Environmental Science and Policy
The objectives of the course are as follows:
- to give students a systemic view of the natural and human environment;
- to train graduates who know how to apply the scientific method and who have the knowledge and skills to analyse, interpret and explain environmental phenomena and processes and to tackle and solve the complex problems typical of this field;
- to prepare graduates who can interpret environmental problems on different levels, using an approach which is not only multidisciplinary but also authentically interdisciplinary;
- to train graduates who can work autonomously, in groups and in the workplace;
- to prepare graduates who use at least one language of the European Union besides Italian, with special reference to specific context;
- to give graduates skills enabling them to orientate promptly in occupational and professional contexts or continue their studies with a vocational Master's (first level) or a Master's degree programme.
Industry increasingly needs experts who combine a solid background and skills in natural science with economic and legal knowledge and skills. Graduates in Environmental Science and Policy are trained for roles:
- in private firms and organisations active in all branches and sectors of industry, and in services in which familiarity with environmental problems in their many forms is fundamental (from energy to food production, green economy, service companies offering consultancy to firms for environmental and social balances, environmental impact assessment services and landscape and regional planning services);
- in public bodies responsible for the management and control of environmental problems, and for intervening and implementing regulatory policies in this field.
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Application and admission: Limited enrolment with access test.
Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it) which will give rise to a merit ranking.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on mathematics, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme structure.
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.
Environmental Science and Policy students can benefit from Erasmus+ opportunities at international universities specialising in teaching and research on environmental issues. Our partners include the Universities of Genève (CH), Göteborg (SV), Göttingen (DE), Grenoble (FR), Louvain (BE), Rennes (FR), Santiago de Compostela (ES), Wageningen (NE), Warszawa (PL).
During their period abroad, students can take courses and the relevant exams, or carry out research activities for their degree thesis. Students admitted to the mobility programme shall submit a study plan listing the educational activities to be carried out abroad, with the relevant CFU credits. The number of credits in the plan should approximately equal the number of credits that the student would earn during the same period of time at the University of Milan.
The proposed activities, chosen from the range of options available at the host university, must be consistent with the degree programme's training project. The proposed plan must be submitted to the degree programme's Erasmus commission for approval. In the case of any gaps in fundamental courses, the Commission may ask the student to sit an interview on an agreed programme at the University of Milan, in addition to the exams taken at the host university.
At the end of the mobility programme, in accordance with the University guidelines, the exams listed in the approved study plan and passed by the student will be recorded in the student career log under the original name of the course in the foreign university. The relevant ECTS credits will be converted into CFU credits, with grades out of 30.
Mandatory for laboratory activity, field research and internships; recommended for other teaching activities.
- Segreteria didattica
via Celoria 2 - II piano
lunedì, martedì, giovedì: 10.30-12.30, 14.00-16.00; mercoledì e venerdì: 14.00-16.00
- Segreteria studenti
via Celoria 22
si veda la pagina http://www.unimi.it/studenti/segreterie/2462.htm
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