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 are required to take part of the courses, broadens the graduate's job prospects, enabling them to enter the labour markets at national and international level.
The Master's course in Plant Science provides in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge on the molecular and cellular aspects of plants, whether they are model organisms or species of agricultural interest, and their interactions with the environment. The skills acquired in this Master's programme will enable the graduate to carry out 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.
- Functions of responsibility in public or private sectors in charge of 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 will be able to take the national examination to obtain the qualification to practice as a biologist and consequently register in the Italian National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will be able to access PhD positions, specialization schools and other Master's courses.
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. Graduates in Plant Science will be able to take on functions of high responsibility in all professional fields in which an in-deep knowledge of plant biology is required, in particular those involving the use of plant biological systems and high competence in plant genetics and molecular biology techniques.
- Graduates will be able to take the national examination to obtain the qualification to practice as a biologist and consequently register in the Italian National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will be able to access PhD positions, specialization schools and other Master's courses.
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 assume functions of high responsibility in all professional fields in which a comprehensive knowledge of plant organisms is required, from the molecular and cellular level to the organismic level, and the interactions between living organisms and the ecosystem.
- Graduates will be able to take the national examination to obtain the qualification to practice as a biologist and consequently register in the Italian National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will be able to access PhD positions, specialization schools and other Master's courses.
Job opportunities:
- Universities and public or private research institutions;
- Biotechnological, pharmaceutical, chemical industries and bio-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 Plant Science graduate will be able to take high responsibility functions in all professional fields where it is necessary to develop and conduct research projects on plant science concepts and theories. The graduated student will be able to:
- Designing and carrying out experimental research projects aimed at expanding and innovating the scientific knowledge about plants, including applications in applied sectors;
- Ensures the proper functioning of laboratories and scientific equipment;
- Define and apply scientific protocols in laboratory experiments and research activities on both basic and applied plant science;
- Graduates will be able to take the national examination to obtain the qualification to practice as a biologist and consequently register in the Italian National Order of Biologists (Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi, section A). They will be able to access PhD positions, specialization schools and other Master's courses.
Job opportunities:
- Universities and research institutions;
- Public and private research laboratories.

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Stakeholders

The programme interacts with local, national and international stakeholders, such as professional organizations, manufacturing companies and service providers.