The Master’s degree aim to train marine biologists with the skills needed for understanding key processes and patterns in marine and coastal ecosystems, for the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, and for the development of methods and technologies for the breeding of economically relevant commercial species.
The knowledge of Biology acquired during the Bachelor will be deepened with course units on evolutionary processes; reproductive strategies; adaptation, morphological and functional plasticity; genetics; molecular biology; marine ecology and conservation; climate changes and other anthropogenic impacts on the environment; experimental design and data analysis.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
- A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with proven skills in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Biology
English: B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Experimental design and statistical analysis;
- Marine biodiversity;
- Marine ecology: patterns and processes;
- Molecular methods for management and aquaculture;
- Ecology and physiology of global changes;
- Life cycles and adaptations of marine organisms;
- Marine conservation: principles and applications;
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and welfare in aquaculture;
- Practical marine ecology;
- Seafood sustainability, production and control.
- Biodiversity and behaviour;
- Marine ecotoxicology;
- Farming and feeding of aquatic species;
- Fish reproduction in aquaculture;
- Marine microbiology;
- Pathology of aquatic organisms.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Total Fees: €2,622 per year
Awards: Master's degree in Marine Biology
Credit: 120 ECTS
Graduates reach leadership roles in public and private institutions devoted to the protection and sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment, in laboratories of marine ecotoxicology and quality control of seafood, and in aquaculture facilities. In addition, it is possible to be employed in research institutions and to work in the field of education and outreach. After completion of the Master, students can sustain the State qualification test for being a professional biologist in Italy.
About this institute
The University of Padua
The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...
Why study at University of Padua
- The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
- During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
- Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
- Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.
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