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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND VERIFICATION METHOD FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS (MASTER DEGREE IN BIOLOGY
Enrollment in the Master's Degree Program in Biology requires the possession of a Bachelor's degree or university diploma in Biological Sciences or another qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable under current Italian legislation. In the case of Bachelor's degrees in different disciplines, it is necessary to have obtained an adequate number of ECTS in the basic and characterizing Scientific Disciplinary Fields provided by the Italian Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences. In particular, it is necessary to have obtained at least 90 ECTS distributed as follows in the following fields (or in related fields with program verification):
at least 12 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary fields: Mathematics, Physics, Informatics
at least 12 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary fields: General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
at least 18 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary fields: General or Systematic, or Applied Botany, Plant Physiology, Zoology, Ecology
at least 6 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary fields: Comparative Anatomy and Cytology or Applied Biology
at least 6 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary fields: Microbiology, Pathology, Hygiene
at least 6 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary field: General Physiology
at least 6 ECTS i in the following scientific disciplinary field: Biochemistry
at least 6 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary field: Molecular Biology
at least 6 ECTS in the following scientific disciplinary field: Genetics
The assessment of the adequacy will be made, taking into consideration the relevance of the examinations of the university course and the adequacy of the programs carried out in the disciplines pertaining to the indicated disciplinary scientific fields, including, where possible, the total hourly commitment reserved for the individual courses.
In the case of lack of curricular requirements, the Teaching Council indicates the educational activities necessary for their acquisition. Any curricular additions must be acquired by the student prior to verification of individual preparation; enrollment with educational debts is not permitted in any case.
Admission to the Master of Science in Biology degree program also requires that the student possess adequate personal preparation. Verification of the curricular requirements and the adequacy of personal preparation is carried out by a special Commission by means of an examination of the graduate's career and possible oral interview. The procedures for verifying the admission requirements are defined annually and made known on the University's website.
Graduates who have graduated with a grade of not less than 95/110 (or equivalent) are exempted from the verification of the adequacy of initial preparation.
Graduates who have graduated with a grade less than 95/110 (or equivalent) will undergo verification of the adequacy of the initial preparation by examination of their previous university career, according to the following criteria:
1. grades obtained by the graduate in teaching in the following Scientific-Disciplinary Areas will be examined: Mathematics, Cytology or Applied Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics;
2. the graduate's personal preparation will be considered adequate if he/she has obtained in at least 3 of the 5 teachings related to the above-listed disciplinary areas a minimum grade not lower than the thresholds set for each Sector, respectively, and equal to:
- 21/30 (or equivalent) for Mathematics
- 23/30 (or equivalent) for Cytology or Applied Biology
- 23/30 (or equivalent) for Biochemistry
- 23/30 (or equivalent) for Molecular Biology
- 23/30 (or equivalent) for Genetics
In case of failure to reach the threshold in at least 3/5 of the listed disciplines, the graduate student will have to pass interview(s) for reaching the threshold in the required number of teachings. The interview(s) will cover the content indicated in the corresponding teaching program of the current academic year.
In case of lack of adequate personal preparation, the Teaching Council indicates the training activities that the candidate must perform before the enrollment in the Master Degree of Biology.
Moreover, given that the official language for the Master Degree in Biology is Italian, a prerequisite for the enrollment is that the student must have at least a B1 certificate for Italian language.
For further clarifications, please contact the responsible for the International activities of the Master Degree in Biology prof. Elizabeth Illingworth (firstname.lastname@example.org).