The second level Master’s degree in “Health, Environment and Food: European Law and Risk Regulation” aims to provide participants with a high-level of legal knowledge about risk regulation in the fields of the protection of health, environment and food safety.  Participants will analyse the relevant legal frameworks and policies at the international, EU and national levels.


They will be equipped with the necessary tools to cover professional roles of great responsibility in terms of political, decisional and operational duties in the afore-mentioned fields both for companies and for EU or international institutions, bodies or agencies working at the local, national or international levels.



The Master’s course is built upon three main components: frontal lectures and workshops, practical activities (‘case studies’), individual study, an internship to be undertaken in international, EU or national entities, agencies or institutions specialized in one of the Master’s core fields.


At the end of all teaching classes, participants will take part into a moot court competition activity, which will include practical training sessions, during which they will examine, under the guidance of tutors, a hypothetical case (modelled on real practice). Participants will eventually debate the case before a panel of experts.


Participants will then undertake an internship in international, EU or national entities, agencies or institutions specialized in one of the Master’s core fields. At the end of the internship, the intern will be asked to write a brief essay about the activities undertaken, which must be approved by a supervisor.


Courses will be mainly given in English by professors coming from renowned Italian and foreign Universities, national and international officers, as well as professionals working in the relevant fields.


Teaching activities will be articulated in three main learning modules.

Module A and Module B aim, respectively, at providing participants with the main notions and technical knowledge of EU and international law necessary to better understand the specialist contents analysed in the Master’s core courses and at dealing in depth with several aspects of risk regulation – such as the scientific evaluation of facts (risk assessment) and the management of factual situations of risk (risk management). Module C is devoted to the analysis of risk regulation in the field of environment, health and food respectively and is articulated into three thematic sub-modules:

Module C.I – Environment and risk regulation;

Module C.II – Health and risk regulation;

Module C.III – Food and risk regulation.

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- MODULE A:  Actors, Sources and Instruments of International and EU Law. Basic principles

60 hours


- MODULE B: Risk Regulation. Science, Law and Politics
30 hours
- MODULE C: Risk Regulation in the Fields of  the Environment, Health and Food

250 hours

C.I: Environment – 70 hours

 C.II: Health  - 90 hours
C.III: Food - 90 hours
 - Final Workshop and Moot Court (25 hours)
 - Stage (400 hours)