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 Information Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Information Design has a multidisciplinary approach that brings together visual design, data analysis, and creative coding. Students will develop a skillset and a mindset to understand different cultural, social and economic contexts, translate complex information into engaging visual forms and narratives that are readable by different audiences, to support comprehensive communication strategies. [+]

Master in INFORMATION DESIGN - Nurturing accessible complex information

‘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. Career Opportunities ... [-]

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 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 Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Milan

The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also short films and docu-fiction. [+]

The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also short films and docu-fiction. Significant is also the growing demand in the fields of games, animation productions cross and transmedia, special effects for movies and television productions.

The Master in Animation Design offers the possibility to fit into one of these professional sectors: in independent production companies, research, and design consultancies, service agencies, internal structures of broadcasters, specialized departments of publishing houses.

Career opportunities - The Animation Designer can fit into the professional field of animation production, cross and transmedia. The Master guarantees a highly qualifying expertise for profiles such as Concept Artist, Character Designer, Ambient Designer, Storyboard Artist; Character Animator 2D; Character Animator 3D; Production Assistant; Compositor.... [-]


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 International Human Resources Management

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 year March 2018 Italy Rome + 1 more

Join the most international business school in Europe! The ideal choice for all those who wish to excel as human resources professionals in the job market at the international level. World class training, internships, professional and networking opportunities on a global scale. [+]

EARLY BIRD: 10% DISCOUNT IF YOU ENROL BEFORE DECEMBER THE 11th!

Starting date: each year, in March and October.Nowadays Human resources represent a crucial factor for companies and non-profit organisations in order to gain a competitive advantage. The individual’s competencies, motivations, innovation capabilities and overall professional performance quality determine an organisation’s success. From such a perspective, companies and institutions must equip themselves with experts capable of both fully understanding the central role of the individual and of overseeing the related managerial processes, such as: selection, hiring, training, communication, development and compensation.

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Human Resources Master

Meliusform Business School
Campus or Online Part time 5 months November 2018 Italy Rome Milan + 1 more

The Human Resources Executive Master meets the training needs of those profiles that recognize HR as their career vocation and aim to acquire the specialist know-how needed to operate in the field. [+]

Organization, Selection, Training and Personnel Development

5 months - 22 lessons - 11 weekends - 88 hours of classroom Saturday Formula Lectures - from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

The Human Resources Executive Master meets the training needs of those profiles that recognize HR as their career vocation and aim to acquire the specialist know-how needed to operate in the field.

The Executive Master, through a practical training course, allows you to form profiles that can: independently manage Personal Selecting processes, design and deliver training, develop human potential and master the core aspects of the Business Organization and Of Retributive Policies.

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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. [+]

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 Interior Design

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

Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for identity, performance, emotional and physical comfort of individuals and groups. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout, and display. The program provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, color, furniture and the integration of technical components. [+]

Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for identity, performance, emotional and physical comfort of individuals and groups. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout, and display. The program provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, color, furniture and the integration of technical components. The relation with the building is deeply investigated. All these aspects meet in the studio classes led by renowned professionals that support the creation of a working knowledge base. Collaborations with brands and institutions enable the students to comprehend how interiors communicate the brand values in a retail environment or in a corporate space through the use of architectural elements and spatial graphics. As a result of this education, on the one hand, students are encouraged to develop a conceptual approach in design practice gaining a strategic understanding of elements and processes involved. On the other hand, technical representation and architectural detailing serve the students as a mirror for reviewing their design and refining their professional skills.... [-]


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.... [-]


European Master in Computational Logic (EMCL)

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

The aim of the program is to provide profound theoretical and practical knowledge required for professional practice in artificial intelligence, computer science, logic, linguistics and cognitive science: you will learn how to develop programs that enable computers to display behavior that can be characterized as intelligent. [+]

The aim of the program is to provide profound theoretical and practical knowledge required for professional practice in artificial intelligence, computer science, logic, linguistics and cognitive science: you will learn how to develop programs that enable computers to display behavior that can be characterized as intelligent.

The EMCL is an international study program offering as a joint degree within a consortium composed of four universities:

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Unibz) Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) Technische Universität Wien (TUW) Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA)

The objective of the EMCL program is to train professionals acquainted with the individual disciplines of computational logic able to work according to scientific standards. To acquire in-depth knowledge, students may choose appropriate combinations of advanced courses from a vast catalog offered by the four partner universities.... [-]


MaBDA – Master in Big Data Analytics

LUISS Business School
Campus Full time March 2018 Italy Rome

LUISS Business School’s Master in Big Data Analytics, developed in partnership with Oracle, provides young professionals with the skills to be at the forefront of modern Business Analytics technique and to become accomplished [+]

LUISS Business School’s Master in Big Data Management provides young professionals with the skills to be at the forefront of modern Business Analytics technique and to become accomplished Data Scientist.

The digitalisation of the world economy is making data available at an unprecedented pace. Companies and organisations around the world are working to make data an integral part of their business model.

A key ingredient in the recipe for a successful data-centric decision approach to business is the “data scientist”. This new professional figure is highly demanded as enterprises are increasingly harnessing the data at their disposal.

Several surveys conducted in Europe and in the US show that the “data scientist” is one of the most requested professional figures.... [-]


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.... [-]