Careers and stakeholders

Biologist and assimilated professions
The choice to offer a Master's Degree entirely in English and the close collaboration with UGA, where the student have to take part of the courses, allows the graduate to enter the national and foreign labor market.

The master's degree in Plant Science is equipped with in-depth and cutting-edge knowledge on molecular and cellular aspects of plants, whether they are model organisms or plants of agricultural interest, and their interactions with the environment.

The skills acquired in this degree course will allow the graduate to perform functions of high responsibility in professional fields such as:

  • Basic and applied research activities in university laboratories, other public or private research institutions and in industry, with particular reference to plant organisms;
  • Research and development of scientific methodologies for the study of plant biology;
  • Responsibility functions in public or private sectors responsible for environmental protection and management, in biology research laboratories, in biotechnology and food industries and in all professional fields where a multidisciplinary approach to plant biology is required;
  • Scientific dissemination and publishing activities.
  • Teaching activities.

Graduates can take the state exam for the qualification to practice the profession of biologist and consequently obtain the enrolment in the National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will also have access to PhD positions, specialization schools and other master's degrees.

Job opportunities:

  • Universities and public and private research institutions;
  • Public and private laboratories for biological, microbiological, genetic and quality control analyses;
  • Biotechnological, pharmaceutical, chemical and biorefinery industries;
  • Communication, scientific dissemination and information, scientific publishing;
  • Plant genetic improvement and seed production;
  • Agro-food sector;
  • Production of molecules of food, industrial and pharmaceutical interest in plant systems;
  • Cooperation and development in international organizations.


Biotechnologist
The graduated in Plant Science will be able to take high responsibility functions in all professional fields in which a deep knowledge of plant biology topics is required, particularly in those involving the use of plant biological systems and genetic engineering techniques for applications in various sectors.

Graduates can take the state exam for the qualification to practice the profession of biologist and consequently obtain the enrolment in the National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will also have access to PhD positions, specialization schools and other master's degrees.

Job opportunities:

  • Universities and public and private research institutions;
  • Biotechnological, pharmaceutical, chemical and biorefinery industries;
  • Plant breeding and seed production companies
  • Cooperation and development in international organizations


Botanist
The graduated in Plant Science will be able to take high responsibility functions in all professional fields in which a complete knowledge of plant organisms is required, from the molecular and cellular level, to the organismic to the interactions between living organisms and the ecosystem.

Graduates can take the state exam for the qualification to practice the profession of biologist and consequently obtain the enrolment in the National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will also have access to PhD positions, specialization schools and other master's degrees.

Job opportunities:

  • Universities and public or private research institutions;
  • Biotechnological, pharmaceutical, chemical industries and bi- refineries;
  • Communication, dissemination and scientific information, scientific publishing
  • Plant genetic improvement and seed production
  • Agro-food sector
  • Production of molecules of food, industrial and pharmaceutical interest in plant systems
  • Cooperation and development in international organizations


Researchers and technicians with a degree in life science
The graduated in Plant Science will be able to take high responsibility functions in all professional fields in where it is necessary to develop and conduct research projects on concepts and theories dealing with plant science. The graduated student will be able to:

  • Designs and carry out experimental research projects aimed at broadening and innovating the scientific knowledge on plants, including applications in applied sectors;
  • Ensures the operation of laboratories and scientific equipment;
  • Defines and apply scientific protocols in laboratory experiments and research activities on both basic and applied plant science.

Graduates can take the state exam for the qualification to practice the profession of biologist and consequently obtain the enrolment in the National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will also have access to PhD positions, specialization schools and other master's degrees.

Job opportunities:

  • Universities and research institutions
  • Public and private research laboratories.

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Stakeholders

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