Academic Year: 2017/2018

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

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,

Head of studies

Prof. Andrea Gambaro (Teaching Committee Coordinator;


Italian and English

Access to the programme

Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements. 
Quotas reserved for non-EU students residing abroad: 50 seats, amongh which 3 are for Chinese students, residing in China, in the framework of the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Master's 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.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s Degree programme provides an elevated qualification and specialisation in the following fields: application of methodology of study and for the planning of recovery operations and environmental renovation; evaluation of environmental resources; management and planning of territory and coastal marine systems; evaluation and management of problems relative to climate change and dynamics of earth system, environmental interest technologies and cleaner products and processes. Students are encouraged and supported in carrying out these courses to develop training in specific professional fields.

Curricula available

  • Control and Environmental Rehabilitation (in Italian)
  • Global Environmental Change (fully taught in English)
  • Evaluation and Management of Environmental Systems (in Italian)

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

Learning activities comprise taught courses, workshop-based projects and training/internships so that students can acquire a broad range of competencies, both theoretical and practical, that are transferable to the world of work, as well as life-long learning skills.

Learning outcomes are continuously assessed by means of written exams, oral exams, assignments, project reports, presentations, and group as well as student-teacher discussions.

The final test consists of public discussion, in front of a commission composed of university professors and experts, of a thesis that must be experimental, interdisciplinary and must have an individual perspective on the development of understanding in the environmental sector.

Access to further studies

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