Professional Master Courses

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

Professional Master Course Call 2018-2019

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course in
Architecture, Landscape and Archaeology 2019-2020

Two-year post-graduate Professional Master Course (120ECT)
Sapienza University of Rome, Technical University of Athens, University of Coimbra, "Federico II" University of Naples (Co-funded by EU Scholarships) 
Coordinator: Alessandra Capuano

EMJMD ALA is an international and interdisciplinary joint 2nd-level Erasmus (Professional) Master Course in Architecture, Landscape and Archaeology that aims to promote archaeological. The three partner countries - Italy, Greece, Portugal - represent academic and professional excellence in the fields of architecture, landscape and archaeology both at the European and global level. The course provides advanced education and traineeship in the heritage sector, promoting innovative cooperation among different professions.
Students need to be fluent in English
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What is a Professional Master Course?

A Professional Master Course is an professional advanced course that students and experts can choose to attend after their Bachelors or Masters Degrees. 

There are two types of Professional Master Courses:

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

Professional 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.  

The instructions for the selection procedures will be in the Calls and in the Master Course's webpage. 

At the end of the course students will get a Professional Master Course Diploma (first or second level).

Professional Master Course Programme

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). 

Professional Master Course Objectives

Professional Master courses develop and expand previously acquired knowledge and provide professional skills. However, they can also be used to focus on and improve professional skills developed during work experience. These courses are open to graduates who are already working.



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