Experimental and applied biology

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaLife
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (1 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Experimental and Applied Biology offers the students the opportunity to enter the job market with a high qualification that is an advantage in the present competitive job market. At this aim, students will be enabled to apply their knowledge in a wide range of contexts related to modern biosciences and to develop practical laboratory-based skills. Students will also carry out an individual research project in an area of interest, which will allow them to acquire technical skills and the capacity for a critical analysis of data gathering the most modern technologies in biosciences.

Course content

The teaching plan, after a first common semester, involves for students the choice between the curricula "Evolution, control and protection of biodiversity and environment" and "Study, control and protection of health". In the first curriculum, students will study topics concerning applied ecology, taxonomic and phylogenetic analyses, regulatory and safety requirements on the operation in laboratories and environmental certifications, whereas in the second curriculum students will gain knowledge about methods and quality assurance in clinical analyses and laboratory diagnostics, physiology and pathophysiology of metabolism and nutrition, human pathology and immune-neuroendocrine integration. For each curriculum, an individual research project and the choice of additional courses will allow students to gain skills and competence to specialize in one of the many disciplines in the field of biology.

Career options

The biologist is a highly specialized graduate able to hypothesize, to independently formulate and to conduct experiments on the field and/or in the laboratory, and to explain, communicate and put into an integrated perspective a scientific problem. Biologists can carry out activities in food and biomedical industries, in public administration and in private/public organizations that deal with environmental biomonitoring and health- care. A registered professional biologist certification is available via a specific examination (according to the DPR n. 328, june, 5th 2001).

List of single courses taught in English

- Forensic entomology [ credits: 2]

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Anna Maria Mercuri
e-mail annamaria.mercuri@unimore.it
prof.ssa Anna Maria Mercuri
e-mail annamaria.mercuri@unimore.it

The course is managed by the Department of Life Sciences