Master degree

Marine sciences
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The international Master Degree in Marine Sciences - Scienze Marine (program LM-75) is an International study course jointly established with the Maldives National University.

The postgraduate degree course provides advanced level instruction preparing students for professional careers requiring high-level specialist qualifications in the field of Marine Sciences. The Faculty is made up of experts from the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, the Maldives National University, as well as other non-Italian universities and research organizations.

The Course has a duration of two years

The Master’s Degree in Marine Sciences-Scienze Marine carries 120 University Education Credits (CFUs), and entails 12 exams, to be passed in compliance with Italian laws in force. 

The Master’s Degree is jointly awarded by the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and the Maldives National University. The official language of the Master’s Degree course is English.

Sciences and Technologies for Environment and Landscape
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The two-year Master of Science Degree in Sciences and Technologies for the Environment and Landscape (Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e Tecnologie per l’Ambiente e il Territorio) represents the evolution – with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences and Technologies – of the five-year undergraduate course in Environmental Sciences, that was activated first in Lombardy and third in Italy in 1991 and still remains unique in the Milan area.

The Master is a flexible and coherent study programme that prepares students for employment in a variety of careers. Students will have the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge and understanding in a specific area of the environmental sciences, whilst maintaining a broader view of the environment on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary basis.

The programme aims to provide students with:

  • a thorough understanding of the functioning and management of the environment and of the interactions between the environment and society;
  • the knowledge of methods and techniques of land survey and data analysis;
  • the knowledge of the technologies for pollution prevention, detection, control and remediation;
  • the conceptual tools to identify, prevent, assess, and manage risk and protect human health and the environment;
  • the ability to monitor, control and manage the environment and ecological systems;
  • the conceptual understanding of sustainability and environmental ethics;
  • skills for the assessment of environmental resources and problems associated with their exploitation;
  • the conceptual and methodological tools provided by economics, law and landscape planning.

The course prepares students for jobs in both the public and private sectors, and within local and national institutions. Some students follow PhD programs after this course.

Information about enrollment and courses taught in English.

Chemical Sciences and Technologies
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The Master's Degree in Chemical Sciences and Technologies belongs to the Class of Degrees in Chemical Sciences (LM-54), has a duration of two years and involves the acquisition of 120 university credits (UC) for the achievement of the degree. There are 11 exams that provide for the acquisition of 78 UC. The remaining credits will be acquired through other educational activities such as the thesis (30 UC), seminars (1 UC) and the final exam (11 UC). Indicatively, the scheduled examinations are 9 in the first year and 2 in the second year. The final experimental activity (thesis and final exam: 41 CFU), will allow the student to acquire high-level skills and knowledge in modern sectors of Chemistry, such as the Chemistry of Materials and Advanced Technologies, the Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry of Biotechnology and Human Health.

 

Geological Sciences and Technologies
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Curricula

  • Geology and Geodynamics
  • Applied Geology
  • Marine geology

 

Teaching goals

Geology and Geodynamics: Master students will acquire the capacity to analyse and understand both endogenous and exogenous geological processes at the regional scale, with specific focus on the tectonic evolution of active and passive margins and related erosional and sedimentary processes. Particular emphasis will be dedicated to the techniques to analyse volcanic and seismic hazards and risks, to problems of the management of fluvial catchments and littoral cells based on modern techniques to collect data in the field, and to studies of sediments and sedimentary rocks aimed at the identification and characterization of potential hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Applied Geology : Master students will achieve the ability to successfully face problems involving land use planning, evaluation and mitigation of diverse geological risks, aquifer modelling to optimize water resources and monitor the dispersal of contaminants, and civil engineering works on the surface and in the subsurface.

Marine Geology: Master students will learn how to investigate the complex interactions between the lithosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere, and the nature of biogeochemical fluxes characterizing the marine ecosystem. Specific attention will be dedicated to the analysis of hazard and risks in continental shelf and slope areas. Courses are specifically dedicated to the geobiology of modern environments, to the reconstruction of ancient environments, and to both natural and human impacts on climatic change throughout the Quaternary and Anthropocene.

Career opportunities

Master students can find opportunities in a vast range of professional activities including programming and construction management, field test and monitoring of geological applications, assessment of hydrogeological, seismic and volcanic hazard and risk, management and modelling of environmental datasets with innovative approaches.

The Master degree in Geological Sciences and Geo-technology allows registration to Section A (Geologists) of the Professional register Italian Order of Geologists after passing the state exam.