Chemical safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences
The main objectives of the course Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) are: learning the traditional and novel analytical approaches in the area of chemistry, biology, microbiology and toxicology. The methods are developed, according to certified procedures or new protocols, to measure pollutants present in the environment (water, air, soil) and contaminants in foods. These activities provide suitable and innovative tools to the bodies in charge for prevention and education.
The main goals of the degree in Chemical-Toxicological and Environmental Safety Sciences (SSCTA) are: 1) the contribution to the improvement of living conditions by identifying harmful environmental situations at risk for the population; 2) to help overcoming hazards and achieving better environmental conditions including the quality and the safety of the food chain. Moreover, the qualification of the students in SSCTA can be socially useful because they could promote a better cultural and scientific aggregation in understand environmental systems and predict environmental changes. The degree in SSCTA allows a specific culture and scientific expertise, which can be applied to support appropriate initiatives in environmental protection, that have a strict correlation with the protection of animal and human health.
Applicants to the programme must hold an upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.
Admission requirements are adequate knowledge and skills to successfully attend the programme, including a good understanding of basic calculus, mastering the main laws of mechanical physics, basic knowledge of cell biology and general chemistry, logic skills, sound oral and written expression skills, good general knowledge.
Admission into the programme is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to available resources. There are 60 places available for enrolment in the first year, plus 5 places for non-EU students residing abroad. Admission is subject to a compulsory online test (TOLC-S by CISIA, the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems). For test structure and topics, visit the page: https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-scienze/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/. You may sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA. The schedule of TOLC-S tests organized by our and other Italian universities is available at: https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php. Admission requirements are assessed through the selection test and will be met by candidates achieving the minimum score set out in the call for applications available at https://scta.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi. Candidates who take the TOLC-S test and apply for admission to the degree programme in Chemical Safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences will be included in a merit ranking based on the test score. The winners may enrol in compliance with the deadlines set out in the call for applications.
Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
Mathematics OFA. Students who have obtained a score equal to or lower than 10 in the basic mathematics module of the TOLC-S test will have to meet additional learning requirements (OFA). Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities organised by the University in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they may not take any second-year exams before passing the Calculus and Statistics exam. Learn more at https://scta.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.
English OFA. In order to attend the Scientific English course and take the exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B1 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proficiency level may be certified as follows:
- Through a language certificate, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B1 level or higher (for the list of language certificates recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entry-tests-and-english-courses). The certificate must be uploaded during the enrolment procedure, or subsequently to the portal https://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue;
- Through a Placement Test, which is delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during year I only, from October to December. Students who fail the test will be required to take a SLAM course.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who do not hold a valid certificate.
Those who do not sit the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the end-of-course test within six attempts, must obtain a paid certificate by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.
Admission of transfer or graduate students
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first. To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications. These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications. The request for career assessment must be submitted by 10 June 2021.
The outcome will be notified via e-mail by 15 July 2021.
Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.
The Universities hosting SSCTA students are at the moment located in Romania (Transilvania University of Brasov); Spain (Universities of Madrid and Granada), and Slovenia (University of Ljubljana).
The mobility is aimed to acquire credits (attending courses) and/or work in a training program, which can be used to prepare the final thesis
The universities involved in the exchanges offer activities in the area of biochemistry, pharmacology, and analytical methods (including both traditional and novel approaches).
Each student has a tutor, selected among the SSCTA teachers. All information about international mobility is reported at https://www.unimi.it/en/education/chemical-safety-and-toxicological-env….
Reward for the period spent abroad:
According to the period spent abroad, each student must prepare a suitable Learning Agreement in term of credits:
- An academic year: 60 credits;
- An academic semester: 30 credits;
- A three-months period: 20 CFU
The students must obtain at least 70% of credits established in the Learning Agreement. For students spending a training period abroad, the student must obtain all credits reported in the Learning Agreement.
For the students, who finalize positively their training period, a reward is planned at the end of the academic carrier. Extra marks, ranging between 1 and 3 (according to the period spent abroad, the number of credits obtained, and the value of the whole experience), are added to the final grade taking into consideration the tutor's proposal.
Course attendance is compulsory, but there are tailored tracks for part-time students.
For further information visit the page: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/fees-and-how-pay-them/part-time-enrolment and the degree programme website https://scta.cdl.unimi.it/it.
Student workers enrolling on a part-time basis should agree with faculty how to attend lectures and laboratories. Student workers who do not enrol on a part-time basis may agree a tailored track with individual faculty members, with partial/full waivers from course attendance, provided they submit evidence of their work activity. If the student works in laboratories using the same techniques as the programme laboratories, they may be partially/fully waived from laboratory attendance, upon agreement with the instructor. To take advantage of these accommodations, the student must submit a certificate stating their employment contract and working hours to the academic office (via Golgi) at the beginning of the year.
- Segreteria Didattica Interdipartimentale Scienze del Farmaco
via Golgi 19 - Edificio 1, ingresso D - 20133 MILANO
- Studenti disabili e DSA: Prof.ssa Emma De Fabiani
via Balzaretti n. 9 - 20133 MILANO - Tel. 02 5031 8329 Previo appuntamento
- Segreteria Studenti
Via Celoria 18, Milano
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment