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 of Science SELECT – Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems

InnoEnergy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Turin

The Master’s in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (MSc SELECT) is for engineers who want immediate, hands-on experience of solving real-world energy challenges. Sharing their inspiration with industrial partners, MSc SELECT students explore the societal aspects of a changing energy landscape and the environmental impacts of renewable energy projects, while adding depth to their engineering knowledge. [+]

Real-world energy challenges. Collaborative solutions. A sustainable tomorrow.

The Master’s in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (MSc SELECT) is for engineers who want immediate, hands-on experience of solving real-world energy challenges. Sharing their inspiration with industrial partners, MSc SELECT students explore the societal aspects of a changing energy landscape and the environmental impacts of renewable energy projects, while adding depth to their engineering knowledge.

Equipping you with additional skills in problem analysis and solving, advanced team-building, and international cooperation, completing this programme means you are perfectly placed to help drive the transition to future sustainable energy systems.... [-]


Master in Human Resources and Organization

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

The Master in Human Resources & Organization (MHRO) is a full-time (and full-experience) English program, which aims to prepare graduates, from any discipline, to master organizational design and human resources management challenges in multicultural contexts. [+]

Why do some firms perform better than others? We will answer this question together, however, some experts assure that it depends on strategy and others on technology or products.

We will discover that a companies’ performance relies on how top-management teams formulate and implement strategies, how organizations are designed in order to exploit the potential of technologies, and how people collaborate to innovate products and services. Organizations and people are at the center of the stage, both in the world economy and in this program.

The Master in Human Resources & Organization (MHRO) is a full-time (and full-experience) English program, which aims to prepare graduates, from any discipline, to master organizational design and human resources management challenges in multicultural contexts.... [-]


Master in Italian Cuisine and Oenology

Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners - ICIF
Campus Full time 6 months October 2018 Italy Italy Online

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 subcription cost), at restaurants selected by the school. [+]

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 subcription 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 March 2018 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. [+]

Early bird: 10% discount if you enrol before December the 11th!

Training of excellence, paid internships, career service, international networking and many others benefits for 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 Service Design

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

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components. [+]

The contemporary society has changed a lot in the last decade, accompanied by a substantial technological empowerment and important societal and economic transformations.

Throughout our daily lives, we increasingly get in touch with a huge variety of services provided to different users and contexts, which involve different types of innovation in many fields: mobility, health, finance, insurance, tourism, hospitality, and education, just to mention few. These experiences and performances need to be designed to create value for citizens, firms, not for profit organizations, public administrations as well as governments.

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing Master integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components.... [-]


Master in Management in the Energy Industry

LUISS Business School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

The Master in Management in the Energy Industry aims at transforming and leveraging students’ background, building competences towards the functional tasks and a solid knowledge of the ecosystem. [+]

The Master in Management in the Energy Industry aims at transforming and leveraging students’ background, building competences towards the functional tasks and a solid knowledge of the ecosystem. In particular, participants will be able to build specific skills and tools ad hoc enriching their understanding of economic, environmental and social dimension.

The Master is targeted on students who have obtained a Bachelor Degree or a Master of Science (or analogous foreign academic qualification) in social sciences or engineering with a strong interest in the Energy Industry and its economic, environmental and societal dimension.

The professional profiles include:

Energy market analyst Business development manager Environmental manager Energy efficiency consultant Energy investment analyst Energy project manager. PROGRAMME ... [-]

Master in Supply Chain and Procurement Management

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 Italy Milan

Supply chain and procurement management is integral to the success of international businesses that are striving for competitive advantages at a global level. The key to this success is having the right skills and knowledge in order to plan and execute strategies that boost revenues and reduce costs through ideas and innovation. This Master in Supply Chain Management has been created to give all the necessary skills to young graduates looking for a successful international career in supply chain and procurement management. [+]

Supply chain and procurement management is integral to the success of international businesses that are striving for competitive advantages at a global level. The key to this success is having the right skills and knowledge in order to plan and execute strategies that boost revenues and reduce costs through ideas and innovation. This Master in Supply Chain Management has been created to give all the necessary skills to young graduates looking for a successful international career in supply chain and procurement management.

THE MASTER

The programme offers a highly specialized qualification with candidates receiving the Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano. Below are some programme highlights:... [-]


Master in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Computer Science

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

This two-year Master’s program has a strong orientation towards innovation, problem-solving, and research. It produces graduates who have a thorough knowledge of the fundamental fields of computer science, of the structures and the use of computer systems, and of the scientific research methods. [+]

This two-year Master’s program has a strong orientation towards innovation, problem-solving, and research. It produces graduates who have a thorough knowledge of the fundamental fields of computer science, of the structures and the use of computer systems, and of the scientific research methods.

Graduates understand and use the tools of discrete and continuous mathematics and of applied mathematics and physics, and have an in-depth knowledge of the foundations, techniques, and methods for the design and development of information systems. They are able to provide effective solutions to a range of computational and information management problems using a mixture of fundamental Computer Science techniques and are prepared to move on to the international scene.... [-]


Master in Transportation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 Italy Turin

The two-year Master course in Transportation Design is an advanced training programme designed for Italian and foreign professionals. It provides specific analytic, critical and methodological skills for the creation of innovative and stunning vehicles while developing a personal design style. [+]

The two-year Master course in Transportation Design is an advanced training programme designed for Italian and foreign professionals. It provides specific analytic, critical and methodological skills for the creation of innovative and stunning vehicles while developing a personal design style. Thanks to an on-going relationship with companies and design centres, it contributes to the creation of very sought-after profiles. The Master course represents a unique training offer, because not only it prepares students in the Transportation Design field, but it also allows to specialise in the Car Interior Design and User Experience and the Exterior Design majors.

Career opportunities – Graduates from the Car Interior Design major can work as Experts in multimedia products for automotive companies, design centres and firms active in the development of user interaction interfaces. At the end of the Car Exterior Design major, students can hold positions as Car Exterior Design Experts able to face design projects from the concept to its prototype creation. ... [-]


Master's Degree In Hospitality Management

Up Level School of Management
Campus Full time 136 - 136 hours April 2018 Italy Milan Rome Napoli + 2 more

The Master in Hospitality Management Up level is an advanced training course in the management of the hotel industry with guaranteed internships at major hotels. [+]

The Master in Hospitality Management Up level is an advanced training course in the management of the hotel industry with guaranteed internships at major hotels. You'll become managers in large hotel chains, resorts, conference areas and organizing events, or access to management positions in the following departments of the hotel actually:

Operations Sales and Marketing Human Resources Financial Why Choose the Master in Hospitality Management?

The Master in Hospitality Management is designed to offer a curriculum of excellence: an innovative formula for a professional value.

One of the main goals is to provide prospective Manager hospitality all theoretical and practical above all, to enter with superior know-how in the fascinating world of hotels and make an art of their profession among the most sought after by the market .... [-]


Master in Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Trento

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skill [+]

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals.... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

Scuola di Moda Vitali
Campus Part time 660 hours September 2018 Italy Ferrara

Fashion Illustration. Fashion Styling. Textile technology. History of costume. Basis and fancy pattern design.Cut and Manufacturing Techniques. Adobe Photoshop, Kaledo Style Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment. [+]

Duration: 220 lessons 660 hours

Start-up: September

Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00, Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 14.30 to 17.30

Enrollment: Until June. Limited number.

Subjects: Fashion Illustration. Fashion Styling. Textile technology. History of costume. Basis and fancy pattern design.Cut and Manifacturing Techniques. Adobe Photoshop, Kaledo Style.

Professional outlets: Companies producing clothes, fashion workshops, self-employment.

Program

Fashion Design

Canon of proportions and human anatomy, the draft, the included the stylization. The technical drawing, pattern study of the base. The technical details. The trend of the theme and target research, research materials, and mood. Designing fabric: continuous printing, jumped, mirror, placed. Study of developments in the drapery of the different materials. Achievements sketches based leaders: T-shirts, lingerie, swimwear, skirts, pants, jeans, shirts, jackets, vests, jackets, coats, suits, knitwear. Realization ready to wear collections theme and target free: night collection, sweatshirts, sports jackets, shirts, knitwear. Realization collections prêt-à-porter theme and set target: a collection suit, large size, day, evening. Realization haute couture theme and set target: collection wedding and evening dresses. Textile technology: fabrics, commercial functional and decorative technique. History of costume and fashion. Psychology of colors. Men's collection, accessories collection, and kids collection. The structure of the company, the professionals in fashion. Construction of a final project: choice of subject, target, materials, construction of the mood, creating a collection with its organic sheets. ... [-]