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 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. [+]

TIMING

Start date: October 2018

Classes: from October 2018 to April 2019

Internship: from April to September 2019

End date: October 2019

OVERVIEW

Through POLI.design, the Politecnico di Milano devotes a specialized upper-level training programme to Service Design.

The Master in Service Design is an international training programme – taught entirely in English – focused on a user-centred approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping.

The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the significant changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of services and products by companies and public-sector organizations, and the radical impact that these changes are producing on professional skills and corporate capabilities. It is thus essential to train professionals who can build and manage new physical and virtual patterns of service experience and interaction.... [-]


Master of Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT)

European University of Rome
Campus Full time Part time 8 months October 2018 Italy Rome + 1 more

The European University of Rome established, by the Rector’s Decree, the Master on Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT). Thanks to the collaboration of Fiavet Lazio, Federalberghi, Confindustria Alberghi, Federturismo Confindustria, Federeventi Lazio, Dreamtour, Best Western, Seadam Serviz, I Viaggi Del Perigeoi, the MOT Master combines theory with operational skills immediately instrumental in the job market. [+]

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The European University of Rome established, by the Rector’s Decree, the Master on Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT). Thanks to the collaboration of Fiavet Lazio, Federalberghi, Confindustria Alberghi, Federturismo Confindustria, Federeventi Lazio, Dreamtour, Best Western, Seadam Serviz, I Viaggi Del Perigeoi, the MOT Master combines theory with operational skills immediately instrumental in the job market. Classroom teachers are University professors, business and professional experts of the area. A long period of training (stage) gives the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and facilitates entry into the job market. About 80% of our students have already found a job either during stage or shortly after.... [-]


Master in Insurance & Risk Management

MIB Trieste School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 Italy Trieste

The Master Degree is a stimulating and complete master program (full-time, 12 months), providing competencies to advance the career in Insurance, Consultancy & Risk Management. [+]

Master in Insurance & Risk Management

The Master Degree in Insurance & Risk Management is a stimulating and complete master program (full-time, 12 months), providing the managerial and technical competencies to advance the career in insurance, risk management, finance and consulting.The Master has been developed with the direct support of company leaders in Insurance, Finance, and Consulting (Allianz, Generali, KPMG, EY, etc), contributing to its realization from a selection of candidates to defining the curriculum and job placement.

CareersAreas of employment: Insurance, Consulting, Business Advisory, Financial Services, Banking, Risk Management.

Professional Roles: Risk Manager, Underwriter, Actuary, Consultant & Advisor, Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor, Business Analyst.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

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

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

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 International Business (for small and medium enterprises) - MIBS

University of Padova Department of Economics and Management
Campus Part time 300 hours October 2018 Italy Padua

The Master MIBS is devoted to training new professional figures applying the concepts, contents, languages, and methods of management. The Master provides a deep knowledge in different fields of management: human resources, innovation management, organization, international marketing, international strategy, international management, supply chain management, intercultural management, technology transfer and patent management, and business planning. [+]

In partnership with Padova Promex, Confindustria Padova, and the Italian Industry & Commerce Office in UAE Dubai

MIBS is a first level 1-year professional post-graduate course of the University of Padua. MIBS offers two paths: Supporting SME Internationalisation and Web Marketing The course consists of 300 hours of frontal lesson and at least 3 months stage in a firm. The application procedure will open in June/July 2018 The lessons starts in November 2018 AIMS

The Master MIBS is devoted to training new professional figures applying the concepts, contents, languages, and methods of management. The Master provides a deep knowledge in different fields of management: human resources, innovation management, organization, international marketing, international strategy, international management, supply chain management, intercultural management, technology transfer and patent management, and business planning. The goal is to develop specific skills in the context of firms' internationalization. The Master uses a mix of methodologies and training techniques: lectures, seminars, case discussions, company visits, group work, discussion and drafting of reports, etc.... [-]


Master in Internet of Things

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 12 months June 2019 Italy Bologna

The Master in Internet of Things aims to prepare professional profiles (IoT experts) able to combine the technological promise of the Internet with innovation, within companies and organizations of any sector. The IoT expert is able to analyze processes and identify the opportunities that smart objects allow, which can be converted into new models and procedures, improving the processes efficiency. In addition, the IoT expert knows how to create and offer products, services, and innovative processes, transforming the company where he/she operates and increasing its level of competitiveness. [+]

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is drastically changing the way we perceive products, services, and processes. The possibility to build and connect smart objects, and to use them in innovative ways, opens new prospectives at any level: consumer, enterprise and socially.

The Master in Internet of Things aims to prepare professional profiles (IoT experts) able to combine the technological promise of the Internet with innovation, within companies and organizations of any sector. The IoT expert is able to analyze processes and identify the opportunities that smart objects allow, which can be converted into new models and procedures, improving the processes efficiency. In addition, the IoT expert knows how to create and offer products, services, and innovative processes, transforming the company where he/she operates and increasing its level of competitiveness.... [-]


ReADs - Master in Retail Architecture and Design for Social and Commercial Purposes

IUAV University of Architecture in Venice, Italy
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Venice

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Specialisation Programme for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spaces, architectures and experiences for commercial and social places. [+]

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Master course for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spaces, architectures and experiences for commercial and social places.

Held at the University of Architecture in Venice –IUAV– ReADs is a high-level Master’s course that aims to train Retail Design professionals through a “learning by doing” teaching consisting of frontal lessons integrated by workshops, internships, visits to the main international companies leaders of innovation and a filed trip to Sweden, home-country of Retail.

Lessons are held by some of the best professionals in Retail, Design and Architecture worldwide.... [-]


MFA Program in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament

ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Florence

Alchimia’s MFA program develops over a two-year period with the aim to expand and deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in studio-based jewelry design. The program is intended to generate further critical understanding in and of the discipline, strengthen individual artistic approaches and positions, and investigate new possibilities for marketing and promotion. [+]

Alchimia’s MFA program develops over a two-year period with the aim to expand and deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in studio-based jewelry design. The program is intended to generate further critical understanding in and of the discipline, strengthen individual artistic approaches and positions, and investigate new possibilities for marketing and promotion.

The objective of the course is to render the students independent and qualitatively highly prepared in every aspect of their work, not only including research, creation, and production, but also networking, and exhibiting and self-presentation in relation to galleries and collectors. Therefore, in the second year of the program, students are not required to live in Florence, but can choose any city in Europe as their base. A personal tutor appointed by the school will follow their developments, while intensive workshops, seminars, and training periods are held in Florence.... [-]


Master in Business for Arts and Culture

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

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability. The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits. [+]

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability.

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits.... [-]


Master in Jewelry Design

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

4th edition - The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design is to train professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a field that has been constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The Jewel Designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewelry, i.e. watches, fine jewelry, precious stones, fashion accessories and metal, with an open mind asset for both creative and operative aspects. The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original personality to collections, in line with future scenarios. Career opportunities - The Jewel Designer can work as a free-lance opening an independent studio or associate at small, medium and large companies in the sector or in public and private institutions. This professional is able to develop and manage a project - in accordance with different customer's requirements - and to support the steps of research and production. [+]

4th edition - The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design is to train professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a field that has been constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The Jewel Designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewelry, i.e. watches, fine jewelry, precious stones, fashion accessories and metal, with an open mind asset for both creative and operative aspects. The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original personality to collections, in line with future scenarios.

Career opportunities - The Jewel Designer can work as a free-lance opening an independent studio or associate at small, medium and large companies in the sector or in public and private institutions. This professional is able to develop and manage a project - in accordance with different customer's requirements - and to support the steps of research and production.... [-]


Master's The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Rome

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design. [+]

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design.

The I Level Masters Degree The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet is meant to be an intensive theoretical and practical path of studies, with scientific research and hands-on laboratories offering tools for the design, modelling and application of costume-making: tailoring techniques focusing on costumes and their accessories, wigs, make-up, masks and jewellery, footwear, headgear. This is all offered in laboratories using practical techniques and applications, seeking to achieve organizational, design and operational skills.... [-]


Second Level University Professional Master MIPET: Master in Industrial Plant Engineering & Technologies

University Of Genoa (Università Degli Studi Di Genova)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Genoa

MIPET (Master in Industrial Plant Engineering and Technologies) is a One-year Degree Program organized in Genoa University and focusing on preparing new generations of top quality technical experts for Process Engineering, Industrial Plant Main Contractors, Power & Energy Industry, Iron & Steel Sector, Plant Equipment Suppliers as well as Construction Companies. [+]

MIPET (Master in Industrial Plant Engineering and Technologies) is a One-year Degree Program organized in Genoa University and focusing on preparing new generations of top quality technical experts for Process Engineering, Industrial Plant Main Contractors, Power & Energy Industry, Iron & Steel Sector, Plant Equipment Suppliers as well as Construction Companies.

MIPET main aim it is to satisfy the expectation from Leading Industries in term of high technical skills and excellent capabilities in Industrial Plants and Engineering. The Master Program is directed by Polytechnic School - Faculty of Engineering in strong cooperation with leading industries and major companies operating in these industrial sectors; this approach guarantees the relevance and effectiveness of the initiative in the international scenario.... [-]


Master in Economics

ESOMAS, University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Turin

Consulting firms, regulatory bodies, large manufacturing and financial firms rely on both strategic thinking and sound measurement of business trends. This program combines training in economics and in advanced quantitative techniques. [+]

Two-year Masters Course

Consulting firms, regulatory bodies, large manufacturing and financial firms rely on both strategic thinking and sound measurement of business trends. This program combines training in economics and in advanced quantitative techniques. The study of economic systems and economic policy, the interpretation and forecasting of macroeconomic data, and the analysis of market structures are among the core topics of the program. Graduates will hold a diploma of Laurea Magistrale.

Interaction with Collegio Carlo Alberto

Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation fostering research and teaching in economics, sharing the best practices of the international academic community. Economics students are encouraged to join weekly seminars as well as the “Collegio aperto”, which is a lecture series on current economic topics. Academically outstanding students may apply to become Senior Allievi of Collegio. The Allievi are expected to fulfill their university requirements, as well as to participate in additional activities at Collegio.... [-]


Master in Transportation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 2 years March 2019 Italy Turin

17th edition​ - The Master course in Transportation Design offers people with a great passion for cars the chance to engage strongly in car design techniques. It takes students at the core of design world, making them learn about innovative thinking and how to approach, develop and finalize the design of a car exterior and a car interior. Turin is the perfect city for this course, because it is the world capital of car design, and it was the birthplace of the most important design houses and car companies of Italy. The city offers the chance to get the whole network of Car Designers to come to IED sharing their abilities with our students for classes, lectures, workshops or for recruiting young talents. The Master focuses its approach on simulating a real work experience. The goal is to present a full-scale model designed and sculpted by the students. Then, it will be presented at the Geneva International Motorshow, the world’s most important display of car design. [+]

17th edition​ - The Master course in Transportation Design offers people with a great passion for cars the chance to engage strongly in car design techniques. It takes students at the core of design world, making them learn about innovative thinking and how to approach, develop and finalize the design of a car exterior and a car interior.

Turin is the perfect city for this course, because it is the world capital of car design, and it was the birthplace of the most important design houses and car companies of Italy. The city offers the chance to get the whole network of Car Designers to come to IED sharing their abilities with our students for classes, lectures, workshops or for recruiting young talents.... [-]


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 - 15 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.... [-]