PhD in Life and Environmental Sciences

General information

Curriculum

  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Civil and Environmental Protection
  • Biomolecular Sciences

Marine Biology and Ecology
This curriculum stems from the awareness of the scientific, but also social and economic issues related to the study and management of the marine environment and its resources. In the international context, today unavoidable in science, it has been prepared a curriculum leading to the formation of professionals able to move in marine research, both basic and applied. It aims to develop to the highest degree the ability of the student to conduct research and provide high-level expertise in the field of environmental management.

The training program requires that the student acquires gradually but actively, theoretical knowledge, technical skills, methodological rigor and openness necessary for the typically interdisciplinary research in the field of marine biology. The student will be trained in research planning, its execution, collection and analysis of data and interpretation of results. The following courses are common for all Curricula: 

  • Statistical and experimental modeling
  • Analytical techniques and biomethodologies
  • Analysis, design techniques and development of scientific research 

To obtain the PhD degree the candidate must achieve, by the end of the third year, a minimum of 180 credits (CFU) which should be collected from:

  • Thesis: 120 CFU
  • Courses: 23 CFU
  • Other activities: 37 CFU (internships, publications, workshop participation, supplementary teaching etc.)

The School Council has established the following guidelines:

  1. it is strongly recommended that the PhD dissertation is written in English;
  2. the material in support of the dissertation (abstract, slides, etc) must be in English;
  3. if the examination committee consists only of Italian members the oral presentation of the dissertation may be delivered in Italian;
  4. it is strongly recommended that the candidate list at least one publication on the subject of the doctoral project accepted on a ISI journal, before applying for the dissertation defense.
Contact Person: Prof. Oliana Carnevali (Coordinator) (o.carnevali@univpm.it)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0511 - Biology", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0521 - Ecology", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0512 - Biotechnology

Venue

Venue: Marche Polytechnic University
Ancona, Italy

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences
Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona

Application

Open from
20 Sep 2016 to 10 Oct 2016

Cost:

Per l’A.A. 2014/15 l’importo è così determinato:

  1. 1° rata: € 160, dovuto da tutti i dottorandi all’atto dell’iscrizione, comprensivo della tassa regionale per il diritto allo studio universitario e dell’imposta di bollo assolta in modo virtuale;
  2. 2° rata: dovuto dai dottorandi non titolari di borsa di studio o non titolari di altre borse di studio che ne prevedono espressamente l’esonero, entro e non oltre il 1° giugno 2015.

L’importo complessivo di cui alla precedente lett. b), che varia da un minimo di € 400 a un massimo di € 1.051 viene attribuito sulla base di undici fasce graduate secondo criteri di equità e solidarietà in relazione alle condizioni economiche dell’iscritto utilizzando metodologie adeguate a garantire un’effettiva progressività anche allo scopo di tutelare gli studenti di più disagiata condizione economica (ISEE/ISEEU). 


Prerequisites:

Possono partecipare alle selezioni i candidati in possesso di diploma di laurea specialistica/magistrale o del vecchio ordinamento ovvero di titolo equipollente conseguito presso università straniere, nonché coloro che conseguiranno il diploma di laurea entro il 31 ottobre 2014. In tal caso l’ammissione è disposta “con riserva” ed il candidato è tenuto a presentare, a pena di decadenza, dichiarazione sostitutiva di atto di notorietà ai sensi dell’art. 47 del D.P.R. n. 445/00 entro il 7 novembre 2014.

La selezione per l’ammissione ai Corsi di dottorato di ricerca è per titoli ed esami (colloquio).


Application Procedure:

The enrollment form (see below) must be submitted online. The candidate must then print, sign and send the enrollment form back to the University:

  1. hand deliver in person or by another person at “Ripartizione Dottorato di ricerca” at the following opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.; Wednesday: from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.;
  2. by mail or authorized delivery agencies; if documents are sent by mail, (evidence shall be constituted by the date of receipt, not the date of dispatch);
  3. by e-mail to dottorato@univpm.it

Domanda di iscrizione al 1° anno (629 KB) (graduates from Italy)
Enrollment form for students graduated abroad (544 KB) (graduates from abroad)

The following documents must be enclosed with the form:

  • n.1 picture, size cm 4 x 4,5, signed on the back;
  • Receipt of payment of € 160;
  • Form concerning the payment of the scholarship and the national insurance contribution;  
  • Copy of the master degree accompanied by translation, legalization and “Dichiarazione di valore” issued by Italian Embassies or Consulates abroad;
  • Copy of the “Permit of Stay” or a copy of the request of the “Permit of Stay”.

PHD COURSES XXXII CYCLE

Call for applications to PhD Programmes - XXXII cycle. Administrative seat at Università Politecnica delle Marche

Academic years 2016/2017 - 2017/2018 - 2018/2019.

Applications must be submitted:

  • from June 6th, 2016 to July 6, 2016 (2.00 p.m. - Italian time) for the ordinary session
  • from September 20th, 2016 to October 10th, 2016 (2.00 p.m. - Italian time) for the extraordinary session (changed deadline) 

The exam schedule will be posted on this website on 20th September 2016. The online publication of the exam schedule shall be considered as equivalent to a notification to all intents and purposes. Therefore, applicants will not receive any further communications relating thereto.


Grant Opportunities:

L’importo annuale della borsa di studio, al lordo degli oneri a carico del dottorando, è pari a € 13.638,47.

There are also two scholarships available every year for graduate students outside of ItalyFor more information please contact: Prof. Oliana Carnevali.

Phd-Scholarships for innovation: This call is open to companies working in the Marches.

 Public notice for expression of interest (in Italian) (56 KB)

Qualification

Academic level: PhD

Assessment:

Esame finale che consiste nella discussione della Tesi di Dottorato.


Credits:
Scheme: 
CFU (ECTS)
Value: 
180
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