University Master Courses

The aim of a Master course is to reinforce, broaden and hone the skills and expertise of graduates and postgraduates, utilising and expanding upon previous training to meet the demands of the professional world. There are both 1st and 2nd level University Master courses.

Master - Level 1

University 1st level Master courses consist in advanced scientific courses or higher continuing education studies open to the holders of a Bachelor Degree or a comparable foreign degree. Admission may be subject to additional conditions. Master courses last 1 year, and the qualification is awarded to students who have earned 60 credits. It does not give access to the 3rd cycle.

Duration: From minimum one year to maximum two years
Workload: From minimum 60 to maximum 120 credits
Access requirements: Candidates for a place in a Master-Level 1 programme must hold one of the following degree

  • "Laurea" issued by an Italian university;
  • Any foreign university degree corresponding to the first cycle of studies

Selection procedure: As a general rule, the selection of candidates is based on the evaluation of qualifications. In case the number of applications exceeds the number of places in a programme, the selection procedure might include additional tasks.

Master - Level 2

University 2nd level Master courses consist in advanced scientific courses or higher continuing education studies, open to the holders of Master Degree or a comparable foreign degree. Admission may be subject to additional conditions. Master courses last 1 year, and the qualification is awarded to students who have earned 60 credits.

Duration: From minimum one year to maximum two years
Workload: From minimum 60 to maximum 120 credits
Access requirements: Candidates for a place in a Master-Level 2 programme must hold one of the following degree

  • "Laurea magistrale", "Laurea Specialistica" or "Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento" issued by an Italian university;
  • Any foreign university degree corresponding to the second cycle of studies. 

Selection procedure: As a general rule, the selection of candidates is based on the evaluation of qualifications. In case the number of applications exceeds the number of places in a programme, the selection procedure might include additional tasks.


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Last updated: 
04/11/2017 - 17:31