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Biodiversity and Biological Evolution  Biodiversità ed evoluzione biologica

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-6 Biology
Application and Admission Open with entry requirements examination. How to apply.
Course Duration 2 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Golgi 19 - Milano
via Celoria 20/26 - Milano
Head of Studies Maria Ida De Michelis
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The master degree programme in Biodiversity and Biological Evolution is designed to equip graduates with specific, up-to-date training in the field of organismic biology, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of organisms that takes full account of their complex nature and evolutionary context.

The curriculum presents the central questions of animal and plant biodiversity and evolution through a particular focus on structural and functional adaptation, reproductive and development processes, behavioural aspects, interactions between organisms and the environment, and issues associated with evolutionary biology.

The course takes an integrated, comparative multidisciplinary approach and equips students with an in-depth understanding of the latest analytical, technical and instrumental methodologies, which vary depending on the specific focus selected for the experimental thesis.

Career and Employment

The programme in Biodiversity and Biological Evolution provides graduates with an excellent command of scientific methodology and the ability to work autonomously, assume positions of responsibility and management, and offer indispensable support in all areas of work (scientific research, the conservation and protection of organisms and the environment, environmental monitoring, the publishing and diffusion of scientific knowledge) which require in-depth knowledge of the adaptations and biological phenomena of animal and plant organisms, and excellent training in the protection of biodiversity and the correct handling and use of living organisms.