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Where more specific degrees like Biochemistry, Marine biology or Forensics keep you in one single biological discipline, 
Experimental and Applied Biology lets you taste several fields of science giving you flexibility on lab and field works. ​
In the frame of this Master, you will have six basis courses, and the opportunity to choose between the biodiversity/environmental or the biomedical-food science main courses.

Web site of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia: http://www.international.unimore.it/course.html?ID=110


Tamim, student in 2017, writes: "Biology plays an important role in the understanding of complex forms of life involving humans, animals and plants. Understanding these intricate details of life helps humans understand how to care for themselves, animals and plants in the proper manner. Biology helps individuals understand the interaction between humanity and the world. It also develops interests in the lives of living organisms in an effort to preserve them. Through studying biology, pathologists understand the human body, the functions of various organs, how diseases affect the body and ways to effectively control diseases. Veterinarians have to study biology to appreciate the functions of animals, including marine animals and creatures that live on land.
Environmentalists rely on the study of biology to learn how man’s actions affect his surroundings and the ecosystems of other living beings. Studying biology is the foundation of all characteristics of life on Earth. Apart from creating solutions to the challenges many living organisms face, it paves the way for inventions and discoveries that improve the quality of life. Without studying biology, humans would probably never realize how important maintaining a healthy ecology is for themselves, animals and plant life. Additionally, studying biology enables the use of forensics to trace and arrest errant members of the society. It also allows agriculturalists to rear unique breeds of plants and animals







Margaret, B.A. Biology of The Colorado College, wrote in 2018: "Biology is life. Understanding biology helps you understand how your body functions and how your pets’ bodies function and if you have children and/or a spouse, how their bodies function. This matters because it affects your health and diet. You can communicate better with doctors, veterinarians and other health professionals if you understand biology. Biology helps you understand what you read on the Internet or elsewhere that relates to science, health and medicine and evaluate if it’s true or not. Biology helps you raise plants or tend a yard. When you go out hiking in nature, biology helps you understand what you are seeing and the importance of it to the earth and humanity.
  I remember when I was 16 and backpacking that I was lecturing the counselor about the ecosystems we were passing through (something I had been studying). The health of the planet and humanity depends on the health of ecosystems. To fully understand ecology, though, you have to understand the foundations of biology too—chemistry, physics and cellular biology. When I was in college, one of my biology professors took us to a university that was built wrong for the ecology of the area (not taking into account what the ground was made of) and the buildings were sinking because of this. It was hard to even open some of the doors because of the sinking. He said if the builders has hired an ecologist this wouldn’t have happened. So biology and the related sciences (geology) affect building construction as well.

Nomi, student research assistant, wrote in 2017:Primarily, because biology is addictive. Once you learn about evolution, the powerhouse of the cell, and DNA in high school, there’s no going back. Your excitement and curiosity fuels you to seek out new information. Biology is about uncovering the “what,” “why,” and most importantly, the “how” of the living world around us. And, the study of living things has the capacity to shape our world view, and captivate us with awe as we ask questions and uncover the macro- and micro-complexities of life. And as you ask questions, you answer some of them, but most require you to dig deeper and deeper into the world of biology. 
As you discover the mechanisms of DNA transcription/translation and cellular communication, you question the fundamentals of existence.   Then you learn about plant chemical signaling and you realize that when you smell the photosynthesizing trees you walk by every day, they’re all involved in hidden, complex communication through airborne molecules and below-ground electrical signals. Then you see a squirrel eating a nut and you know on a superficial level how that squirrel’s cells will metabolize that nut to provide energy for the squirrel. You think about the diversity of all the animals on earth and all of their different evolved abilities that help them survive, and laugh when you realize there’s no difference between you and them, really. Maybe just a couple of chromosomes. All living things on Earth are composed of the same genetic material (A, G, C, T/U), rearranged in different ways.
And the most marvelous thing of all is the brain of you, reading this right now. Your brain is taking in light waves, sound vibrations, information from touch, smell, taste receptors, and combining them to construct a seamless reality for you every second of every day. People study biology because we walk around in awe of everything all the time, and for good reason."

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