www.unimi.it bioscienze.bio Dipartimento Bioscienze

(Class LM-6)


The main goal of the MBC Master degree is to train biologists in advanced biomolecular research, to prepare them for present and future challenges in the field. The specific goal of the MBC programme is to provide in depth and up-to-date knowledge in the following subjects: molecular genome analysis; regulation of gene expression; structure and function of biological macromolecules and their interactions in supramolecular complexes; cellular communication, signal perception and transduction, metabolic regulation, biomolecular engineering and computing. The course will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of biomolecular research. The graduate student will acquire first-hand expertise in state-of-the-art and emerging research technologies/approaches, data acquisition systems and analysis, and will address current world scientific challenges in the research laboratories in the Department of Biosciences.

  • Degree classification - Denomination and code: LM-6 Biology
  • Degree title: Master Degree
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Credits required for admission: 180
  • Total number of credits required to complete programme: 120
  • Access procedures: open, subject to entry requirements
  • Course code: F9Y

Programme description: www.ccdbiol.unimi.it/it/corsiDiStudio/2017/F9Yof1/manifesto.html

Available theses: Current thesis positions www.campagnenaturalistiche.unimi.it/offerte_tesi/elenco-tesi.php?sel=4

Informazioni e modalità organizzative per immatricolazione

Both Italian and foreign students must submit admission applications by the deadlines indicated in the "student area" of the University web portal. Undergraduates who intend to graduate by 28th February 2018 may also apply. Completion of the application form is compulsory and must be submitted electronically to the following address:

The prerequisite to access the MBC Master Degree program is an adequate knowledge of the fundaments of biological disciplines. This will be verified through 1) evaluation of the bachelor study program and 2) direct assessment of candidate scientific background knowledge. The candidate’s background knowledge in Biology will be verified by an interview with the Commission for Admittance to the Master, composed by teaching members appointed by the Teaching Board. The interview will evaluate the expertise of the candidate in topics related to the MBC degree, and will ascertain the knowledge of the English language.
The committee evaluates the candidate on a 100-point scale:
  • up to 25/100 will be given for the graduation grade;
  • up to 10/100 for the curriculum (type of degree, outnumbered free courses, Erasmus experience, others…)
  • up to 65/100 for the interview
The minimum requirement for admission is 60/100. As a possible outcome, despite meeting the requested curricular requirements, the candidate may be refused admission; such an outcome will prevent admission for the current year.

For the Academic Year 2017-2018, interviews will take place at the Department of Biosciences, Via Celoria 26, room 2A, on the following days:
  • September 26th 2017, at 14.30, for graduated students;
  • November 8th 2017, at 14.30, for students that graduate in September;
  • January 16th 2018, at 14.30, for students that graduate in December
  • March 6th 2018 at 14.30, for students that graduate in February. Students must bring an ID card for identification.
For foreign students who are not resident in Italy and were awarded their bachelor degree abroad, evaluation will be performed, based on the candidate curriculum and may be invited to an online interview. Foreign students who reside in Italy are classed as Italian citizens and must sit the same exams.
It is advisable to check for any possible updates about dates and times of examination the website: www.ccdbiol.unimi.it


Head of Study Programme Prof.ssa Maria Ida De Michelis (mariaida.demichelis@unimi.it)

Degree Course Coordinator Prof.ssa Luisa Guerrini (

Tutors - Faculty
Profs. Lucia Colombo, Martino Bolognesi, Alex Costa, Maria Ida De Michelis, Daniela Ghisotti, Anna Moroni, Marco Muzi Falconi

Degree Course website http://www.ccdbiol.unimi.it/it/corsiDiStudio/2018/F9Yof1/index.html

MATRICULATION AND ENROLLMENT http://www.unimi.it/studenti/matricole/77670.htm
MBC Email: bmc@unimi.it

Student administrative office:
Università degli studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Bioscienze, via Celoria 20, Milano.
Tel. +39 199188128).
Opening times: Mon-Wed-Fri 9-12; Tue-Thur 13.30-15.30 www.unimi.it/studenti/segreterie/773.htm

Student information office
Università degli studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Bioscienze, via Celoria, 26 - 2° piano torre A, Milano.
Opening times: from Monday to Friday, 10-11:45
Email: cl.biol@unimi.it