Master Courses

Master Courses are post-graduate courses designed to offer scientific specialisation and advanced training to students or professionals who wish to obtain new qualifications. The courses, which are mainly held in Italian, are designed to provide specific professional knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields.

Please note: Master Courses are NOT Masters Degrees (second-cycle programmes).


There are two types of Master Courses:

  • First-level Master Courses are open to anyone with a Bachelors degree.
  • Second-level Master Courses require a Masters degree (or equivalent, obtained after 5 years of study).

Master Courses normally last at least one year and have different start dates. Admission is restricted to a limited number of students to ensure personal supervision by professors and tutors. Selection is conducted through interviews and/or other forms of evaluation. Application instructions can be found in the Master Course Calls that are normally published between September and December.

In order to apply for admission to a Master Course, foreign students must provide a Declaration of Value provided by the Italian Diplomatic Authority in the country where you received your academic title. This declaration must clearly state whether your degree is equivalent to a Bachelors or a Masters. The Declaration of Value may be replaced by Diploma Supplement provided by European Universities that have adopted it.

At the end of the course, participants receive a certification/diploma. To obtain the diploma, students must earn at least 60 credits, in addition to the credits already obtained for a Bachelors degree (180 credits) or a Specialist/Masters degree (300 credits). Master Course objectives and programmes are set by the department or faculty providing the course. Master Courses can also be organised in collaboration with public or private institutions.

The programme consists of lectures, individual study, tutorials, laboratory work, and conclude, as a rule, with an internship in a relevant institution or company. There may be periodic assessments to verify student progress, in addition to a final exam at the end of each course. Attendance is mandatory, and students must not be simultaneously enrolled in any other university course (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, or other master courses).

Master Course Calls for academic year 2018-19 will be published by the end of September.

Application Deadline is January 15, 2019.


Academic Programmes and Right to Education Area
Master Courses, Professional Courses and School of Studies Advanced Support Office

Maria Cristina Lopez

Flavia Baccani
Fabrizio Cocchieri
Andrea Giulietti
Alexandra Lalli
Graziella Magliocchetti



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