Master's in Life Sciences in Italy

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Life Sciences

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic within the European Union, located in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps.

Top Master Programs in Life Sciences in Italy 2018/2019

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International Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bolzano

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. [+]

International Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. The program is a joint initiative with the Universities of Parma and Udine, known worldwide for their excellence in higher education in the field of food sciences.

Course Description

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of food sciences, such as technology, engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and sustainability.

After the first year, you can choose among five different profiles:... [-]


Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences. [+]

The Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Sciences offer a Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB). CMB is a two year (S1-S4) second level degree (Biology class) entirely taught in English, and designed for BA graduates who are seeking an in-depth knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the ability to exploit this knowledge in advanced areas of Applied Biology Sciences, such as Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Neurosciences.

To this end, CMB consists in a common part and specific curricula:

Biomedical, Biomolecular, Neurobiological.

In the common part (S1-S2), students will acquire a state-of-the-art knowledge of advanced Biomolecular and Cellular Biology disciplines. Specific courses are Advanced Cellular Biology and Biotechnology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Cell Physiology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Pharmacology.... [-]


Master in Molecular Biotechnology

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

Both basic and applied biomedical research have an increasing demand for modern interdisciplinary approaches. The Master program in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Torino meets these challenges in an innovative way by combining the fields of Molecular Biology, Molecular Imaging and Drug Discovery, and Bioinformatics. The interdisciplinary character of the program allows students to specialize according to their interests and prepares them for a scientific career in one of the many branches of Life Sciences. [+]

Both basic and applied biomedical research have an increasing demand for modern interdisciplinary approaches. The Master program in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Torino meets these challenges in an innovative way by combining the fields of Molecular Biology, Molecular Imaging and Drug Discovery, and Bioinformatics. The interdisciplinary character of the program allows students to specialize according to their interests and prepares them for a scientific career in one of the many branches of Life Sciences.

The main focus of this program is on practical experience, which the students gain during several internships. Students spend most of their formative curriculum attending the experimental work in a research laboratory that may lead to scientific publications. Lectures and seminars offered by the University of Torino are part of the formative track.... [-]


Master in Animal Science

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

Master in Animal Science [+]

Curricula offered:

Livestock production chain and product quality (lectured in Italian) Animal nutrition and feed safety (lectured in English) Livestock production chain and product quality

The educational/training objectives of the curriculum in Livestock production chain and product quality include the development of livestock production chain experts, which skills include a solid background and comprehension in livestock production and production of food of animal origin, completing the knowledge acquired during the university first degree. Postgraduates will be able to use international literature, and the background acquired during this course will include several innovative topics in livestock production. Postgraduate students will acquire deep knowledge and comprehension skills concerning livestock production processes, sustainable management of livestock production, animal genetic biodiversity and quality of products of animal origin.... [-]


Master in Environmental and Forest Sciences

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of protection, conservation and monitoring of forest, pastoral and faunal resources, woodland protection from wildfires, soil protection and conservation, territory ecological planning and the establishment of low environmental impact operations aimed at protecting and enhancing mountain and hillslope areas. [+]

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of protection, conservation and monitoring of forest, pastoral and faunal resources, woodland protection from wildfires, soil protection and conservation, territory ecological planning and the establishment of low environmental impact operations aimed at protecting and enhancing mountain and hillslope areas.... [-]


Master in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Agricultural Science and Technology forms highly qualified professionals with basic and applied scientific knowledge in the areas of crop and livestock productions. Graduate students are able to recognize and manage the innovation in the agricultural sector. Particular attention is paid to the development of sustainable productions with emphasis to... [+]

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Agricultural Science and Technology forms highly qualified professionals with basic and applied scientific knowledge in the areas of crop and livestock productions. Graduate students are able to recognize and manage the innovation in the agricultural sector. Particular attention is paid to the development of sustainable productions with emphasis to those typical of the Mediterranean basin, in order to protect agricultural resources and improve quality and quantity of agricultural production with a positive impact on the profitability of the sector.

In this context, it is important the identification, valorization, and improvement of genetic resources as well as the optimization of cultivation techniques. It is also relevant the training on scientific and methodological aspects related to the crop protection through the application of integrated control models and the use of effective and reliable detection methods. The course also provides a high level of training related to the management and valorization of natural resources and socio-economic infrastructures in rural areas and in the organization of agricultural farms and markets.... [-]


Master's degree in food science and technology

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Reggio Calabria

The degree course of Science in Food Science and Technology aims to provide, on the basis of a solid preparation on the theoretical and scientific aspects acquired in the bachelor's degree in Class L-26, advanced knowledge in the field of technical management of systems and food chains . [+]

The degree course of Science in Food Science and Technology aims to provide, on the basis of a solid preparation on the theoretical and scientific aspects acquired in the bachelor's degree in Class L-26, advanced knowledge in the field of technical management of systems and food chains . The course also the form of high profile professionals able to use a wide range of knowledge to interpret, describe and solve, in an innovative way, problems related to the agro-food chains. Within the Bachelor of Science, the student has the opportunity to acquire specific knowledge in science and food technology.

The curriculum of the Master of Science in Food Science and Technology is articulated through a series of educational activities aimed at providing: - scientific and technological preparation to design and manage innovation in the agri-food production; - Knowledge for the deepening of the issues on the assessment of the chemical, physical, nutritional, microbiological and sensorial food and necessary raw materials; - The skills to make a rational choice of the processes and of the most suitable processing steps for a modern food production and / or administration of the foods.... [-]


Master in Food Science and Nutrition

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

The main career opportunities for graduates in Food Science and Nutrition are offered by food companies, dietary and pharmaceutical, by catering companies and hospital catering, public and private bodies in charge of food control, the institutions that deal dell ' power as a function of health effects ... [+]

The main career opportunities for graduates in Food Science and Nutrition are offered by food companies, dietary and pharmaceutical, by catering companies and hospital catering, public and private bodies in charge of food control, the institutions that deal dell ' power as a function of the effect on the health and welfare of individuals.

In reference to assets classified by ISTAT can be recognized as part of job opportunities: professional activities and entrepreneurial free- within the Life Sciences (2.3.1.1 Biologists and similar); professional qualified in the ASL activities (5.4) as part of the health services, food and nutrition (SIAN). This course also allows access to research and graduate schools doctorate courses and provides an outlet also in research (2.6.2 Researchers and technical graduates). ... [-]


Master in Marine Bio-Ecology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention ... [+]

final test characteristics.

The final exam consists of the discussion, in open session of a thesis exclusively experimental character, which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, the thesis will be written in Italian or English.

The experimental activity contributes to the formation of a biologist with marine setting by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of studies with the aim of developing autonomy in research, critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of experimental data, as well as skills in experimental practices related to research biological applied to the sea, its resources and conservation. During discussion of the dissertation, the student must, also, demonstrate that they have assimilated well the topics covered during the studies in order to be able to play a leading role for the activities for which it is named.... [-]


Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

The LM course in Molecular and Cellular Biology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology, in some key areas of the biological sciences and to provide advanced preparation and operational framework at the level of biological phenomena cellular, sub-cellular and molecular. In particular, the LM course has the objective to provide a preparation ... [+]

final test characteristics.

The activities related to the preparation of the final examination for the achievement of the LM will be carried out by the student under the supervision of a tutor during the training period at a research laboratory University or a highly qualified body under an agreement with the University biomolecular .

The final exam, which involves the acquisition of 13 credits, consists of the discussion, in open session, of an exclusively experimental thesis and which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a teacher of the course with LM, as rapporteur. The dissertation may be written in Italian or English and must have the typical form of a complete scientific work in terms of general organization (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figures). The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course.... [-]


Master in Chemical and Biotechnological Process Engineering

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

The goal of the course is to train the professional figure of Chemical Engineer, recognized at European and World level, as defined by the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE). The Regulations of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes dell'EFCE implements the recommendations concerning the expected learning outcomes at the end of the first level ... [+]

educational objectives of the class: LM-22 Chemical Engineering

Graduates from the Master's degree course must: - thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and be able to use this knowledge to interpret and describe complex engineering problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach ; - Thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of engineering, both in general and specifically in relation to those of chemical engineering, in which they are able to identify, formulate and solve in an innovative, complex problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach ; - Be able to conceive, plan, design and manage systems, complex and / or innovative processes and services; - Be able to design and manage highly complex experiments; - It is equipped with context knowledge and transversal capacity; - Have expertise in business organization (corporate culture) and professional ethics; - Be able to be fluent in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies.... [-]


Master in Crop Protection

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Italy Rome Padua + 1 more

The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of effective preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society. [+]

Master in Crop Protection (M.Sc.)Get the basis for an international career in agricultural sciences: The international Master Programme Crop Protection addresses the for mankind vital issues of crop health within sustainable crop production systems. The study programme is research and practice-oriented, international and multidisciplinary. It opens career chances in agricultural sciences and institutions, and in the agro-industries. An internship in a private company or research institution offers the opportunity to link academic training with experience in interdisciplinary teamwork in a professional environment.The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of effective preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society.... [-]


Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology will provide students with the theoretical and practical preparation necessary to manage bio-molecular research (basic and applied to biomedicine). [+]

The Masters Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biology will provide students with the theoretical and practical preparation necessary to manage bio-molecular research (basic and applied to biomedicine).

The programme focuses on individual student progress and their understanding of scientific issues and experimental strategies that are relevant to the programme objectives, as well as the final student thesis, which must be based on original experimental work, in coordination with a department professor.

Learning Outcomes

Advanced knowledge of unicellular and multicellular organisms that can be used as model systems for the study of the basic mechanisms of gene expression or more complex processes such as cellular development, differentiation and transformation; Acquisition of relevant concepts and methodologies, especially in terms of gene studies related to complex processes and the study of human populations; Advanced knowledge of the molecular basis of the main processes involved in the regulation of the structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins; Understanding of basic methodologies for the study and manipulation of biological macromolecules; Ability to develop and improve basic methodologies that may be applied to research in biomedical and biotechnological research; Understanding of genetic and molecular concepts applied to the diagnosis and cure of genetic diseases; Ability to identify the biological processes underlying the basic physiopathology of organs and systems and their modulation, especially in mankind. [-]

Master in International Agribusiness and Rural Development

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Italy Rome Padua + 1 more

The M.Sc. Program International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. [+]

Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) Program in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD)

The M.Sc. Program International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the agricultural and food sector at international level.

Objectives of the program

To apply economic and management theory to problems of agribusiness and rural development To analyze and understand the decisions made by public and private actors in agriculture and agribusiness To develop strategies and solutions to combat hunger, poverty and resource depletion To acquire methodological and theoretical skills for scientific analysis. ... [-]

Master Degree in Molecular Biotechnology

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Santa Maria Capua Vetere

The two years Master Course in Molecular Biotechnology is designed to provide the cultural background of multidisciplinary biotechnologies for the production of goods and services through the use of biological systems. [+]

The two years Master Course in Molecular Biotechnology is designed to provide the cultural background of multidisciplinary biotechnologies for the production of goods and services through the use of biological systems; in particular the course is designed to prepare skilled graduates with scientific knowledge and professional abilities in the field of biotechnologies applied to the study, prevention and diagnosis of human diseases, with particular interest in the development of innovative drugs.

The Master program intends to provide classes organized on an interdisciplinary basis to be applied to various fields of molecular biotechnology, with emphasis on the fields of research, diagnostics, and therapy. Training activities are also organized as stages to be carried out at research institutes or companies operating in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biomedical sectors. The training activities may be combined with research activities in selected laboratories with the aim of generating experimental data for the preparation of the thesis to be discussed in the final exam. The collaboration with researches of National Research Council Institutes (e.g.: Institute of Genetics and Biophysics - IGB; Institute of Protein Biochemistry - IBP) on teaching and research activities is an opportunity for the graduates to acquire knowledge in a broader range of fields related to Molecular Biotechnology, and skills to operate in various areas of academic and industrial research at national and international levels.... [-]