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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.77k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 2.77k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The 2nd cycle Degree Programme prepares graduates for operating as experts in the sector of animal production and products of animal origin. The course teaches advanced knowledge necessary for managing zootechnical companies (including those operating in the aquaculture sector), centres of genetic improvements and plants for slaughtering, preservation and transformation of foods of animal origin.

    Graduates are involved in:

    * 1) Safety and quality of animal productions;
    * 2) Certification and quality control in laboratories and in the industry of products of animal origin;
    * 3) Development and management of new technologies in animal productions;
    * 4) Production and transformation of foods of animal origin.

    First Year


    * Animal Nutrition and Practical Feeding
    * Animal Production and Veterinary Legislation (Integrated Course)
    * 65868 Animal Protection and Veterinary Legislation
    * 11633 Animal Productions
    * English Language Test B - 2
    * Farm Organization and Marketing
    * Aquaculture, Avi-culture and Rabbit Culture
    * Biotechnologies applied to Animal Production (Integrated Course)
    * 65860 Methods of Molecular Genetics for the Improvement of Livestock Production
    * 65863 Innovative Reproductive Technologies in Zootechnical Species
    * Health in Animal Production (Integrated Course)
    * 65873 Health and Hygiene in Aquaculture
    * 65870 Communicable Diseases and Public Health

    Second Year


    * Food Safety (Integrated Course)
    * 36619 Toxicology of Residues in Food-Producing Animals and their Products
    * 66019 Certification and Traceability of Food of Animal Origin
    * Microbiology of Animal Food Products
    * Work Placement (2nd Cycle)
    * Final Examination (2nd Cycle)
    * Food Technology: Dairy, Meat and Fishery Products
    * Quality Descriptors in Acquatic and Terrestrial Animal Foods


    * Human Nutrition and Food of Animal Origin
    * Systems and Technologies for a Sustainable Livestock Production
    * Ethology and Animal Welfare
    * Genomic, Nutrigenomic and Traceability Applied to Animal Productions

    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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