Bachelor’s degree courses
Access methods
3 years
Department of Biotechnologies and life sciences

Course description

Biotechnology is the most innovative side of applied biology. By studying biotechnology, students will learn how to use biological systems for the production of goods and services, for example to:

  1. improve human, animal and plant health through the discovery of new drugs, nutraceutics, vaccines and diagnostic methods;
  2. protect the environment by developing bio-sustainable and environmentally friendly industrial processes;
  3. satisfy the demand for energy by using biomasses as a renewable source.

The first cycle programme in Biotechnology offers students the essential knowledge needed to achieve these aims by employing a molecular and applied approach, which will allow them to gain the technical and scientific skills required by the different fields of biotechnology.
The degree programme has two different streams: Molecular biotechnology and Medical biotechnology.

The programme's strengths are:

  • focus on each student's learning achievements;
  • numerous workshops are offered from the first year;
  • placements in laboratories in universities/companies (also abroad);
  • high employability at the end of the programme.

Graduates will find employment in the following areas: research and management in public or private facilities; commercial activities, quality control, scientific dissemination, consulting for patents and free-lance professional services.

Lessons are held in Italian.

Degree classification: Biotechnologies
Presidente del Consiglio di corso: ELENA BOSSI
Credits: 180

What you need to know

Locally planned access, places subject to availability.

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences
Via J.H. Dunant 3, 21100 Varese - Italy
e-mail: didattica.dbsv@uninsubria.it

Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

Opportunities and support

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Do you think that this course fits you? Enroll and start studying with us!

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.

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Both courses offer the opportunity to attain a Double degree