Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability and Education University of Padova
The Master’s degree program offers a comprehensive view of the environment, key to modern naturalists, by combining theoretical knowledge with high-level scientific and practical training. Students will acquire advanced skills in the system analysis of the natural environment in a changing climate and will learn how to master the scientific method for research in natural sciences, the modern tools for environmental monitoring (e.g. remote sensing), data acquisition, and statistical data analysis and storage, the principles and techniques of geological, floristic and faunistic investigation, and the methods for environmental impact assessments.
1st Year: Applied Statistics for Natural Sciences, Environmental Biogeography, Applied Ecology, and Ecosystem services, Past Climate and Climate Change, Georesources and Geoheritage in the Anthropocene, Ethics and Environmental Economics
2nd Year: Development, Adaptability and Resilience, Methods for Wildlife Monitoring, Remote Sensing of Environment, Conservation, Restoration and Remediation, Environmental Assessment and Evaluation
Graduates work as life science specialists, biologists, botanists, and zoologists able to carry out natural resource census activities, design and implement monitoring plans, impact assessment, recovery, and management of natural or semi-natural environments draft thematic mapping (either biological or abiological), organize and direct scientific museums, aquaria, botanical gardens, and natural parks. They can also be employed in the field of naturalistic and environmental education to produce educational materials – including multimedia support – for schools, universities, museums, parks, aquaria, and botanical gardens, and design and manage naturalistic itineraries.
The University of Padua is among the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 for Environmental Sciences.
It is also among the top 250 in the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2022 for Environmental Sciences.