Marine biology

Second cycle degree

Class: LM-6 - Biology

Duration: 2 years

Branch: Chioggia

Language: Italian

Open access with admission requirements

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 4

of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme): 2

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Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The master degree goal is to form marine biologists with the knowledges needed for the conservation of biological resources and the management of fish stocks, for the sustainable use of marine resources, and for the development of methods and technologies for farming economically relevant commercial species.
The knowledges obtained during the three-years biology degree will be deepened with courses covering evolutionary processes, reproductive strategies, adaptation, morphological and functional plasticity, genetics, molecular biology and interaction between organisms and environment. After completion of the master, the student can sustain the Italian qualification test for being a professional biologist.

Occupational opportunities
The formation obtained thanks to the Marine Biology master allows reaching leadership roles in public and private institutions devoted to the safeguard, enhancement and management of the marine environment, in laboratories performing marine ecotoxicology and seafood products' quality control, and in aquaculture plants. In addition, it will be possible to act as consultants in environmental impact assessments, in projects of responsible management of marine resources, and in projects of reproduction of economically relevant fish species, and to perform research in universities, public and private research institutions, marine biology stations, and experimental fish farms and industries.

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