Master’s degree courses
Access methods
2 years
Department of Science and high technology
Degree classification: Environmental and land sciences and technology
Presidente del Consiglio di corso: NICOLETTA CANNONE
Credits: 120

Course description

Planet Earth is a still evolving planet, characterized by the coexistence of both natural environments and man-made areas, climate changes and global problems, geological processes that keep altering the terrestrial surface, interactions between biotic and abiotic components, modifications and contaminations of chemical, physical and biological nature -with possible and consequent impacts on the ecosystems and human health- , evolution and preservation of  biodiversity.

Therefore, the  master’s degree in Environmental Sciences is based on a multidisciplinary learning activity which is focused on protection, administration and preservation of the environment in each of its elements and branches, starting from the evaluation of natural and man-made risks on a local and global scale.

A cultural, scientific and legislative preparation will be provided to the graduates in this master’s degree, so that they will be able to face and evaluate on a multidisciplinary point of view the resources and the environmental problems caused by the natural evolution of the territory and by mankind’s operations.

The study programs is composed by four different curriculum:

  • climatic and global change;
  • geological risk;
  • chemical risk;
  • biodiversity preservation and enhancement.

Lessons are held in Italian.

What you need to know

Unrestricted access.

To Environmental sciences can enroll who possess at least a first cycle degree, or another degree obtained abroad, as long as they’re considered qualified by the Course of Study’s Council.
The student who wants to enroll in the master’s degree in Environmental Sciences must possess the following curricular requirements:

  • at least 6 credits in the area 01 - Mathematical and Informatic Sciences
  • at least 6 credits in the area 02 - Physical Sciences
  • at least 12 credits in the area 03 - Chemical Sciences
  • at least 18 credits in the area 04 - Earth Sciences
  • at least 18 credits in area 05 - Biological Sciences

Knowledge of the English language (level B1) is required.

The individual preparation of each student is verified, in order to be admitted to the master’s degree, prior to the possession of the curricular requests, through an interview in which will be discussed the topics on the subjects studied in the first cycle degree class L-32.
The interview, of which methods will be defined in the didactic regulation of the course, will be conducted by a teachers commission nominated by the Course of Study’s Council.

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 Science and High Technology
Via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como – Italy
e-mail: didattica.disat@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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Attending classes

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.