Careers and stakeholders


Biologist and assimilated professions. The decision to offer a Master's degree entirely in English and the close collaboration with UGA, where students have to follow part of the courses, broadens the graduate's job prospects, enabling him or her to enter the domestic and foreign labour markets.
The Master's course in Plant Science provides in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge of the molecular and cellular aspects of plants, whether they are model organisms or of agricultural interest, and their interactions with the environment. The skills acquired in this Master's 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 accountable 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 sciences. The graduated in Plant Science will be able to take high responsibility functions in all professional fields 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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