The Degree Courses in Molecular Biology and Sanitary Biology are organized with a numerus clausus; currently the cap is set at 35 students for each degree course. An additional 4 places for each course are reserved for non-resident, non-EU students.
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Students must pre-enroll according to the deadlines and requirements announced by the University (be aware of the deadline which is normally set to the last week of August).
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According to article 6, comma 2 of the D.M. 270/2004 "...the University establishes, for each Master's Degree Course, specific access criteria which envisage, the verification on the part of the Universities of origin that the candidates possess the curricular requirements and an adequate proficiency, according to specifications defined within the educational regulations".
The Degree Course Assembly (CCS) has defined a minimal level of understanding and proficiency in order to access the Master's Degree Courses in Molecular Biology or Sanitary Biology. This level is expressed in terms of minimum values of CFU (ECTS) for the different subject area groups (SSD) which characterize the various specialties involved in the Degree Course in Molecular Biology (D.M. 270).
The attached table summarizes the minimun requirements for access, deliberated by the CCS in Molecular Biology, and which is an integral part of the current educational Regulation (D.M. 270), issued with the DR n. 2716/2014 on the 29/09/2014. In order to be admitted to the Master's Degree Courses in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and in SANITARY BIOLOGY the candidates must possess specific curricular pre-requisites and an adequate proficiency in order to obtain a competitive position in the merit-based classification. The curricular pre-requisites are the following:
To have a degree belonging to the class(es) L13 - Biological Sciences or L2 - Biotechnology ex DM 270/04, or a degree in the class(es) L12 - Biological Sciences or L1 - Biotechnology ex DM 509/99, or alternatively to have obtained 70 CFU (ECTS) in the following areas:
A) 18 CFU (ECTS) in the fields of mathematics, physics, informatics, chemistry. SSD: FIS/01 - FIS/08, INF/01, MAT/01- MAT/09, CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/06
B) 12 CFU (ECTS) in the fields of botany, zoology, ecology. SSD: BIO/01, BIO/05, BIO/06, BIO/07
C) 34 CFU (ECTS) in the field of molecular biology. SSD: BIO/04, BIO/10, BIO/11, BIO/18, BIO/19
D) 6 CFU (ECTS) in the fields of physiology, biomedicine. SSD: BIO/09, MED/42.
It is not possible to compensate for the lack of credits necessary to reach the required minimum for one of the SSD, with eccess credits from another SSD. Students having the minimum number of credits for each of the four disciplinary areas will be admitted and included in the merit-based classification as described below.
For students possessing a degree in the class(es) L13 - Biological Sciences or L2 - Biotechnology ex DM 270/04, or a degree in the class(es) L12 - Biological Sciences or L1 - Biotechnology ex DM 509/99, the credits belonging to the areas A, B and D will be assigned automatically and with equal value to all candidates, while, in order to produce the merit-based classification, the credits belonging to area C will be evaluated specifically (area of molecular biology).
In line with the specifications of the current educational Regulations (D.M. 270), issued with the DR n. 2716/2014 on the 29/09/2014, in order to produce the merit-based classification, the following elements will be considered:
- a minimum (bachelor's) graduation mark of 85/110;
- the number of "qualifying" credits (corresponding to subjects in the molecular biology area), a minimum of 34 credits for graduates from other degree courses, a maximum of 61, as specified in the admission pre-requisites;
- the duration of the undergraduate degree course;
The procedure for admission to the Master's degree courses is visible on the School of Sciences dedicated web page, which is always published clearly in the admissions announcement. Information concerning the pre-admission announcements, the publication of the classifications, and the enrollments are all present on the same web pages. Interfacing with the students occurs through the UNIWEB portal, through which the student can perform the pre-enrollment and enrollment procedures, and view the student classifications.
Important: starting from academic year 2015-2016 there will be a single enrollment application which will be valid for both the Master's Degree Courses in Molecular Biology and Sanitary Biology. At the time of submission of the application, the candidate should indicate a priority for one of the two courses.
Last update: 05/10/2017