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Environmental Sciences

Academic Year: 2015/2016

Level of qualification

Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004)

Ministerial Degree Code

LM-75 (Environmental and Earth Sciences)

Double/Joint Degree

Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development with Karl-Franzens Universität Graz (Austria), Leipzig University (Germany), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Basel University (Switzerland), Hiroshima University (Japan). Partner universities are also Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Teri University (India).

Access: call for applications


Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
Scientific Campus, via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre
For further information please contact the Scientific Campus, e-mail: campus.scientifico@unive.it

Head of studies

Prof. Andrea Gambaro (teaching committee coordinator; e-mail: gambaro@unive.it)

Access to the programme

Unlimited entry, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 53 places, among which 3 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme).

Admission requirements

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 in the relevant webpage.

Learning outcomes

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides students with the high qualification and specialization needed to apply investigation methods, plan environmental recovery and reclamation interventions, evaluate environmental resources, manage and plan the territory as well as the coastal and marine systems, manage renewable energy sources, environmental-related technologies and clean products and processes.

Students are encouraged and supported to develop training in specific professional fields. The degree programme is divided into three curricula: Control and Environmental Rehabilitation (in Italian), Evaluation and Management of Environmental Systems (in Italian), Global Environmental Change (in English).


  • Control and Environmental Rehabilitation
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Evaluation and Management of Environmental Systems

Occupational profiles

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. Graduates in Environmental Sciences may take the professional licensing examination to register on the Italian roll of Agronomists and Experts in Forest-related Sciences (section A), Architects (Landscape Planners Sector), Biologists and Geologists.


Open, though laboratory attendance is compulsory.

Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing an experimental, interdisciplinary and original thesis, which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

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