The requirements for the admission to the Master in BioGeosciences: Ecosystem Analysis and Science Communication are fully met by graduates of the degree class in Sciences and Technologies for the Environment and Nature (L-32) and corresponding class related to DM 509/99. Students that have a degree in another class, as well as those who have other qualifications obtained abroad and recognized as eligible, can also be admitted to the master's degree program, provided that they have the curricular requisites and the competence necessary to successfully participate to the Master’s Degree, as specified below.
Students with a qualification obtained abroad will be evaluated by the Admission Commission for the master's degree on the basis of their curriculum (type of bachelor degree, bachelor's study program) and through an interview (online, if needed) aimed at ascertaining possession of specific curricular requirements and their personal preparation.
Students who have obtained a degree in Italy in classes other than L-32, must have the following curricular requirements for the admission to the Master's Degree:
-at least 6 ECTS in each of these disciplines: mathematical, physical and chemical disciplines
-at least 60 ECTS in the following areas: agricultural disciplines, biological disciplines, ecological disciplines and Earth Sciences. Of these 60 ECTS, the student must have acquired at least 6 ECTS in biological disciplines, 6 ECTS in ecological disciplines and 6 ECTS in Earth Sciences disciplines.
Admission application period: 01/03/2021-27/08/2021.
The personal preparation of all the candidates will be verified trough an interview carried out by a commission of professors appointed by the Interdepartmental Teaching Council. The interview can also be conducted prior to the Bachelor's degree, which must be completed by December 31, 2021, for matriculation purposes. To access the Master's Degree program an adequate basic training in biological (general biology and histology, zoology and botany), geological (geology, palaeontology, mineralogy, petrography, geomorphology) and ecological disciplines is required. (Syllabus published at https://biogeoscienze.cdl.unimi.it/it/avvisi)
During the interview, the adequacy of the curriculum of previous studies and the individual preparation of the candidate will be assessed.
Students with a negative result in the interview cannot be admitted to the Master's Degree program in the current year.
For the academic year 2021/2022, the date for the interview is September 15, 2021 at 9:30 (for practical procedures check the notices page of https://biogeoscienze.cdl.unimi.it/it ).
Sessions, even individual ones, may be scheduled for those who enroll before summer 2021, provided that the English level assessment will still be necessary and on the indicated date.
A valid identity document must be presented on the date and time indicated.
Students of the University who have applied for admission and have acquired ECTS in excess of the 180 required during the Bachelor degree, following courses and/or laboratories provided in the Master Degree course, may request recognition for the achievement of the 120 ECTS required.
IMPORTANT: at the time of the admission interview students must have already chosen their Curriculum. This choice must be made official at the time of enrollment.
A minimum English language proficiency at level B1 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) is an admission requirement.
The English level B1 is assessed by the University Language Centre SLAM throughout the admission process in the following ways:
- language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level B1 or higher, recognised by the University (check the list of recognised language certificates) The language certificate must be uploaded during the admission process;
- level of English assessed through a computer-based test during the bachelor’s degrees obtained at the University of Milan. English levels B1 achieved no more than four years previously are deemed valid. The verification is automatic with no need to attach any certificate during the application phase;
- entry test, organised by SLAM, which will take place on September 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm. If the language certificate or level is not valid, the candidate will be summoned for the entry test through the admission procedure. Candidates who fail the entry test will not be admitted to the master’s degree programme and cannot take the test again.