PhD School

PhD programs represent the third level of University education in Italy, and are designed to provide participants with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to carry out highly high quality research and executive activities both in public or private institutions. Application for a PhD program at the UNIVPM requires a master degree (Laurea Magistrale or Specialistica). To be admitted candidates must pass a competitive selection based on qualifications and examinations.  The PhD Degree is awarded at the end of a three years program, after successful completion of various requirements, including the writing of a dissertation and its oral presentation and defense.
Optional courses second year
PhD Course in Life and Environmental Sciences
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Marine Biology and Ecology Curriculum:
The curriculum in "Marine Biology and Ecology" stems from the awareness of the scientific, but also social and economic issues related to the study and management of the marine environment and its resources. In the international context, today unavoidable in science, it has been prepared a curriculum leading to the formation of professionals able to move in marine research, both basic and applied. The curriculum in "Biology and Marine Ecology" aims to develop to the highest degree the ability of the student to conduct research and provide high-level expertise in the field of environmental management. The training program requires that the student acquires gradually but actively, theoretical knowledge, technical skills, methodological rigor and openness necessary for the typically interdisciplinary research in the field of marine biology. The student will be trained in research planning, its execution, collection and analysis of data and interpretation of results.
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Civil and Environmental Protection Curriculum:
The PhD program in "Civil and Environmental Protection" addresses the need to develop models of human-environment interactions that are safe and sustainable. The increasing number of natural and anthropogenic disasters is putting a strain on the capacity of civil and environmental protection agencies in responding to increasingly complex emergencies and with progressively global implications. Hence, the need to train a new generation of researchers and managers in the field of civil protection, disaster risk reduction, and environmental protection, equipped with the necessary theoretical knowledge and managerial skills. They will need to operate locally and internationally, both for the immediate resolution of crisis, and for the strategic risk mitigation and natural resources management of a certain region. This program is geared toward a multidisciplinary approach on environmental protection and disaster risk reduction. The student will be trained on designing and managing research projects, data collection, and analysis and interpretation of results to define theoretical models. Moreover, the program, besides being a test-bed of students’ scientific rigor, their critical thinking skills and individual creativity, provides them an important opportunity to contribute to advance scientific knowledge in the field of civil and environmental protection.
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Biomolecular Sciences Curriculum:
The curriculum in "Biomolecular Sciences" proposes the training of experts to be included in the strategic areas of public and private scientific research and public and private industry that deals with biomolecular sciences. Within the disciplines that relate to this scientific area, biological problems are studied and resolved through an interdisciplinary approach and through the use of advanced techniques of chemical, molecular and cellular biology. Both the world of public and private research and of industry and manufacturing are increasingly inclined to accept new opportunities arising from the life sciences and, in particular, the biomolecular sciences. So new perspectives of work in the field of basic research and applied research can start. The curriculum will provide the future PhD all the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge that will enable him to fit into research groups, even in the industry, making his own original and positive contribution. The student will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge through specific and advanced courses, and will acquire adequate practical skills in the laboratory under the constant and careful guidance of a Tutor following original and multidisciplinary field of research. At the same time he will acquire the ability to critically evaluate the results obtained in their research and to present them to the scientific community.
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