Science / Master's degree programme
Didactic and Communication of Sciences

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Bando di ammissione al Corso di Laurea Magistrale a libero accesso in Didattica e Comunicazione delle Scienze 2022-2023


The Master's Degree in Didactic and Communication of Sciences (hereafter S4EDU) trains a well-defined, nationally innovative and multi-tasking professional figure on the basis of modern science education. S4EDU graduates combine a knowledge of how natural systems work with the most effective skills in science communication and dissemination. This Master's Degree, which is part of the LM-60 Nature Sciences Class, is the natural complement to the Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences (L-32). S4EDU is also open to three-year graduates with a different scientific background who are interested in the integrated understanding and communication of science.

Course content

The strength of S4EDU is its strong interdisciplinary nature, which allows for approaching nature sciences from different perspectives. In the first phase (LEARNING), alongside the consolidation of mathematical studies for the sciences, the problem of climate change and the conscious management of the Earth System will be explored, integrating themes from Ecology, Biosciences, Geosciences and Chemistry. The most modern methodologies and technologies of scientific and digital communication (COMMUNICATING) will subsequently be acquired. S4EDU is completed by seminars and practical activities useful for entering the world of work (PRACTICE) carried out in a naturalistic analysis centre, school, divulgation centre. Some activities are carried out in collaboration with MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento.

Career options

The S4EDU professional figure is absent in the region and poorly represented at national level. The strength of graduates in S4EDU lies in their versatility: in line with the recent legislative reform in the field of teaching, they will be able to teach science in secondary schools and mathematics and science in middle schools. Graduates in S4EDU will also be able to collaborate on naturalistic and scientific publishing projects. In addition, they will be able to direct their career towards the creation of projects for the monitoring and enhancement of the natural environment, environmental design aimed at safeguarding fauna and flora, the conservation of biodiversity and the enhancement and preservation of sites of geological and naturalistic interest.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Annalisa Ferretti
prof. Maurizio Mazzucchelli

The course is managed by the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences