Second cycle degree in

Marine biology

Class: LM-6 - Biology

Class LM-6 - Biology
Duration 2 years
Branch Chioggia
Language English
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MARISA BRINI
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of biology, School of science

International students: international.biologia@unipd.it

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2023/24:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2022 - 2 February 2023 - APPLICATION PLATFORM
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2023
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2023



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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.