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  Marine Biology

University of Padua    School of Science

Full time October MSc 2 years
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13) Veterinary Sciences (35)

About the course

The Master’s degree in Marine Biology offers sophisticated and modern tools for the study, conservation and responsible management of marine biodiversity and for the development of methods and technologies for the breeding of species of commercial interest. Students specialise in the study of evolutionary mechanisms and dynamics, reproductive strategies, organism/environment interactions. Thet may find employment in different contexts such as public or private entities responsible for the protection and management of the marine environment, in marine toxicology laboratories and assessment of quality of fish products in aquaculture facilities. Students will also be able to act as a consultant for environmental impact investigations, connected to the reproduction of fish species of commercial or scientific research value in universities and other research institutions.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with proven skills in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Biology

Additional entry requirements: Entry title and GPA

English: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

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Our tuition fees will not exceed 2700 euros per year. Scholarship and fee waivers are available for international students, for more information visit our website.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Padua


Student Profile


Ever since I was a little kid I have always loved nature, especially animals. Thanks to this I always knew that I wanted to become an environmental biologist.


2-year scholarships of € 8.000 per academic year including fee waiver.
Renewals are based on merit achievements (ECTS) obtained during the programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 8.000 scholarship per academic year


International students with a foreign degree not residing in Italy applying during the first Call for applications
The Academic Committee of each degree programme shortlists eligible applicants and awards the most deserving candidates based on academic excellence in their field of study, quality, and records from their prior learning.

Application Procedure

No separate application nor specific documents required. Candidates applying during the 1st Call for applications admitted to the programme are automatically considered for the selection procedure

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