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Natural Sciences

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The free access Master Degree Course in Natural Sciences aims to create a professional figure with a solid cultural background in the systemic analysis of the natural environment. The educational program is completed by laboratory activities, internships and practice at public and private accredited institutions, as well as by field experimentation, through multi- and inter-disciplinary study trips. At the end of the course, Master Degree graduates will possess advanced knowledge with respect to the study of biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems, their conservation, land management techniques and the processes affecting the quality of environment and the conservation of biodiversity.

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What do you learn?

They will be able to plan, Illustrate and interpret field and laboratory activities, selecting the most appropriate procedures for elaborating, analysing and synthetizing data, for impact evaluation studies (flora, fauna) and assessment; preparation of (biological and a-biological) thematic maps through the use of GIS and databases. They will be able to develop methods and techniques of territorial survey. Graduates of this course must be able to carry out:

  • basic and applied natural science research;
  • cataloguing of naturalistic assets and design of monitoring plans;
  • impact evaluation, recovery and management of natural environments;
  • faunal management and conservation of biodiversity;
  • application of the norms of environmental regulations requiring natural science competences;
  • organization and management of scientific museums, aquariums, botanical gardens and natural parks; activities related to naturalistic and environmental education (preparation of educational tools, including multimedia ones for schools, universities, natural museums, parks, aquariums and botanical gardens).

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What can you do with it?

Thanks to the acquired competences, graduates of this course may work as a fully qualified Botanist, Zoologist, or Ecologist upon its completion. Professional opportunities In the public sector:

  • Universities and Research agencies;
  • Environmental management and services, Ministries, local authorities and other public bodies;
  • National and Regional environment protection agencies;
  • National Healthcare Institutions, experimental stations, archaeological superintendence.
In the private sector, graduates of the course may carry out their activity in various types of companies and professional practices dealing with environmental issues. Graduates in possession of the credits required by current legislation may participate in the admission tests for teacher training courses qualifying them to teach in first and second level secondary schools. Further occupational areas consist of:
  • museum activities in scientific or naturalistic museums;
  • scientific dissemination activities and scientific journalism;
  • design of natural parks and plans for Park Plans;
  • management of protected areas.