Chemical safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences
Graduates in Chemical-Toxicological Sciences and Safety in the Environment engage in the improvement of environmental conditions through the identification of situations that pose a threat to living environments and are potentially damaging to the population.
They also deal with the elimination of threatening situations, and the continuous improvement of environmental conditions, including the quality and safety of elements that form part of the food chain.
The degree programme aims to offer training in the methods of chemical, biological, microbiological and toxicological analysis, following certified methods, and in the preparation of protocols for monitoring pollutants in the environment (water, air and ground) and contaminants in foodstuffs, in order to train graduates to deal with the planning of preventive and environmental education initiatives geared at safeguarding the health of the population.
The competences developed by graduates can also be useful from a social perspective, since they can help to:
- promote the diffusion of scientific and cultural awareness;
- ensure the protection of the environment and hence the health of the population;
- revive cultural commitment in this regard and support, through discussion, information and enterprise, the promotion of positions that foster environmental protection, leading to an immediate improvement in the health conditions of the population.
Graduates in Chemical-Toxicological Sciences and Safety in the Environment can pursue careers in the following professional ambits:
- life science specialists (biology, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology);
- technical health science professions (clinical analysis laboratory technicians, biochemical laboratory technicians and food product technicians) particularly in the pharmaceutical industry;
- publishing and the diffusion of scientific information;
- the cosmetic and food industries;
- toxicological and environmental survey and study centres and authorities responsible for the drafting of health regulations;
- universities and other public and private research institutes and authorities, and National Healthcare System facilities.
Application and admission: Open with admission self-assessment test.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
OFA: English language
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
For the purposes of internationalization, the degree programme encourages students to carry out training periods abroad in the framework of exchange agreements with foreign universities.
Each student can take advantage of Erasmus study and placement opportunities, for 3 or 6 month periods. In order to access annual mobility programmes, students who are regularly enrolled at the University of Milan must participate in a public selection procedure that is announced on the University's website.
More information is available at https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/partire-con-erasmus
Recognition of study periods abroad:
Each student, depending on the time period abroad, must submit a Learning Agreement (LA) detailing educational activities for a number of appropriate CFU credits:
- one academic year: 60 CFUs;
- one academic semester: 30 CFUs;
- one academic quarter: 20 CFUs;
Students must acquire at least 70% of the CFU credits set out in the LA. For thesis / internship activities, the student must have earned all the credits provided for by the LA.
Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded additional points towards the degree mark. This score ranges from 1 to 3 points (depending on the duration of the study period, the amount of CFU credits earned and the overall achievement), which will be awarded by the Degree Commission on the proposal of the teacher in charge.
Mandatory, but there are personalized options for students who also work
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:
Admission, ranking and enrolment