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Mission of the Master Degree and Job Prospects
The Master’s Degree in Marine Biology and Aquaculture has been developed by University “Federico II”
Because the Master in Marine Biology and Aquaculture will train you as Sea Professionals:
Marine Conservation/Restoration Scientist and Specialist able to manage various natural resources and to favour policymakers decision through the use of ecosystem services. These scientists and specialists look at how coastal and marine resources are being used? to ensure that activities comply with current regulations in place to protect and restore the environment. They try to look for ways to improve the quality of an environment and ensure its sustainability for the future.
Environmental Scientist and Specialist able to monitoring aquatic environments to protect them by testing for contaminants an? pollution, which in turn can negatively affect human health. You will be able to help in developing solutions to the clean-up and prevent future problems in the framework of One Ocean, One Health.
Marine Biodiversity Specialist able to monitoring marine environments understanding the interaction between living organisms and the environment, to evaluate the biological resources with strong expertise on Marine Protected Area management and governance.
Aquaculture expert able to manage and oversee aquaculture and mariculture facilities with expertise in the fishery and aquaculture products quality control.
Marine Resources Manager able to oversee teams of other scientists to coordinate their research efforts as they work to test or develop various products. Marine Resources Managers keep these projects running on-time and within budget.
Competencies and Skills Acquired by Graduate Students
The course prepares for the profession of biologist, as regulated by the Law 24 May 1967, n. 396 and by the Presidential Decree 5 June 2001, n. 328, after passing the State Exam.
The curricula of the Master’s Degree have been conceived to provide a broad range of professional skills and competencies. Our graduates will be at home both in basic science labs and in jobs involving scientific and technological research and innovation for the management and sustainable exploitation of marine resources and aquaculture.
The object of the professional activity will consist in holding positions of high responsibility to be carried out independently; based on the chosen curriculum.
Job Prospects include work with
Admission requirements to the Degree Program and access procedures
Students who intend to enroll in the Master’s Degree Course in Marine Biology and Aquaculture must be in possession of a three-year degree or university diploma or other qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable according to current legislation.
Students must also be in possession of the minimum curricular requirements and adequate personal preparation.
To access the master’s degree course in Marine Biology and Aquaculture, the following curricular requirements are required:
– the student must demonstrate that he has acquired the knowledge of the three-year degree of class L-13 (or of class 12 pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509) or, if coming from other degree classes, that he has knowledge in the BIO /, CHIM /, FIS SSDs /, MAT /.
The possession of curricular requirements is determined by having acquired:
The procedures for verifying personal preparation for access to the Master’s Degree Course in Biology are defined year by year by the Committee and made known on the website of the Department of Biology.
Graduates who have obtained the degree with a grade of not less than 90/110 are exempted from the test to verify the adequacy of personal preparation.
The course is held in English, therefore the student must have an adequate knowledge of the English language (level B2). Verification of knowledge of the English language consists in the presentation by the student of a B2 level certificate or through an interview, the methods of which are indicated by the Committee .
For Academic year 2022/2023 Pre-Enrollment to the International Master Degree must be performed on Universitaly web site
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The CCD by a Commission following an explicit request by the student, will approve the credits CFU carried out in predetermined times, accompanied by appropriate certification, certifying the successful completion of a professional internship, issued by officially recognized public or private bodies.
The aforementioned CFUs can also be obtained through the choice of training activities
concerning instrumental techniques, also relating to the final exam.
For foreign students, the credits available for the internship are a maximum of 3, while a further 3 credits are dedicated to the acquisition of the Italian language.
Internship CFUs can also be obtained abroad as part of the Erasmus + project or equivalent.
The choice of curriculum must be made at the time of enrollment in the Master’s Degree.
The individual study plans, containing the request for approval of programs that differ from the basic program proposed, presented to the Student Secretariat by 31 December, will be screened, on the basis of congruity with the training objectives specified in the Regulation of the MD program, by a commission with instructing tasks set up by the CCD and approved, rejected or modified by the CCD by the deadline of January 31st.
For current students, the Study Plan provides for the training activities indicated by the Regulation for the various course years supplemented by the courses chosen independently.
The CCD determines, year by year, the forms of contract offered to students who ask to follow their studies longer than the legal ones.
The qualification is awarded following a final exam.
In order to sponsor the MD program, the Biology Department and the Polytechnic and Basic Sciences School every years plan a presentation of the MD program in presence, via TEAMS and streaming on YouTube. “Orientation Days” Physical and Chemical Oceanography
Both presentations include:
At the end, an open TEAMS, YouTUBE channels the students will be able to write questions in the chat or expose them receiving answers in real time.
The chat remains open and students can continue to ask their questions to the Coordinator.
The Orientation and Placement Commission of the Polytechnic School and Basic Sciences is constitutes by representatives of each Departments of the School
The Commission task is coordinating the implementation of job demand-supply matching initiatives and the paths for the acquisition by students of transversal tools and skills for entry into the job world.
The School has an online platform (www.jobservice.unina.it) dedicated to meeting job supply and demand.
The platform allows registered employers to publish offers for job positions and traineeships, to receive applications and to carry out pre-screening evaluation on the basis of the main selection criteria (grade, previous experience of non-national traineeships and work placements also abroad, knowledge languages etc).
Students and graduates of the PSB School can send their curriculum, apply for open positions and be informed about placement events and training activities to support the development of employability and soft skills, organized by actors within the School or offered by operators external.
The Master’s Degree harnesses the teaching and professional competencies of the most distinguished Italian and international marine biologists. Moreover it offers students privileged access to an exclusive network of national and international bodies that include the Stazione Zoologica of Napoli Anton Dhorn, the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale ISPRA, the Acquario of Cattolica, the Echinoidea s.r.l. Procida, Aquaculture Farm, the Arpa Puglia the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, the Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar CESAM (Portugal), the Whitney Laboratory For Marine Bioscience, Marine Biological Laboratory (Florida, USA).
The first enrollment and the enrollment in subsequent years usually take place from 1 September to 31 October of each year, the rules are collected in a specific Guide to enrollment and payment of fees, published at the URL:
Contact persons for the Master Degree program
Erasmus delegate: Prof. Gianluca Polese; tel +39 081679210; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Traineeship referents: Prof. Anna Di Cosmo and Prof. Gianluca Polese
Student representative: Luigi Gallucci, e-mail email@example.com
Didactic secretariat : https://www.unina.it/-/769598-segreteria-studenti-area-didattica-scienze-mm-ff-nn-
Departmental secretariat: http://www.dipartimentodibiologia.unina.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Segreterie-didattiche.pdf
Department of Biology http://www.dipartimentodibiologia.unina.it
Polytechnic and Basic Science School http://www.scuolapsb.unina.it
University Federico II http://www.unina.it
Orientation portal http://www.orientamento.unina.it
Official Social Contacts : https://it-it.facebook.com/biologia.unina/
The names of the holders, the contents, the objectives, the methods of carrying out and verifying each individual course are detailed by the individual departments of reference:
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