Master’s degree in Analysis and Environmental Management – University of Palermo
Department: Earth and Sea Sciences
Teaching language of the course: Italian
The Master’s degree in Analysis and Environmental Management aims to train highly qualified professionals able to use a multidisciplinary approach in the prevention, requalification, diagnosis and solution of environmental problems.
The training activities offer an in-depth cultural background with a systemic focus on the environment and provide our students the ability to:
– identify the interactions between the factors involved in complex environmental processes, systems and problems;
– apply different methods to investigate complex ecosystem situations connected with environmental recovery;
– use remote detection techniques and geographic information systems;
– exploit bioindicators in the analysis, management and environmental requalification;
– operate with coordination responsibilities in the fields of environmental analysis, management and requalification;
– evaluate environmental resources and formulate hypotheses for the management and planning of the territory and the conservation of the environment.
The acquisition of the above cited skills is achieved through an integrated knowledge of the physical, mathematical, biological, chemical, ecological, and earth sciences and juridical-economic-evaluative disciplines. The didactic activity consists of lessons, laboratory experiments, modelling and simulations, field excursions, soil, water, and air sampling, and current analytical methods. The course will also introduce students to several relevant agencies and stakeholders dealing with the environment, in an effort to help them build professional networks.
Common job opportunities for our graduates include PhDs or research contracts at a university or a research institute and teaching in first and second-grade secondary schools. Graduates can be hired, for example, as
1) Environmental management and monitoring experts;
2) Safety and environmental protection experts;
3) Biologists and Geologists;
4) Soil Protection Technicians.