OBJECTIVES

The second level Master’s degree in “Health, Environment and Food: European Law and Risk Regulation” aims at equipping students with high-level technical-legal knowledge about risk regulation, with respect, in particular to the increasingly important fields of the protection of the environment, the protection of health and food safety.

The Master aims at equipping participants with the necessary tools to cover professional roles of high responsibility, both in terms of political-decisional and operational duties, in the context of enterprises working in the three above-mentioned fields at the local, national or international level, as well as within national, EU or international institutions, bodies or agencies operating in the same sectors.

In particular, the foreseen activities make the Master’s degree particularly attractive for those candidates aiming at working as legal consultants for private enterprises or as professionals of high-technical profile in enterprises or entities operating in the fields of environment, health or food.

PROGRAMMME CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

The Master’s course is built upon three main components: frontal lectures and workshops, operational and practical complementary 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

90 hours

 


- MODULE B: Risk Regulation. Law and Politics
 
38 hours
 
 
- MODULE C: Risk Regulation in the Field of Environment, Health and Food

356 hours

C.I: Environment – 118 hours

 C.II: Health  - 120 hours
 
C.III: Food - 118 hours
 
 - Moot Court (8 hours)
 
 - Stages (400 hours)
 
 - Final conference (6 hours)