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Environmental Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The Global Environmental Change master programme offered at Ca' Foscari University of Venice provides you with an elevated qualification and specialisation in the following fields: application of methodology of investigation and the design of recovery operations and environmental rehabilitation; evaluation of environmental resources; regional management and planning and of coastal marine systems.



• Control and Environmental Rehabilitation (taught in Italian)

• Global Environmental Change (taught in English)

• Evaluation and Management of Environmental Systems (taught in Italian)


Graduates are highly qualified specialists capable of tackling the prevention, diagnosis and resolution of environmental issues thanks to their multidisciplinary skill set. They are equipped to assume positions of responsibility in project and facilities management. Possible career opportunities include:

• Environmental change expert

• Agriculture and forestry management expert

• Geologist

• Biologist

• Botanist

• Ecologist

• Zoologist


• Candidates must be assessed to confirm their possession of the minimum curricular and experiential requirements.

• For the Global Environmental Change curriculum, a certified B2-level knowledge of English is required; for the other curricula, a certified B2-level knowledge of both Italian and English is required.


Joint Master’s degree in Sustainable Development with Karl-Franzens Universität Graz (Austria), Leipzig University (Germany), Utrecht University (Netherlands), Basel University (Switzerland), Hiroshima University (Japan). Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Teri University (India) are additional partner universities. The selection procedure is managed by a consortium through a dedicated portal.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Modelling And Data Management
  • Integrated Management Of Natural Resources
  • Global Change Biology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Environmental Impacts Related To Climate Change

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
          • Italian
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:


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        General Requirements

        • An adequate personal preparation

        Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/ecology and Earth and Social Sciences

        Personal preparation will be verified by the Didactic College through the evaluation of CV, that reserves the right to call the candidate to an oral interview.

        • Specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields
        • Understanding of English language at level B2

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          2100 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA

          2100 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Depending on the nationality, the fees range from 700 to 2,100 Euros.

        Living costs for Venice

        • 600 - 950 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


        • In order to ensure that everyone effectively has access to higher education, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
        • Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
        • Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university. 

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