To be admitted to the course, basic knowledge of the following disciplines is required: essential subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science with an approach to bioinformatics; disciplines providing knowledge on how the animal and the plant world are organised and principles of ecology; knowledge on functional cellular and molecular aspects regarding heredity, reproduction and development mechanisms.
This knowledge is verified by the achievement of:
- 70 ECTS in the following areas (SSD):
Area 1 (mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry areas): at least 18 ECTS in areas: FIS/01-08, INF/01, MAT/01-09, CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/06
Area 2 (botanical, zoological, ecological areas): at least 12 ECTS in areas: BIO/01, BIO/05, BIO/06, BIO/07
Area 3 (biomolecular areas): at least 34 ECTS in areas: BIO/04, BIO/10, BIO/11,BIO/18, BIO/19
Area 4 (physiological, biomedical areas): at least 6 ECTS in areas: BIO/09, MED/42
- Degree classification equivalent to at least 85/110
- B2 level of ENGLISH (reading and listening).
For candidates with a foreign degree, the academic requirements are verified by the admission commission.
Should it not be possible to assess directly the equivalence of the degree or the equivalence of the degree classification with the Italian system and whether requirements are met, the admission committee will evaluate the overall academic records of the applicant.
At the end of the process, the Committee will decide whether or not the candidate meets the curricular requirements and has an adequate educational background; a ranking list will be drawn up for non-EU candidates residing abroad only if the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available.