Improvement and Protection of Mountain Environments
The degree programme in the Valuation and Protection of Mountain Environments is designed to equip graduates with a basic grounding in the main sectors of agricultural and forest sciences, in addition to the methodologies of scientific investigation and experimentation. Graduates are qualified to assume technical, managerial and professional roles in the sphere of agrobiology and related technologies.
The course equips graduates with:
- a good basic knowledge of the agroforestry mountain sector;
- the ability to engage in various aspects of the organisation of mountain production activities, with particular reference to the protection of territorial balance, environmental defence and rural development;
- good communication and information management competences and tools;
- the ability to work as part of a group with a set degree of autonomy, and to quickly integrate themselves into working environments.
Graduates in the Valuation and Protection of Mountain Environments can pursue careers in the following sectors: agrozootechnical and forest productions, technical assistance, public and private administration, research and teaching.
Graduates possess competences in:
- the technical and economic management of agricultural and forestry resources and their interrelationships with other sectors (craftsmanship, commerce, tourism, etc.);
- integrated development projects, with particular reference to upland farms;
- soil conservation, particularly in relation to environmentally friendly procedures and the management of protected areas and nature parks;
- the management of eco-sustainable tourism and farm holiday activities;
- the development of historic and cultural alpine resources;
- the production and use of agroforestry products;
- the management of multifunctional zootechnical and pastoral activities;
- the marketing of typical mountain products;
- technical assistance for upland farms.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on maths, 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.
The degree programme in Improvement and Protection of Mountain Environments provides ample opportunities to study or work abroad, mainly through the Erasmus+ programme, which has around 30 EU member universities, and the Swiss Mobility Programme. Globally, about 5 students seize this opportunity each year. The fields that can be developed at partner universities cover all the specific areas of the degree programme. Most students are inclined to follow courses that will broaden their scientific knowledge, or to carry out internships or degree theses in established laboratories. The learning agreement is defined in cooperation with the study programme's Erasmus manager, both for the choice of exams and the organization of the internship at the partner university. Before completing the learning agreement, you must obtain the formal approval of the exams to be taken at the host university by teachers holding equivalent or similar courses at the University of Milan. The conduct of an experimental activity abroad, as part of or the entire internship activity, requires a letter of consent from a teacher of the partner university and the formal approval of the objectives, the project and the internship period by a teacher of the study programme acting as supervisor.
Grades and credits awarded by partner universities are almost entirely recognized. Students thus know that Erasmus activities will be positively assessed in their curriculum. There are other opportunities for cultural exchanges with universities that are not part of the Erasmus system but have signed agreements with our university. These belong to non-EU areas such as China, Japan, Latin America.
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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
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:
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