Plant Science  

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-6 Biology
Application and Admission Limited enrollment with admission test  How to apply.
Course Duration 2 years - See the Plan of study
Course Attendance Compulsory
Course Language English
Course Location via Golgi 19, via Celoria 18. via Colombo 62 - Milano
Head of Studies  
Course Website Programme Description
Course email plant.science@unimi.it

Course Objectives and Structure

The Plant Science master degree aims at training professionals with a solid and integrated cultural background in basic biology, appropriate for applications in different areas of biology, focusing mainly on plant science.

The students will acquire a high level of scientific preparation and in-depth knowledge and skills, taking into consideration molecular and cellular aspects, without neglecting applicative goals such as plant breeding and the protection and preservation of natural plant species.

The graduated student will acquire high-level skills, which will enable him/her to use the latest technologies to study complex plant biological systems.

The international character of the master course, the knowledge of English and the international experience are all highly appreciated aspects that contribute to broadening the job perspectives of the graduated student, reaching beyond national borders.



Entry Requirements

Students graduated in Biological Sciences or in other classes can apply, provided they have not less than 90 ECTS, in the fundamental biological disciplinary sectors.

Students must be proficient in English, with a B2 level of competence.
Admission to the Plant Science Master’s degree will grant the student a 5-month Erasmus+ scholarship to spend the first semester of the first year in Grenoble.



Career Prospects

The master degree in Plant Science will provide in-depth and cutting-edge knowledge on molecular and cellular aspects of plants, whether they are model organisms or plants of agricultural interest, and their interactions with the environment.

The skills acquired in this degree course will allow the graduate to perform functions of high responsibility in professional fields such as, but not limited to:

  • Basic and applied research activities in university laboratories, other public or private research institutions, and in industry, with particular reference to plant organisms;
  • Research and development of scientific methodologies applied to the study of plant biology;
  • Responsibility functions in public or private sectors involved in environmental protection and management, biology research laboratories, biotechnology and food industries, and in all professional fields where a multidisciplinary approach to plant biology is required;
  • Scientific dissemination and publishing activities.
  • Teaching activities.

Graduates can take the state exam for the qualification to practice the profession of biologist and consequently obtain the enrolment in the National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will also have access to PhD positions, specialization schools and other master degree courses.