The course provides graduates with an advanced grounding in scientific methodology, and the competences required to coordinate national and international study and research projects in compliance with ethical and bioethical regulations and concerns.
In particular, the curriculum offers in-depth training in the scientific, technical and productive programming and development of biotechnologies employed in the field of human health.
Particular attention is paid to the design and planning of innovative biopharmaceuticals and the study of their cellular and molecular mechanisms; company organisation and management; company creation; the management of innovative projects and marketing activities (including the patenting of innovative products) for biotechnological pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, both in terms of correct scientific communication and the appropriate management of public and private economic resources.
Graduates in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology can pursue careers in the following areas:
- teaching and research in public and private universities;
- scientific research and technological development in public bodies (the National Health Institute, the National Research Council, the Italian Medicines Agency, the national Environment Agency, research institutes, etc.);
- scientific research and development in the biotechnological, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and cosmetic industries;
- scientific research and technological development in the food industry and food processing; - scientific research and technological development in public and private facilities engaged in pre-clinical activities in the biomedical field;
- science teaching in secondary education institutes;
- clinical monitoring activities;
- technical and scientific information;
- management of quality control;
- the regulation, management and creation of biotechnological corporations in the public and private spheres;
- the evaluation and control of environmental safety.
Admission: Open, subject to entry requirements.
Students must have level B2 or above proficiency in English. According to CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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 on 16 settembre 2019 14:30.
In order to promote the internationalization process, we will inform and encourage students to participate in the Erasmus in Europe and Erasmus Mundus projects that are available within the Degree Programme. We have also envisaged seminars with foreign teachers or internships at foreign university laboratories. Some courses may also be taught in English in order to offer students the opportunity to become familiar with spoken English and international scientific terminology.
Mobility recognition procedure: each student, depending on the time period abroad, will submit a Learning Agreement detailing educational activities for a number of appropriate CFU credits:
- three months: 20 CFUs;
- six months: 30 CFUs;
- nine months: 45 CFUs.
Evaluation of the study period abroad: students must acquire at least 70% of the credits set out in the Learning Agreement. For thesis / internship activities, you must have acquired all the credits provided for by the Learning Agreement.
Incentives: 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, recommended for other teaching courses
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:
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