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The programme gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

International mobilityExchanges are possible through agreements with a number of European Universities as part of the Erasmus/Socrates programme and other conventions. Students may also choose to carry out part of their thesis abroad.

First Year

Attività formative obbligatorie
* Cell and Structural Biochemistry with Bioinformatics Laboratory

* Molecular Oncology

* Nanobiotechnolgies and Biocatalytic Applications

* Principles of Biochemical Engineering

* Protein and Proteomic Engineering with Laboratory

* Functional Genetics with Laboratory

* Protein Structures (Biocristallography and NMR Spectrosccopy)

* Advanced Molecular Biology with Laboratory

Second Year

Attività formative obbligatorie
* Preparation for the Final Examination


* Final Examination

Esami a libera scelta dello studente (min 8 CFU) (max limit 25 CFU)
* Biologically Relevant Peptides and Peptide Analogues

* Biopolymers - Not available for the year2013/2014

* Chemical and Molecular Methods for the Study of Proteins

* Computational Drug Design - Not available for the year2013/2014


* Neurobiology



* Biotechnological/Chemical Industry Products and Productions

* BIOTECNOLOGIE BIANCHE - Not available for the year2013/2014

* Combinatorial Chemistry

* Human and Molecular Genetics

* Industrial Biochemistry - Not available for the year2013/2014

* Molecular and Cellular Biology - Not available for the year2013/2014

* Molecular Genetics of Development - Not available for the year2013/2014

Percorso formativo a scelta (14 CFU)
Percorso 1 - Industriale (14 CFU) * Bioinorganics, Bioelectronics and Biosensors wth Laboratory

* Chemical Plants (Bioreactors and Bioseparations)

Percorso 2 - Molecolare (14 CFU) * Applied Microbiology and Molecular Virology with Laboratory

* Staminal Cells with Laboratory

University requirements

Program requirements

For admission to a Second Cycle Degree Programme, you must have one of the following qualifications: * first Cycle Degree; * second Cycle Degree; * University Diploma; * qualification issued by the Fine Arts Academies, National Dance Academy, National Dramatic Arts Academy, Higher Institutes for Artistic Industries, Conservatories and equivalent musical institutes, according to the system in force on the date of entry into force of Italian Law no. 508 of 21/12/99 (provided that the candidates also possess a high school diploma); * original foreign university or post-secondary qualification (you must check the suitability of the qualification).The qualification must comply with the curricular requirements laid down for the Programme you wish to enrol in.To enrol in a Second Cycle Degree Programme with open access, you must also sit the entrance exam.

The University of Bologna offers Unibo Action 2 study grants to deserving international students, who wish to register for Second Cycle Degree Programmes in A.Y. 2014/2015. The grants, worth 11,000 gross, are assigned on the basis of the GRE (Revised General Test) test scores. Read the full information on the requirements and the application procedure in the call for applications, available on the website of the University of Bologna. The deadline to apply for these grants is March 31st, 2014.

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