Admission requirements

For Academic year 2017/18, admission onto the Master’s Degree programme in Environmental Sciences requires:

  • an adequate personal preparation;
  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields.

Matriculation onto the Master’s Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the above requirements.

Furthermore, understanding of English language at level B2 is required, to be in their possession at the moment of enrolment or to achieve by the obtaining of their qualification, according to the chosen curriculum: methods of achieving this and cases of exemption are indicated in the specific section.

For the evaluation of admission requirements, students must fill in the specific online auto-certification: results will be published in the “Evaluation Results” section of this website.

Applicable periods for completing the auto-certification and result publication dates are indicated in the specific section.

Personal preparation

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/ecology and Earth and Social Sciences

Personal preparation will be verified by the Didactic College through the evaluation of CV, that reserves the right to call the candidate to an oral interview.

Students who have the following qualifications are normally considered in possession of personal preparation:

  • degree class:

    • ex D.M. 270/2004: L-32 Science for Environment and Nature
    • ex D.M. 509/1999: 27 Science and Technology for Environment and Nature

  • minimum degree grade: 80/110.

Minimum curricular requirements

Minimum credit requirements (ECTS): 60 ECTS in the following scientific-disciplinary sectors; of which the candidate must possess at least 6 ECTS from each of the 3 fields

Field of the disciplines of Mathematics, Physics, IT and Statistics
FIS/01 Experimental Physics
FIS/02 Theoretical physics, models and mathematical methods
FIS/03 Matter Physics
FIS/04 Nuclear and Sub-Nuclear physics
FIS/05 Astronomy e astrophysics
FIS/06 Physics for the Earth System and Outer Space
FIS/07 Applied Physics (to Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine)
FIS/08 Didactics and History of Physics
INF/01 Computer Science
ING-INF/05 Information Processing Systems
MAT/01 Mathematical logic
MAT/02 Algebra
MAT/03 Geometry
MAT/04 Additional mathematics
MAT/05 Calculus
MAT/06 Probability and Statistical Mathematics
MAT/07 Mathematical physics
MAT/08 Numerical Analysis
MAT/09 Operations Research
SECS-S/01 Statistics
SECS-S/02 Statistics for experimental and technological research

Field of the disciplines of Chemistry and Engineering
CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry
CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry
CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry
CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry
CHIM/12 Chemistry of Environment and Cultural Heritage
ING-IND/25 – Chemical Plants

Field of the disciplines of Biology and Ecology
BIO/01 General Botany
BIO/02 Systematic Botany
BIO/03 Environmental and applied Botany
BIO/04 Plant Physiology
BIO/05 Zoology
BIO/06 Comparative anatomy and cytology
BIO/07 Ecology
BIO/08 Anthropology
BIO/09 Physiology
BIO/10 Biochemistry
BIO/11 Molecular Biology
BIO/12 Clinical Biochemistry and clinical molecular biology
BIO/13 Applied Biology
BIO/14 Farmacology
BIO/15 Pharmaceutical biology
BIO/16 Human Anatomy
BIO/17 Histology
BIO/18 Genetics
BIO/19 General Microbiology

Field of the disciplines of Earth Sciences
GEO/01 Paleontology and Paleoecology
GEO/02 Stratigraphical geology and sedimentology
GEO/03 Structural Geology
GEO/04 Physical Geography and Geomorphology
GEO/05 Applied Geology
GEO/06 Mineralogy
GEO/07 Petrology and petrography
GEO/08 Geochemistry and volcanology
GEO/09 Minary Georesources and Mineralological-Petrographical applications for the environment and cultural heritage
GEO/10 Solid earth Geophysics
GEO/11 Applied Geophysics
GEO/12 Oceanography and atmospheric physics

Field of the disciplines of Law, Economics and Agriculture
AGR/01 Economics and Rural Evaluation
AGR/02 Agronomy and herbaceous crops
AGR/03 General Tree surgery and Tree Cultivation
AGR/04 Horticulture and floriculture
AGR/05 Settling in forestry and Silviculture
AGR/06 Wood Technology and Uses of the Forest
AGR/07 Agricultural Genetics
AGR/08 Agricultural hydraulics and hydraulic-forestry installations
AGR/09 Agricultural Engineering
AGR/10 Rural Constructions and Land Forestry
AGR/11 General and applied Entomology
AGR/12 Plant Pathology
AGR/13 Agricultural Chemistry
AGR/14 Pedology
AGR/15 Food Science and Technology
AGR/16 Agricultural Microbiology
AGR/17 General livestock and breeding
AGR/18 Animal Food and Nutrition
AGR/19 Special Livestock
AGR/20 Zoo Culture
IUS/01 Private Law
IUS/03 Agricultural Law
IUS/06 Navigation Law
IUS/09 Public Law
IUS/10 Administrative LawI
US/13 International Law
IUS/14 EU Law
IUS/13 International Law
IUS/14 EU Law
SECS-P/01 Political Economics
SECS P/02 Economic Policy
SECS-P/03 Science of Finance
SECS-P/06 Applied Economics
SPS/04 Political Science

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricula requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or other universities.

Certified understanding of English language at level B2

For admissions, understanding of English language at level B2 is required: the list of certifications and cases of exemption are indicated in the dedicated web page.

For the Global Environmental Change curriculum, understanding of English language should be possessed from the moment of registration: otherwise, students must achieve it by 31/12/2017. After this date it will not be possible to take exams until the student has achieved the possession of the required linguistic understanding.

For the other curricula, students who do not have an understanding of english language at level B2 at the moment of matriculation, must obtain this before achieving their qualification: processes of verification are available on the dedicated web page.

Online application for auto-certification of admission requirements

There are three evaluation sessions provided:

Session Filling in of Self Certification Publication of Results
1st session Tuesday 2nd May - Monday 5th June 2017 Friday 23th June 2017
2nd session Tuesday 11th July - Monday 28th August 2017 Friday 15th September 2017
3th session Tuesday 3rd October - Monday 6th November 2017 Friday 24th November 2017

Before proceeding with the self certification of admission requirements, remember to arrange it in electronic format:

  • auto-certification of the degree with signed exams (in which the following is indicated: University where degree was carried out, classes and degree programme, degree data and marks, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and weighted credits). Check whether the auto-certification, completed with all the above information, can be printed from the personal area of the provincial University’s website; alternatively, use the model of auto-certification present on this page;
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption;
  • CV and Cover Letter for verification of your personal preparation.

Students and particular cases

If you participate in the evaluation as a student, during the completion of the self certification you must substitute the degree grade with the weighted average of the exams you have taken, and the degree self certification with the self certification of enrolment onto exams.

If you are a student on a degree programme of the Old Order (before D.M. 509/99), you must fill in the self certification of requirements online, skipping over the part dedicated to inserting your curriculum requirements.

If you have achieved a qualification abroad you must not no the self-certification online, instead you must verify the possession of curricular requirements and personal preparation by accessing the specific online procedure of evaluation.

Evaluation Outcome: possible cases

The result of the evaluation will be published on the website: in cases of success you may proceed directly to enrolment.

Access will not be permitted if:

  • you are not in possession of personal preparation, you must fill in the self-certification online again to participate in a new evaluation session;
  • the inserted curricula requirements do not total the amount of credits required, you must collect them by taking part in single courses (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or another University. Once you have obtained them, you may proceed with enrolment without accessing a new online application for self-certification of admission requirements;
  • the results lack either curricula requirements or personal preparation, you may proceed with enrolment only after having obtained the requirements by undertaking the single courses and verifying personal preparation with success by participating in a new evaluation session;

If you do not have possession of certificated understanding of English language at B2 level, nevertheless you can proceed with enrolment. You will be able to insert possible useful documentation to show linguistic understanding during filling in the online application for enrolment.