalence, foreign degree classification compared with the Italian standard and determine whether the requirements are met, the Commission will assess the candidate’s overall curriculum.
At the end of the assessment process, the Commission will decide whether or not the candidate meets curricular requirements and has an adequate educational background; a merit list will be drawn up only for non-EU citizens residing abroad.
This list will solely to be used in the event that the number of eligible candidates exceeds the number of places available.