Master Degrees

Biotechnology in Medicine

The degree in Medical Biotechnology of the University of Milano Bicocca belongs to the class of Degrees in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmacological Biotechnology (LM9), has a duration of two years and requires the acquisition of 120 university credits in order to obtain the degree. It includes 10 exams that will provide a total of 64 credits.

The remaining credits (up to 16) will be obtained through different educational activities such as laboratory attendance, activities chosen by each student or aiming to help the students to prepare themselves for job placement. Work in the lab, writing of a thesis and its discussion will provide other 40 credits. Generally speaking, the exams will be 9 in the first year, and one plus the activities chosen by each student in the second year.

There is no admission exam for this course. However, an evaluation of the curriculum and of the personal competence will be performed before the student enrolls in the course.
Some courses are given in English (see the specifications of the degree).
University of Milano Bicocca and the University Paris Diderot (Paris 7) have started a common program that allows the students to obtain a degree recognized in Italy and abroad: Degree in Medical Biotechnology and European Master in Genetics.

At the end of the course the student will obtain a Degree in Medical Biotechnology.
This title allows the admission to Masters (second level), PhD programs and fellowship programs in the medical field (only those in which biotechnologists are admitted).

The graduate from Medical Biotechnology can undertake the Biology Board Exam and, if passed, be part of the National Register of Biologists, section A.

This course wants to provide a solid cultural and methodological preparation in the most advanced biology and biotechnology application in the medical field. The possibility to reach these goals is facilitated by the synergy between the teachers of the course, including both basic scientists and those performing clinical studies. For this reason the students will gain a better understanding of translational
medicine. The experience and skills obtained during the course will allow our graduates to take an active part in research, development of innovative biotechnologies, design of biomedical systems, in particular those involved in diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

A very high percentage of graduates from this course had a job one year after graduation (84,6%), percentage higher than that observed for graduates from other courses (69,9%). (Data obtained from XIX indagine Alma Laurea).

In addition, data obtained from our university, showed that 89,1% of the students (cohort 2014/15) of this course graduated on time or with an extra year, percentage higher than that observed at a national level (73%, Data obtained from Anagrafe Nazionale Studenti).

Nursing and Midwifery Sciences

The Master Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences has a two years duration and to complete the program students have to acquire 120 academic credits (CFU). A total number of 11 exams are scheduled providing 100 CFUs. The remaining academic credits are provided by clinical trainings, seminars, integrative activities chosen by students (i.e. stage) and the final exam, including the dissertation of a Master Degree Thesis.

The 11 exams are organized as follows: 6 exams within the first and 5 exams within the second year of education. The number of students per year admitted to the course is determined on the base of a national Ministry planning for this Degree. The official language of
the course is the Italian one.

The Master Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences allows students to apply for further high education programs as Post-Graduate Diplomas (second level Diplomas according to the Italian national legislation) and/or Doctoral programs (PhD) both in Milano-Bicocca and in other Universities in the Country.

The main aim of the course is to provide students those knowledge and skills that are needed to operate at an advanced level of competencies in clinical, educational, organizational or research settings both in public and private health institutions. Based on available data, students who have completed the Master Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences have a 90% occupational rate after one year from the end of the course.