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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

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.

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.

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University of Lille

Join a network of 5 universities, 12 research and industrial partners, with a strong international alumni community ! The ASC network aims at preparing students to become ... [+]

The ASC Master’s Course is jointly operated by the following universities (the ASC consortium):

University Alma Mater of Bologna, Italy; University of Helsinki, Finland; Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland; University of Leipzig, Germany; University Lille1, France (Coordinating institution) OBJECTIVE

The ASC network aims at preparing students to become experts and develop international skills towards professional industrial careers in the spectroscopic characterization of matter and/or doctoral studies.

The ASC program has reached a high level of harmonization, with a single Master program scheme applicable at each partner institution and thus yielding to a better integration into the European scheme.... [-]

Italy Bologna
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Göttingen

The M.Sc. program Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and su ... [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

The M.Sc. program Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the program work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc program is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]

Italy Rome Padua
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Göttingen

This intensive programme leads graduates with a bachelor's degree to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) within 18 months. After a 3-year doctorate programme, graduates may acqui ... [+]

Master of Molecular Biology (M.Sc.)

This intensive programme leads graduates with a bachelor's degree to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) within 18 months. After a 3-year doctorate programme, graduates may acquire either the title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Dr. rer. nat. The semester structure has been removed, different subjects are integrated into a uniformly structured range of courses and it is possible to switch into the doctorate programme without a master's thesis, thus shortening the period of study. All courses are held in English.The programme is divided into two parts. During the first year, lectures, tutorials, seminars, methodical internships and individually tutored research projects take place within 36 weeks. Lab rotation and individual tutorials, as well as the involvement of lecturers from Max Planck institutes, guarantee work that is hands-on and research-oriented. The first year of study ends with one written and two oral exams that qualify for the master's thesis. These may be omitted if good or excellent grades have been attained during the first year of study, allowing the student to switch directly over to the 3-year doctorate programme.Early participation in scientific conferences and courses, as well as the publication of articles in international scientific journals, are also required for the doctoral degree. The doctorate programme enables research stays in laboratories abroad.Social integration also plays an important role. A coordination office helps students at the start of their studies in Göttingen and offers a central contact point during the entire programme.Involved in the interdisciplinary programme of the... [-]

Italy Rome Padua
October 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Göttingen

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 pri ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Italy Rome Padua
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Göttingen

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of ... [+]

Master in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) (M.Sc.)

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.

Course description

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates for dealing with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and natural areas in an integrated landscape context.... [-]

Italy Rome Padua
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Göttingen

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Rome Padua
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of 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 ca ... [+]

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). ... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of 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 biolog ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Cagliari
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The Low Carbon Technologies and Sustainable Chemistry is a new 2 years Master's Degree focused on natural cycles industrial chemistry, materials chemistry, industrial bio ... [+]

The Low Carbon Technologies and Sustainable Chemistry is a new 2 years Master's Degree focused on natural cycles industrial chemistry, materials chemistry, industrial biotechnology with aimed at assessing the environmental impact and managing and developing low environmental impact technologies.

The course is conceived with an interdisciplinary approach, involving the topics of safety, health, environmental sustainability and biogeochemical cycles, with a particular focus on the development of low carbon processes, starting from biomass conversion, CO2 utilisation, identification and reduction of critical raw materials, and more generally, the progress and growth of atom-economy, material recycling, green chemistry.... [-]

Italy Bologna
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The International Bologna Master in Bioinformatics addresses these questions and aims to generate knowledge and expertise in specific fields of Biology, Biotechnology and ... [+]

What is Bioinformatics? Why do we need it? Which biomedical and nanotechnological applications need Bioinformatics?

The International Bologna Master in Bioinformatics addresses these questions and aims to generate knowledge and expertise in specific fields of Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine, where it is fundamental to refer to and retrieve bio-molecular data stored in Biomedical Databases.

In the post-genomic era, it is urgent for the advancement of science and of technological application to manage billions of biological data in order to store and retrieve the correct information. Furthermore, it is necessary to improve existing methods or alternatively to develop new ones for the analysis of genes, genomes, polymorphisms and their correlation to different pathologies.... [-]

Italy Bologna
October 2019
Full-time
2 - 2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The degree programme aims to prepare future Agriculture technicians with high skills and capable of work in the horticultural sector in a global and international context ... [+]

The degree programme aims to prepare future Agriculture technicians with high skills and capable of work in the horticultural sector in a global and international context. Students will experience multidisciplinary training and research-led teaching in subjects covering the main aspects of horticultural production and the supply chain with particular attention to the environmental sustainability and social and economic protection (People-Planet Profit).

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme Thanks to an international, multicultural environment, students are trained to become globally-employable experts Multidisciplinary and international courses to train highly-skilled professionals From the first year, students are in touch with the main players in the field This degree programme is taught entirely in English, with classes held both in Bologna and Bolzano Course graduates will earn a double degree with a foreign university Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

Graduates of the programme will have the training to go on to work in numerous fields, including the conventional chemical and process industry (petrochemical, specialty ... [+]

Graduates of the programme will have the training to go on to work in numerous fields, including the conventional chemical and process industry (petrochemical, specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical), the wide-spread energy industrial sectors (up-stream and down-stream Oil&Gas, energy generation, green energy production), and many other specialized sectors (material production, food technologies, industrial biotechnologies, etc.).

Studying abroad, especially during the second term of the second year and for the Master’s research project, is encouraged, as well as carrying out part of students’ Master’s research project in the framework of the collaborative research projects between the University of Bologna and private companies or international research institutes. A Dual Degree Agreement is active with Columbia University in the City of New York (USA).... [-]

Italy Bologna
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Mediterranea University of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Reggio Calabria
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Mediterranea University of 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), Cl ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Reggio Calabria
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus