Herbal Sciences and Technologies
In line with related specifications, the degree programme is designed to provide graduates with sufficient basic and applied knowledge and professional competences in the Herbal Studies sector, as well as the fundamental training required to enter master degree programmes in the related field of study. Graduates possess a sufficient grounding in the discipline and the ability to apply this knowledge throughout the production chain.
They are familiar with the survey methods specific to the sector, and know how to utilise research and experimentation results for professional purposes, as well as how to harness their knowledge to solve problems that arise along the production chain.
They are capable of attaining required information and assessing the implications in a production and market context, so as to carry out procedures targeted at improving the quality of medicinal plants and their derivatives.
They can also communicate arguments relating to their sphere of competence effectively, both orally and in writing. They possess the basic cognitive tools required to ensure the continuous updating of knowledge in the sector, also through the use of new communications technologies.
Graduates have an excellent command of survey and experimentation methods, also in relation to data collection and the communication of results, as well as sound competences in the use of advanced texts.
They are qualified to perform technical and managerial tasks and assume professional roles in:
- the transformation of medicinal plants; - quality management in the industry;
- the commercialisation of herbal substances and their derivatives for use in the preparation of herbal, food and cosmetic products, in compliance with the provisions of the national and Community laws currently in force.
In particular, graduates are qualified to pursue careers in activities relating to the recognition (including the detection of adulterations or contaminations), gathering and conservation of medicinal plants and the storage, control (analysis and dosage of the active substances), cultivation (design, planning, management, monitoring, and control of cultivation processes), distribution (both wholesale and retail) and supply of medicinal plants and their derivatives. They possess a good grasp of the biological and toxicological effects of the active substances of medicinal plants and the finished goods as well as their possible uses for health products (including the food and cosmetic sectors); the management of their quality; and knowledge of the legislation and ethical regulations of the sector.
They can also provide technical and scientific consultancy services in relation to the monitoring of the sanitary condition of medicinal plants and their derivatives in State Administrations (in particular the Ministries of Health, Agricultural, Food and Forest Policies, Commerce and Craftsmanship, and Finance); and with publishing companies operating in the herbal sector.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
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.
The programme in Herbal Sciences and Technologies provides you with the opportunity to spend study and training periods abroad through mobility programmes such as Erasmus+.
Our European partner universities are mainly in Spain, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, but you can also apply for the destinations indicated in the call for applications in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies.
You can use mobility programmes to study (attend courses) or to carry out an internship that can be the subject of your degree thesis. Our partners offer the possibility of conducting activities in the pharmacological, phytochemical, microbiological and pathological fields.
Each student is followed by a tutor identified within the individual Degree Programmes. You can find all the information on the fields of study and the training opportunities offered by our partner universities at https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/partire-con-erasmus/come-partecipare/erasmus-aree/erasmus-2.
Recognition of study periods abroad:
Each student, depending on the time period abroad, must submit a Learning Agreement 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.
You must acquire at least 70% of the CFU credits set out in the learning agreement. For thesis / internship activities, you must have acquired all the credits provided for by the learning agreement.
If you successfully complete the programme you 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 for laboratory courses; highly recommended for other teaching courses
Tutte le aule sono accessibili anche agli studenti con disabilità motoria.
- Vicepresidente del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale Prof. Mario DellAgli
Via Balzaretti, 9 Milano
Ricevimento studenti: su prenotazione telefonica o via e-mail, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche e Biomolecolari
- Coordinatore del Corso di Laurea Prof.ssa Gelsomina Fico
Via Mangiagalli, 25 Milano
Ricevimento studenti: su prenotazione telefonica o via e-mail, c/o DISFARM, Via Mangiagalli 25, secondo piano, studio 2013
- Coordinatore ERASMUS: Prof.ssa Francesca Clerici
Via Venezian, 21 Milano
Ricevimento studenti: su prenotazione telefonica o via e-mail, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche (DISFARM) Sezione di Chimica Generale e Organica "A. Marchesini" III piano
- IMMATRICOLAZIONI E AMMISSIONI
- Segretario del Collegio Didattico Interdipartimentale: Dott. Fiorella Meneghetti
Via Mangiagalli, 25 Milano
Ricevimento studenti: tutti i giorni previo appuntamento, c/o studio I piano stanza 1064 via Mangiagalli 25
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