MARINE SCIENCES - SCIENZE MARINE
The international Master’s Degree in Marine Sciences is a 2-year joint degree program (120 ECTS) offered by the University of Milano-Bicocca in partnership with the Maldives National University. The program entails 12 exams (84 ECTS, 8 exams in the first year, 4 in the second year). The remaining credits are obtained through other learning activities as stage (4 CFU), further linguistic knowledge (4 ECTS), final examination (28 ECTS).
The course provides with the skills to conceive solutions and develop strategies to tackle and manage environmental issues in marine and coastal areas. In particular, the student will be prepared to study and analyse: a) natural processes and related risks, with reference to the marine ecosystem (chemical, biological, ecological, earth sciences fields); b) human interactions with the marine system (socio-economic and legal fields), for a policy of sustainable management and protection from anthropogenic risks in oceanic and coastal environments.
The access to the course is based on the following admission criteria:
- Bachelor's Degree at MNQF level 7 or level 8 in marine sciences or a related field (The Maldives national qualifications framework).
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Geology or related fields (International).
Other bachelors. In any case, graduates must possess at least 18 CFU in the following disciplines:
- Chemistry (CHIM/01 Analytic chemistry, CHIM/02 Physical chemistry, CHIM/03 General and inorganic chemistry, CHIM/06 Organic chemistry)
- Geology (GEO/04 Physical geography and geomorphology, GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography)
- Biology (BIO/01 Botany, BIO/05 Zoology)
- Ecology (BIO/03 Environmental and applied botany, BIO/07 Ecology)
The background knowledge of applicants is always checked by an assessment test, to be held online. The admission committee will evaluate the education of the candidates and their preparation, in order to ensure a successful study path.
Lessons will be taught in English. Language requirements for admission: applicants must have proficiency in English language (6.0 in IELTS academic module or a C grade in the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or other equivalent B2-level certification) or pass in a B2-level language exam administered by the University (free). The English language assessment is not required for those students with a bachelor degree taught completely or mainly in English. During the course, non-Italian students will be required to pass a B1-level exam of Italian language administered by the University (free); the Italian language exam is not required for those students with a B1-level certification.
After completion of the first common teachings, students can choose among three different tracks: ENVIRONMENT, BIO-ECOLOGY and HUMAN GEOGRAPHY.