Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (Single cycle degree/Combined Bachelor and Master - 300/360 ECTS) in Veterinary Medicine

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico (Single cycle degree/Combined Bachelor and Master - 300/360 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8617
Degree Programme Class LM-42 - Veterinary medicine
Years in which the programme is being held All (5 years)
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Ozzano dell' Emilia
Degree Programme Director Gualtiero Gandini
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

1.1 Access requirements

To be accepted on this degree programme you need to have a 5-year high school leaver's certificate or foreign qualification recognised as compatible, or a 4-year high school leaver's diploma plus catch-up year or, where that is no longer being run, proof of having made up an additional learning requirement.

1.2 Restricted access

The single-cycle Master's degree programme in Veterinary Medicine, with restricted access nation-wide (ex art. 1 L. 264/99), is governed by a ministerial decree. The number of students who may enrol and the terms of selection will be publicized every year by a specific Call for applications. Access to the degree programme is regulated by Law 264/1999 which requires that specific Ministry-devised tests be passed.

1.3 Knowledge requirement

You also need to be able to speak and write Italian and be able to reason, as well as possessing B1-level English as certified by the University Language Centre.

1.4 Knowledge test

Knowledge of written and spoken Italian, and an ability to reason, are deemed to have been shown if you achieve the pass-mark (see Call) in the restricted-access admission test.

1.5 Additional learning requirements (OFAs)

The Degree Programme Board reserves the right to set OFAs in relation to the yearly pass-mark set by the Ministry. If you fail in the written/oral Italian and reasoning test, the OFA requirement may be satisfied by your passing an exam in the first year, set yearly by the degree programme, within the terms decided by the Academic Authorities and published on the University Portal.

Failure to pass OFAs means you must re-enrol to repeat the same year of the programme.

1.6 Language test

The B1 entry level of English will be tested by 31st January of the academic year in which you enrol. If you fail that test, you will be set an OFA. Failure to satisfy the OFA by the term set by the Academic Authorities means you must re-enrol to repeat the same year.

Students possessing equivalent language certificates may be exempted from sitting the B1-level English test.

Programme profile

Graduates from the single-cycle Master's degree programme in Veterinary Medicine will possess the scientific grounding and theoretical/practical preparation needed to practise as veterinarians; they will also have the methodological and cultural basis for pursuing lifelong learning programmes as well as the methodological expertise for doing scientific research. Graduates from the single-cycle Master's degree programme in Veterinary Medicine also possess a B2 level of English. To achieve this may involve both practice in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and compulsory attendance of lessons. The criteria will be announced as the degree programme unfolds. The learning outcomes of the degree programme are attained via lessons of theory and practicals based on standards for which positive evaluation (stage 1) has twice been received from the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). For practical training the School uses teaching laboratories, a teaching hospital, an experimental dairy farm and the School abattoir. The learning curriculum during the programme may be completed by attending the research and diagnostic laboratories run by the Department of Veterinary Medical Science.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

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

Career opportunities

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