783 Top Masters Programs in Italy 2020

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 i… Read more

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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POLI.design
Milan, Italy

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 e ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
English
Apr 2020
02 Mar 2020
Campus
 
ESCP Business School - Turin Campus
Turin, Italy

For a successful career in the Food & Beverage sector as Managers, Executives, and Entrepreneurs. Once you have completed the Master multiple scenarios will be open in a m ... +

For a successful career in the Food & Beverage sector as Managers, Executives, and Entrepreneurs. Once you have completed the Master multiple scenarios will be open in a multinational company or in a small-medium enterprise, in a start-up or in a consolidated business in Europe or around the world. -
MSc
Full-time
15 months
English
Sep 2020
05 Jul 2020
Campus
 
CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies
Neuchâtel, Switzerland +2 More

Organised by the CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Ma ... +

Organised by the CIES - International Centre for Sport Studies, in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was created to promote management education within the sports world. -
Master
Full-time
English
14 Sep 2020
17 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Master PARS Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Rome, Italy

The development and growing use of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (SAPR) - commonly, drones - in many application and research areas requires extensive training. 400 hours of ... +

The development and growing use of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (SAPR) - commonly, drones - in many application and research areas requires extensive training. 400 hours of lessons and design laboratory 250 hours of training internships in companies in the sector or institutional bodies. The 1st level University Master - organized by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and by ENAC, the National Civil Aviation Authority with the participation of sector bodies and companies - trains drone designers, specialists in processes and based services on SAPR. Two scholarships are available to fully cover the course provided by Telespazio. Scholarships are awarded mainly on a meritocratic basis, based on the CVs received which will be assessed by a specific commission. Those enrolled who will obtain the Master degree and pass the practical skill test with ENAC examiner, will be contextually issued by a Training center authorized by ENAC and agreed with the Master the APR pilot certificate (Remote Piloted Aircraft). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Italian
Apr 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
IFDA Italian Fashion & Design Academy
Milan, Italy

The designer is the heart of the fashion system, but it is no longer only the creative who draws a drawing and colors it: the pure and simple talent is no longer enough nowada ... +

The designer is the heart of the fashion system, but it is no longer only the creative who draws a drawing and colors it: the pure and simple talent is no longer enough nowadays because the designer not only creates clothes but also lifestyles. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
English, Italian
26 Oct 2020
28 Aug 2020
Campus
 
LUISS Business School
Rome, Italy

The Master has the goal to shape young professionals interested to face increasingly complex financial challenges.

The Master has the goal to shape young professionals interested to face increasingly complex financial challenges. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
EIT Food
Warsaw, Poland +5 More

The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food's unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essential ski ... +

The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food's unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essential skills to become effective innovators and entrepreneurs in the food sector along with key technical skills that are tailored to the individual career pathway for each student. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
School of Sustainability
Bologna, Italy

A comprehensive 10 months program with a practice-based approach on sustainable design and environmental sustainability in the professional context of MC Architects, supported ... +

A comprehensive 10 months program with a practice-based approach on sustainable design and environmental sustainability in the professional context of MC Architects, supported by industry site visits, project study trips, client and community meetings. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Politecnico di Milano - Master School F.lli Pesenti
Milan, Italy

This Master course offers advanced training for BIM managers who will learn to deal with integrated projects of all kinds and sizes. The course provides an in-depth understand ... +

This Master course offers advanced training for BIM managers who will learn to deal with integrated projects of all kinds and sizes. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the regulations, data processing and key roles in the BIM environment, and will then get into many practical applications. -
Master
Full-time
English
Mar 2020
Campus
Online
 
IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Turin, Italy

IAAD department of “Car Body Architecture” first in Italy opened in Turin in 1978. Since 2008 it is entitled in memory of Andrea Pininfarina.

IAAD department of “Car Body Architecture” first in Italy opened in Turin in 1978. Since 2008 it is entitled in memory of Andrea Pininfarina. -
Master
Full-time
10 months
English, Italian
Campus
 
Fondazione Collegio Europeo di Parma
Parma, Italy

The Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies is meant to be a stepping-stone to increase one’s competences in the field of European Union law, economy and po ... +

The Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies is meant to be a stepping-stone to increase one’s competences in the field of European Union law, economy and policies, so as to give tools for building up an international career. Its interdisciplinary and multilingual study program is aimed at providing specialized skills on the structure and functioning of the European Union and its policies. -
Master
Full-time
2 semesters
English, Italian, French
Campus
 
The Global Campus of Human Rights
Venice, Italy

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
03 Feb 2020
Campus
 
MIB Trieste School of Management
Trieste, Italy

The Master in Insurance and Risk Management creates professionals of the insurance management, financial and risk management. It 'a Master built with major groups in the secto ... +

The Master in Insurance and Risk Management creates professionals of the insurance management, financial and risk management. It 'a Master built with major groups in the sector, Allianz, Generali, KPMG to Ernst & Young. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2020
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
UNINFORM
Rome, Italy +1 More

The Master Quality - "Experts and Managers in Business Management Systems - Quality - Safety - Environment - Energy" 74th edition represents the longest, up-to-date and perfor ... +

The Master Quality - "Experts and Managers in Business Management Systems - Quality - Safety - Environment - Energy" 74th edition represents the longest, up-to-date and performing Master's Degree on Integrated Management Systems, now also enriched with new emerging themes and of new outgoing professional skills: from ENERGY and the figure of the "green job" to the Single Environmental Authorization, from the administrative responsibility of companies to Waste Management. -
Master
Full-time
9 months
Italian
19 Feb 2020
14 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Deusto: Deusto Business School
San Sebastián, Spain

The Master in Business Management is designed for people trained in other than management (engineering, law, science, sociology, ..) areas can make maximum use of their passag ... +

The Master in Business Management is designed for people trained in other than management (engineering, law, science, sociology, ..) areas can make maximum use of their passage by the program and is also suitable for people with company training obtained in countries other than Spain. -
Master
Full-time
English, Spanish, French
Campus