BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (BIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA BIOMEDICA)
Research is fuelled by the passionate work of scientists and in turn drives progress in society. The recent decades have witnessed continuing and exciting advances in biological research, and biomedicine is probably the field where such progress has translated into the most significant achievements. The goal of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSc BMS) is to provide the students with the theoretical background, technological know-how and practical skills to carry on this meaningful quest.
The Master Degree Program in Biomedical Sciences relies on the synergy of expertise and skills in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology and Pathology, to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the biomedical field, closely intertwined with scientific research at a level of excellence. Top-quality training, a scientifically stimulating environment, innovation and a special emphasis on the students' individual needs and inclinations are the key words in this program, that will turn study and commitment into high professional qualifications, to build a solid foundation for a future in biomedicine. Classes are held in English, to help Italian students acquire a good command of what has indisputably become the universal language in science, and to stimulate the integration of foreign students and the creation of an international study environment.
The study plan consists of three curricula: the first two address the study of cancer development and the possible approaches to its prevention and treatment (Oncology curriculum) or the functions and disorders of the nervous system (Neuroscience curriculum).
The third curriculum (Double-Degree Program) more closely focuses on immunological themes and clinical applications. A limited number of positions (with a minimum of four) are available each year for the Double-Degree Program; students admitted to this curriculum will attend the second year of the course at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, and will also obtain a German Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Biomedical Sciences.
Candidates must have:
- a First-cycle Degree (Laurea triennale) in Biology (class L13) or Biotechnology (class L2), from any University in Italy, provided the study plan is consistent with a biomolecular, physiopathological or biomedical curriculum;
- a First-cycle Degree (Laurea triennale) in the same class or in the corresponding class according to Italian law DM 509/99, or in a similar class, or a BSc obtained abroad recognized as equivalent, provided that at least 40 ECTS have been acquired in cellular, molecular, physiological and biomedical disciplines.
Access to the course is not limited to a pre-specified number of students, but candidates must pass a preliminary evaluation of their background preparation.
Before the start of the regular courses, all admitted candidates shall attend a course in Scientific English, as a mandatory pre-requisite to enrolment in the MSc program.
Candidates shall submit their pre-applications by May 31th, 2018 to email@example.com attaching a Transcript of Records of their Bachelor studies, a certification of fluency in English and a motivation letter. Applicants who are deemed admissible based on their previous academic career will be notified and invited for a Skype interview, to assess their background preparation in the fields of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology and Pharmacology. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks in June 2018. In case of positive outcome of the interview, they will receive an official acceptance letter, that they will exhibit to support their request for a Student Visa from the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their Countries of residence.
Access to the Double Degree Program: seven positions will be available for the A.Y. 2018/19. Candidates shall submit a specific application and their preliminary interview will be held in English. Qualified candidates will be admitted conditionally to the program, but the actual selection for the seven position will be made at the end of the Winter Exam Session (between the I and II semesters), based on the number of ETCS acquired and average grades. Finally, the partner University reserves the right to admit to attend the II year courses only those students who have passed all the I semester exams by the deadline of May 15th, 2019.