1. Bachelor's Degree Italian or foreign citizens who have a Bachelor's degree (Italian Laurea Triennale or equivalent) in Biotechnology (L-2 class and previous class 1) and Biological Sciences (L13 class) are admitted. Italian or foreign citizen with a Bachelor's degree (Italian Laurea Triennale or equivalent) in the following classes: - Chemical sciences and technologies (L27 class) - Physical sciences and technologies (L30 class); - Mathematical sciences (L35 class) - Food Science and Technology (L26 class); - Pharmaceutical science and technology (L29 class) - Agriculture and forestry industry (L25 class) who have obtained sufficient knowledge, at least 12 University credits (CFU), in the following biological subjects: Cell biology (BIO/06), Biochemistry (BIO/10), Molecular biology (BIO/11), are admitted. 2. Language Requirements Knowledge of English is a requirement for the access to the QB Master degree. Students should have acquired beforehand a B2 level certification (vantage or upper intermediate, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment). Students without a B2 placement test may be accepted on condition that their level of English proficiency, assessed during the interview, is evidently good. The adequate personal preparation of the candidates, their ability to communicate in English and their motivation are decisive elements for the admission and they are going to be verified and tested during an admission interview. Knowledge of Italian is not required for attendance. However, as required by regulations, foreign students will have to demonstrate to have acquired basic knowledge of the Italian language before the final dissertation.
The QB degree program supports the international mobility of the University program: a lecturer (for the academic year 2020/2021, Dr. Sara Sertich) acts as a tutor for students interested in the Erasmus + program, in order to guide students in their choice of the most suitable program for their formation. Every January, the Erasmus + program is presented to the QB students through a local event organized by the coordinator of the Erasmus + program of the Industrial Biotechnology area (Prof. Veronica Gregis). In the framework of the Erasmus+ program, the QB Master course has in place agreements with Universities in Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Norway, and The Netherlands, all offering courses in English. Calls for participation can be found at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/en/international/study-abroad/studying-abroad-eras…. The time spent abroad can be used to attend courses and pass the relative exams, thus collecting credits towards the Master degree, as well as to carry out the experimental project for the dissertation. The student admitted to the mobility program must submit a study plan detailing the training activities that he/she plans to carry out, with the corresponding credits. The number of credits should correspond as much as possible to the number of credits that the student should acquire in a similar time at the home University. The proposed activities must be consistent with the goals and the contents of the Master degree. The study plan must be approved by the QB Student Mobility Committee, which can request changes or integrations. At the end of the mobility program, according to the guidelines provided by the University of Milan, the courses attended (with a passed exam) by the student are registered in his/her career, preferably with its original name and with an indication of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) and their conversion in CFU (usually 1 ECTS= 1 CFU). The students willing to carry out their dissertation work as part of a mobility program abroad must have an internal supervisor (chosen among the QB lecturers) and the study plan must be approved by the QB teaching board.
Attendance to lessons and practicals is strongly recommended. The experimental project leading to the final dissertation is mandatory for the Master Degree.