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817 Top Masters Programs in Italy 2023

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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