Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (Global Environmental Change Curriculum)

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Program Description

Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (Global Environmental Change Curriculum)

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

The University of Venice offers an MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Environmental Sciences" which includes three available curricula, one of which is fully taught in English (Global Environmental Change programme).

The MSc programme in Environmental Sciences also offers the possibility of getting a Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development.

Link to the Degree Programme page

Link to the application procedure page

The study plans

The programme unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and lab experience. The last semester is dedicated to the development of individual projects and of the thesis, supervised by a department member. Each study plan is organized around a set of core courses, two elected activities and a final examination, in which the candidates will defend their thesis.

The Global Environmental Change Programme, fully taught in English, provides a thorough understanding of Earth System dynamics, through a holistic and systemic approach, which also takes into account the social and economic systems. Several disciplines are covered, including:
climatology, past and recent climate history, tools for predicting changes in climate, analysis and forecasting of the impacts of climate change on the environment as well on human society and welfare, adaptation and mitigation strategies, integrated assessment of global change drivers.

The final work

The final work (thesis) is the culmination of the programme. The students will work intensively on a topic of their choice while interacting with regular meetings with the project supervisor. In several cases, these projects lead to a PhD career.

Applying to the programme

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements.

A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. For the Global Environmental Change curriculum, this knowledge must be obtained at enrolment; for the remaining curricula, students who do not attest the knowledge at enrolment will be required to verify it before graduation. Details about the assessment procedures are available on the relevant webpage.

Graduate careers

This Second Cycle Degree Programme produces highly qualified specialists able to operate, through their multidisciplinary skills, in prevention, diagnosis and solution to environmental issues. They may hold positions of responsibility in projects and facilities management.
Possible career opportunities include:

  • Geologist
  • Biologist and similar professions
  • Planning, landscape architecture and territory conservation
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Zoologist
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 23, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2018
2 years
Full time
Italy - Venice
Start date: Oct. 2018
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Oct. 2018
Italy - Venice
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