Admission Requirements A.A. 2021-2022

The MSc Program in “Food Safety and Food Risk Management” has no access restrictions other than those established by law and by the present regulation.


In order to profitably attend the MSC in “Food Safety and Food Risk Management” it is necessary to have an adequate basic knowledge in food technology, food microbiology, food chemistry, primary production, human nutrition, as well as an adequate knowledge of the English language (level B2).


Before enrollment, both the possession of the suitable curricular requisites and the adequacy of the personal preparation are to be verified, according to the methods specified below. Candidates in possession of Italian qualifications that meet the conditions specified below will be admitted without any restriction, while all the other cases will be verified by a special Admission Commission, indicated by the President of the Study Program.


The curricular requirements are automatically satisfied by the possession of a three-year Italian university Bachelor Degree in the Degree classes defined by the italian DM 270/04: L-25 (Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Technology), L-26 (Agri-Food Science and Technology) e L-38 (Zootechnical Sciences and Sciences of Animal Production), or in the Degree Classes defined by th Italian DM 509/99: 20 (Agricultural, Agri-Food and Forestry Sciences and Technologiesi) e 40 (Zootechnical Sciences and Sciences of Animal Production), as well as an adequate knowledge of english language, certified as indicated below.


Perspective students in possession of a different Bachelor Degree than the ones listed above can also be enrolled, if they have acquired in their career at least 60 ECTS relevant for the present MSc course.

All the courses belonging to the following Italian sectors are considered to be relevant:

FIS/01 Fisica sperimentale (Experimental physics)

FIS/02 Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici (Theoretical physics, mathematical models and methods)

FIS/03 Fisica della materia (Physics of matter)

FIS/04 Fisica nucleare e subnucleare (Nuclear and subnuclear physics)

FIS/05 Astronomia e astrofisica (Astronomy and astrophysics)

FIS/06 Fisica per il sistema terra e il mezzo circumterrestre (Physics of the Earth and of the circumterrestrial medium)

FIS/07 Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina) (Applied physics)

FIS/08 Didattica e storia della fisica (Didactics and history of physics)

MAT/01 Logica matematica (Mathematical logic) MAT/02 Algebra (Algebra)

MAT/03 Geometria (Geometry)

MAT/04 Matematiche complementari (Mathematics education and history of mathematics)

MAT/05 Analisi matematica (Mathematical analysis)

MAT/06 Probabilità e statistica matematica (Probability and statistics)

MAT/07 Fisica matematica (Mathematical physics)

MAT/08 Analisi numerica (Numerical analysis)

MAT/09 Ricerca operativa (Operational research)

INF/01 Informatica (Informatics)

CHIM/01 Chimica analitica (Analytical chemistry)

CHIM/02 Chimica fisica (Physical chemistry)

CHIM/03 Chimica generale e inorganica (General and inorganic chemistry)

CHIM/06 Chimica organica (Organic chemistry)

CHIM/10 Chimica degli alimenti (Food chemistry)

CHIM/11 Chimica e biotecnologia delle fermentazioni (Chemistry and biotechnology of fermentation)

AGR/01 Economia ed estimo rurale (Agricultural economics and rural appraisal)

AGR/02 Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee (Agronomy and field crops)

AGR/03 Arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree (Arboriculture and Fruitculture)

AGR/11 Entomologia generale e applicata (General and applied entomology)

AGR/12 Patologia vegetale (Plant pathology)

AGR/13 Chimica Agraria (Agricultural chemistry)

AGR/15 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari (Food science and technology)

AGR/16 Microbiologia agraria (Agricultural Microbiology)

AGR/17 Zootecnica generale e miglioramento genetico (Livestock systems, animal breeding and genetics)

AGR/18 Nutrizione e alimentazione animale (Animal nutrition and feeding)

AGR/19 Zootecnica speciale (Animal science)

MED/42 Igiene generale e applicata (Hygiene and public health)

MED/49 Scienze tecniche dietetiche applicate (Food sciences and dietetics)

BIO/01 Botanica generale (General botany)

BIO/02 Botanica sistematica (Systematic botany)

BIO/03 Botanica ambientale e applicata (Environmental and applied botany)

BIO/04 Fisiologia vegetale (Plant physiology)

BIO/05 Zoologia (Zoology) BIO/09 Fisiologia (Physiology)

BIO/10 Biochimica (Biochemistry)

BIO/11 Biologia molecolare (Molecular biology)

BIO/12 Biochimica clinica e biologia molecolare clinica (Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology)

BIO/13 Biologia applicata (Experimental biology)

BIO/14 Farmacologia (Pharmacology)

BIO/15 Biologia farmaceutica (Pharmaceutical biology)

BIO/16 Anatomia umana (Human anatomy)

BIO/19 Microbiologia generale (General microbiology)

VET/01 Anatomia degli animali domestici (Veterinary anatomy)

VET/02 Fisiologia veterinaria (Veterinary physiology)

VET/03 Patologia generale e anatomia patologica veterinaria (Veterinary pathology)

VET/04 Ispezione degli alimenti di origine animale (Inspection of foods of animal origin)

VET/05 Malattie infettive degli animali domestici (Infectious diseases of domestic animals)

VET/06 Parassitologia e malattie parassitarie degli animali (Parasitology and animal parasitic diseases)

VET/07 Farmacologia e tossicologia veterinaria (Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology)

ING-IND/10 Fisica tecnica industriale (Thermal engineering and industrial energy systems)

ING-IND/11 Fisica tecnica ambientale (Building physics and building energy systems)

IUS/03 Diritto agrario (Agri-food law)

IUS/04 Diritto commerciale (Business Law)

SECS-S/01 Statistica (Statistics)

SECS-S/02 Statistica per la ricerca sperimentale e tecnologica (Statistics for experimental and technological research)


The 60 ECTS have to have been acquired in courses, not in Stages or Thesis Projects, and should belong to at least 5 different courses among the ones indicated above.. Moreover, an adequate knowledge of the English language is necessary, resulting from the fulfillment of one of the following conditions:

➢ to have passed, for the attainment of the first level Bachelor degree or in subsequent certified university training activities, an exam for the learning of the English language at (at least) B2 level (with reference to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment - CEFR);

➢ To possess an official certification of English knowledge at (at least) B2 level issued by an accredited organism;

➢ To possess a three year Bachelor Degree officially taught in English language. For students having obtained the Bachelor Degree abroad, and/or in possession of qualifications with systems without ECTS, or in possession of other qualifications, the verification of the curricular requirements will be carried out by the Admission Commission, considering the appropriate equivalences between the contents of the courses attended by the student (and passed with positive evaluation) and the tables above.


The personal preparation will always be verified, and it is distinct from the simple possession of the curricular requirements.


For students coming from the Italian Bachelor Degrees belonging to the Degree classes defined by the italian DM 270/04: L-25 (Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Technology), L-26 (Agri-Food Science and Technology) e L-38 (Zootechnical Sciences and Sciences of Animal Production) (or equivalent) the knowledge level provided will be considered sufficient to carry out the activities foreseen in the MSc "Food Safety and Food Risk Management". In those cases, personal preparation will be automatically considered adequate if the first level qualification presented for the admission to the MSC has been achieved with a final mark of not less than 88/110 or equivalent.


In the case of graduates with a first grade mark lower than the value indicated above, and/or in possession of a foreign qualification, and/or in possession of other qualifications, the Admission Committee will proceed with the verification of the final grade achieved, if available, or with the verification of the average grade, if available, or that of the individual courses. The Commission might also use individual interviews.


The Admission Commission will then evaluate the curricula and the personal preparation for every single student, and will also indicate the sectors where potential training deficiencies are present, which must be removed in order to be enrolled. In order to remove those deficiencies and to be able to re-apply for enrollment, students can also enroll in individual courses and take the relevant exam, receiving a regular certificate, for a maximum number of 30 ECTS.


For extra-EU non-resident candidates only, with a foreign qualification, the verification of the adequacy of personal preparation must also guarantee the preparation of a merit ranking list, except in the case of international agreements that provide for a different student enrollment method.

Pre-enrolment application - 2021-2022

Students enrolled in a Bachelor Degree Course for the a.y. 2020-2021, who have not obtained the degree but foresee to graduate within the academic year 2020-2021, and/or students who have not acquired an adequate knowledge of the English language, which results frome one of the conditions specified in the Degree Regulations, have the possibility to submit the online application for pre-enrollment from 8th July to 22nd October.
To activate this position, students have to pay a non-refundable 50 euro pre-registration fee.

Pre-enrolled students will be given conditional admission to the course. They will be allowed to attend the

teachings as auditor students but will not be in the condition to acquire any ECTS of the Master's Degree Course  until the achievement of all the admission requisites.

Once graduated and/or acquired the adequate knowledge of the English Language (see Degree Course Regulatio), pre-enrolled students will be able to complete the enrollment in the master's degree course of Food Safety and Food Risk Management with the payment of university fees.


The payment and the consequent enrollement will have to be effected within the mandatory deadline of March 31st 2022.