Master Programs in Italy

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Italy is known for many of the most wonderful things in life; wine, great food, fashion, architecture, art, film, literature, and of course, the delightful Italian language. Italy also has a rich history of higher education and the country has been a leader in developing and adopting new standards for European higher education. Imagine spending two years studying for a master’s degree in Italy! In addition to an outstanding education, students will revel in the cultural experience that Italy has to offer – everything from ancient ruins to opera and modern technology.

Italian higher education has two components – universities and non-universities. Universities include about 60 public universities divided into private universities, universities specifically for international students, and  specialized schools. Non-universities offer programs in a wide variety of subjects such as fine arts, language, education and specialized fields such as military studies. Universities are characterized by research in addition to education, whereas non-universities focus on preparing students for a specific profession.

Since 2005, Italy has used the three-cycle degree system, awarding the equivalent of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The master’s degree is named “Laurea Specialistica (LS).” More than 100 types of degree programs are available.

Admission to master’s programs requires a first cycle/bachelor’s degree and competency in Italian. Some programs, such as education and arts, also require entrance examinations. Since admission procedures vary, prosepctive students should review the requirements for each program.

Tuition at public universities is low, beginning at around €1,000 per year, although master’s programs tend to run somewhat higher, and tuition at private institution is much higher. A typical master’s program requires two years of full-time study and 120 ECTS credits. However, scholarships are widely available for both Italian and international students and are offered by each individual institution.

There are many exciting Master in Italy degrees, with more and more of them being taught in English. Whether you want to study Fashion, Design, Management, Science, Economics, Psychology, Marketing, Engineering, or a different subject entirely, you’ll find something that interests you in Italy. Students pursuing a Masters degree in Italy benefit not only from the excellent faculty and academic facilities, but also from the international student body that brings many perspectives to the learning environment. More than 100,000 international students take classes in Italy every year. With rigorous academic classes and a world reputation for high quality research, master’s students will find a friendly but disciplined environment that encourages curiosity and innovation.

Italy is one of the most industrialized countries in the world, so individuals with master’s degrees will find many opportunities for post-graduate employment in both industry and research institutions. Major Italian industries include automotive, chemicals, energy, agriculture, fashion and tourism.

Take some time to check out the exciting educational opportunities that Italy has to offer by browsing the information below. After reviewing the information, if you have additional questions about a specific university or program, please contact the institutions directly.

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Master in Contemporary Art Markets

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path that will give you the artistic vocabulary and expertise to interpret the dynamics and economics of today’s art market. You’ll have the opportunity to network with established industry professionals and to collaborate with internationally acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections, and art centers. [+]

MASTER IN CONTEMPORARY ART MARKETS

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 12 months November 2018 Italy Bologna

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. [+]

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months.

Through the expansion of mobile devices every day, more and more people around the world connect across social media: Twitter has 320 million active monthly users, Instagram 400 million, Google+ 540 million, YouTube 1 billion and Facebook 1.6 billion. What we are witnessing is more than a technological revolution, it is a deep socio-cultural transformation. Companies all over the world over are constantly increasing the amount they invest in their online advertising channels to improve their relationship with the consumers and the business community.... [-]


Master in Visual Brand Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

In the Master in Visual Brand Design, you will gain the skills to identify a company’s core assets. To cultivate a deep understanding of the product and the best way to communicate its values, both in the physical and the social media worlds. To bring it all together into a consistent brand vision, voice, and environment. [+]

Master in Visual Brand Design - Re-model Brands

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.

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Master in Brand Management and Communication (in partnership with Landor)

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Milan

The Master in Brand Management and Communication forms professionals able to create, develop and manage a brand awareness through all the tools of marketing and communication. [+]

Today the Brand Manager represents a key figure of the company, and should be a connoisseur of the brand, an innovator prepared and competent and a skilled tactician. The Master in Brand Management and Communication forms professionals able to create, develop and manage a brand awareness through all the tools of marketing and communication. Students learn the secrets of brand strategy (tangible values of quality and performance and intangibles values related to the image, reputation, visibility, and reputation) in order to ensure the success of a product, create business and develop business capital. The Master is organized in two editions, the first in November in Italian, the second in February, in English.... [-]


Master Course on Italian Culinary Arts

Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners - ICIF
Campus Full time 6 months June 2018 Italy Turin

The Master course in Italian Cuisine and Oenology, lasting 180 days, is set out in two parts: the first, with a 55-day length, of theoretical-practical lessons at the ICIF headquarters, supplemented with educational field trips; the second consists in a 120-day professional internship (optional, not included in the subscription cost), at restaurants selected by the school. [+]

Master Course in Italian Cuisine and Oenology

Nine weeks of theoretical and practical lessons and the opportunity of a practical training period at the best Italian restaurants

The Master course in Italian Cuisine and Oenology, lasting 180 days, is set out in two parts: the first, with a 55-day length, of theoretical-practical lessons at the ICIF headquarters, supplemented with educational field trips; the second consists in a 120-day professional internship (optional, not included in the subscription cost), at restaurants selected by the school.

The Master teaches regional traditional cuisine and its modern-creative evolution, the basic techniques, the appropriate decorations, the art of presentation and other fundamental notions on agricultural-food products, spices, aromatic herbs, food raw materials, together with a detailed study of wines and oils.... [-]


Master in Fashion Management

Rome Business School
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Italy Rome

The Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion Management is geared to provide all the tools necessary to interpret, forecast, and follow this sector’s phases and trends, and is aimed at students, professionals, and entrepreneurs in the fashion, design, and luxury industries who wish to acquire the basics of and the ability to interpret the evolution of this special market, setting up and maintaining successful businesses. [+]

Training of excellence paid internships, career service, international networking and many others benefit from your professional and personal development. Teaching formulas for every demand.

Starting date: each year, in March and October.

The global fashion market is worth roughly three trillion US dollars each year, representing 2% of the world's Gross Domestic Product. The prime contenders among this rich industry’s sub-sectors are womenswear (621 billion), menswear (402 billion), childrenswear (186 billion), and sportswear (90.4 billion). To get an idea of the overall magnitude of the value created, just consider that wedding apparel on its own generates a sales volume of 57 billion US dollars, not to mention all those activities that are usually only partially associated with the fashion world, such as beauty products and some trendy household accessories.... [-]


Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year April 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.... [-]


International Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bolzano

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. [+]

International Master in Food Sciences for Innovation and Authenticity

This two-year master provides you with sound knowledge of current and future challenges in food sciences, combining innovation and authenticity, and offering you the opportunity to interact closely with the food industry. The program is a joint initiative with the Universities of Parma and Udine, known worldwide for their excellence in higher education in the field of food sciences.

Course Description

The course aims at training professionals who are able to work confidently in areas of food sciences, such as technology, engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and sustainability.

After the first year, you can choose among five different profiles:... [-]


MA in Strategic Science and Diplomatic Sciences

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 2 years November 2018 Italy Rome

The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of the public institutions and international relations. To face the challenges posed by globalization, new professional and more. [+]

The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of the public institutions and international relations. To face the challenges posed by globalization, new professional and more structured skills are required in order to understand and intervene in the complex reality of the processes with a supplementary approach.

A free Italian language course will be offered to all students who pre-apply by the first week of June.

Course of study

The training programs allow the students to develop an international approach to the understanding of political, institutional and administrative issues.

The Degree Course is structured as follows:

a part of the subjects is common to all the professional careers, with some disciplinary characterizations; a part of subjects specific for a given professional career, in which sectorial interest subjects are studied in depth; optional subjects and internships, through which students may diversify and contextualize their knowledge. FIRST YEAR Integrated course in International law Integrated course of Geopolitics and Geo-economics: the new global players Peace and War in the Modern World: An Introduction to the dossiers International Relations: the financial markets, the international trade and WTO Ethical-religious principles of international relations SECOND YEAR International Relations: Climate Changes International relations: non-proliferation of weapons Integrated course of Diplomacy: Public speaking, Theory, and practice of diplomacy: sociology and negotiating techniques International Security Studies Advanced international relations: the new terrorism Integrated course of Methodologies and Analysis Additional language knowledge Internship with Project work [-]

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Venice

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester in Venice (Italy), and the Second Semester in one of the 41 partner universities in the EU. [+]

Admissions to the 2018/2019 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) are open: first deadline – 22 January 2018, second deadline - 19 March 2018. EMA was created with the support of the European Union and 41 participating universities from all the EU member states.

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). It is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree is also an action and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skill-building activities, and in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Globalisation, Development and Human Rights; Building and Protecting Democracy; Human Rights, Peace and Security.... [-]


Master of Luxury Management, Innovation and Branding in Rome, Italy

Swiss School of Management, Rome Italy
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

This unique Master Program is a one of its kind. It differs from other Luxury Management programs, having a strong component of practical issues, embracing not only the management side but also the innovative way to develop a new concept of branding and value creation. Company visits are also contemplated in the program. [+]

Master of Luxury Management, Innovation, and Branding

Despite the global economic crisis, sales of luxury goods are surging worldwide. More than a symbol, luxury goods indicate success, advantage, privilege, taste, and dreams. The luxury market relies on managers to understand, steward, and grow this unique sector.

Our Master in Luxury Management, Innovation and Branding was designed especially for students aspiring to careers in the luxury management sector of today’s dynamic, global marketplace.

Understanding the dynamics and the peculiarities of the luxury management paying a special attention to the future is the focus of this Master.

The Program awards 60 ECTS within a full academic year. It features company visits of the major brands and Luxury Goods producers in Italy, Guest Lecturers, Scientific Research and field-trips and Leadership training. The program will be run in English. The faculty consists of international professionals based in the city of Rome or close to it.... [-]


International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Italy Milan

The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries. [+]

The International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM) is designed to provide students with primarily scientific or engineering based educational backgrounds with essential business and managerial skills, relevant to pursuing careers in internationally orientated manufacturing and servicing industries.

AIMS OF THE IMIM

The IMIM aims to provide students with the competencies and skills necessary to develop a successful career in internationally orientated manufacturing and service industries. The programme seeks to bridge the gap between university and industry, by teaching the relevant knowledge and skills essential to effective managerial practices, especially the skills and knowledge not traditionally taught in technical or scientific university programmes.... [-]


Master in Web and Digital Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 15 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The aim of the Master’s course in Web and Digital Design is the creation of different professional profiles within the web media design area which are able to plan, produce and share through the online communities a new generation of content and services in an effective way. The program offers an experimental pathway at the forefront of design, marketing and technology. Students blend sound design... [+]

The aim of the Master’s course in Web and Digital Design is the creation of different professional profiles within the web media design area which are able to plan, produce and share through the online communities a new generation of content and services in an effective way. The program offers an experimental pathway at the forefront of design, marketing, and technology. Students blend sound design competence with strategic vision, knowledge of technical aspects and project management skills in order to coordinate all the different stages in the development process.

The plan of studies blends art direction and design contents with solid technical skills and an in-depth background in digital marketing and communication. The program develops in the interplay between theoretical teaching and practical tasks. Project-based activities, in particular, are central to the learning experience and leverage abilities and information acquired in the other courses.... [-]


Master in Visual Arts

Florence Academy of Russian Art
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Florence

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to improve their technical level further and broaden their expertise. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition. [+]

Master-Stage in Painting and Drawing

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to improve their technical level further and broaden their expertise. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition.

Master-Stage in Art Teaching

This program is available for Russian professional artist practicing in the field, aiming to enrich their CV and practice teaching art subject and assist to professors while tutoring the group of international students. This program allows the young professional receive an experience of educational study process in the field of visual arts. There are partial and full scholarships distributed according to the yearly competition.... [-]


Master in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Venice

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined with a managerial-based vision. [+]

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture is an internationally oriented course linked to real-life professional experiences. It provides participants with a strong theoretical and practical background in relation to culture and creativity, combined with a managerial-based vision.

The institutions involved range from museums to media, including companies that invest in arts. Starting from the consideration that the cultural world is moving towards a new model based on entrepreneurship and specific projects, this programme trains professionals able to create and manage cross-disciplinary projects that are economically sustainable and innovative.

The course presents a strong professional approach, through dedicated session it foster contacts and meetings with important companies and institutions active in the development of cultural policies and project, such as the ones members of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of museums and business archives, Guggenheim Intrapresae, and E.N.C.A.C.T. - European Network on Cultural Management and Policy.... [-]