Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory

Ragazza prende appunti
A.Y. 2021/2022
L-6 - Geography
Open with admission self-assessment test
Course location
The Bachelor's degree programme in Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory aims to train graduates with strong skills in physical and human geography, and the applications thereof. Students will also learn the fundamental theoretical and methodological bases of geography, physical geography, psychology, anthropology, law, economics, sociology, history, literature, art and urban-planning. They will thus learn how to conduct a scientific analysis of territorial systems and the cultural landscape, in order to assess the environmental and social impact of human action on territorial systems. With a view to professional training, the degree programme includes two specific guided tracks. The first one is oriented towards territory enhancement, with a focus on the tourism sector. The second one focuses on the environment and sustainable development.

In compliance with the principles of European harmonization, the final qualifications of the first cycle may be awarded to students with the required skills in geography and other areas of the humanities and natural sciences, who have honed, through a global and synthetic study approach, the ability to use the analytical and interpretative tools of geography and human sciences for the interpretation, representation and communication of the construction and evolution of environments, territories, landscapes, cultures and societies.

These skills will be supported by proficiency in at least one language of the European Union, in addition to Italian, and by the ability to use IT tools in document collection, information processing and management, cartographic representation and communication to the public.

Graduates will be able to enter the world of work with conceptual and operational skills as well as a sound theoretical education.

Learning outcomes will be assessed through exams, laboratory or internship activities and the final paper.
Graduates may work in public and private institutions requiring professionals with the specific skills provided by the degree programme, as well as in: representation and analysis of the territory, identification and enhancement of resources and the related economic and political phenomena, promotion of cultural and natural tourism, intercultural management. There are also employment opportunities in specialized publishing.
For the above-mentioned purposes, the degree programme includes training activities providing operational skills, also with reference to cultural and environmental services.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission requirements
Applicants to the Bachelors' degree programme in Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory must hold a secondary-school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
Basic skills required to attend the programme include knowledge of general and regional geography of Italy, European and non-European countries, as well as of the main processes of interaction between human society and the environment. Good logical and expression skills are also required, as well as written comprehension and production skills.

Admission assessment
Admission is subject to a mandatory, non-selective, self-assessment test. The TOLC (Test OnLine CISIA) test ascertains the educational background of prospective university students. Delivered by CISIA, the Interuniversity Consortium of Integrated Access Systems, it can be taken in various locations throughout the country. It includes specific tests that the University of Milan, among others, requires for enrolment on both open and capped programmes. For information, see the section "How to enrol".

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
Students may enrol regardless of the outcome of the test. Should the candidate fall short of the threshold set out in the call for applications for the "Written comprehension and Italian language proficiency" section, they will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA). The OFA will have to be fulfilled within the first year of the programme through remedial activities specifically planned by the University. Visit / recovery-of-additional-educational-obligations-of-the-humanistic-studies-courses   to learn how to fulfil any OFA and what happens if you fail to meet the requirements.

The Study Programme promotes student mobility abroad, especially through Erasmus. We also have numerous Erasmus students from European universities.
Students interested in Erasmus mobility can attend dedicated meetings with the contact person for the Study Programme, and ask specific questions regarding the call for applications, available locations and exams to be taken abroad.
Our partner universities are in France, Germany and Poland.
Current international agreements are available at the following link:…

Attendance is highly recommended

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Geography Theories and Praxis 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Physical geography 9 60 Italian First semester GEO/04
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Political and Economic Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/02
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
English language 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/12
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
Urban studies 6 40 Italian Second semester ICAR/21
Geographical Information System GIS 9 60 Italian First semester INF/01
Economic Institutions 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
- Teaching workshop/stage
9 CFU for students enrolled before the 2019/2020 academic year;
6 CFU for students enrolled from the 2019/2020 academic year;
- further cartographic, IT, digital, language skills for the latter, visit:;
- workshops on environmental education, regional description and multimedia representation, writing and image technique;
- work experience, training and orientation internships, placement.
- 12-CFU electives
You can take elective courses from Bachelor's degree programmes, in order to delve into subjects available within your track. You will thus earn additional credits (up to 12 CFU per course).
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 9 0 Italian year
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate

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).

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