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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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Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

Masters’ programme “Oil and Gas Sector Economics and International Energy Policy Issues” was launched in 2007 by MGIMO jointly with an Italian university Univerità di Com ... [+]

Masters’ programme “Oil and Gas Sector Economics and International Energy Policy Issues” was launched in 2007 by MGIMO jointly with an Italian university Univerità di Commerciale Luigi Bocconi which is a recognized European leader in the field of economic and business education and which co-operates closely with major world energy companies.

The Russian-Italian master’s programme “Oil and Gas Sector Economics and International Energy Policy Issues” provides a unique opportunity for Russian and Italian undergraduate students to become experts in modelling and forecasting economic development in the energy sector branches. Successful graduates will be awarded a “Master of Economics in World Energy” degree from MGIMO (U) MFA RF and a “Master (Laurea Specialistica) of Economics and Sociology” degree from the Bocconi University with appropriate national diplomas.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
POLI.design

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as ... [+]

The course will be delivered in English.

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. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment, and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
MIB Trieste School of Management

A part-time and specialized MBA course in Italian language, focusing on Insurance and Finance advanced competencies and experience. ... [+]

This part-time MBA course is held in Italian and was conceived in collaboration with Allianz SpA and Generali Group; it has now been opened to the market. It is aimed at high potentials and executives in Insurance & Finance sectors and takes 24 months.

Program

The Executive MBA in Insurance & Finance by MIB Trieste School of Management focuses on the most up to date insurance and financial issues, aimed at offering an integrated vision of organizational and management processes in a company.

As well as studying the technical aspects of the main insurance products, great attention is delivered to fields such as Organization, Marketing, HR and Strategy.

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Italy Trieste
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Italian
Part-time
24 months
Campus
University of Padova

This graduate program trains future business developers with an entrepreneurial mind-set and an open-minded approach through the acquisition of knowledge, competences, an ... [+]

This graduate program trains future business developers with an entrepreneurial mindset and an open-minded approach through the acquisition of knowledge, competences, and frameworks useful to support the rise and growth of firms acting in the current digital scenario and working in a global setting.

Course description

The course allows participants to master business development processes – being in the form of growing trajectories of existing firms or new start-ups - from multiple perspectives.

On the one hand, the course provides a deep understanding of business models and value creation processes connected to the dynamic global competitive scenario, the management of a variety of markets, and the opportunities offered by digital technologies.... [-]

Italy Padua
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Deusto: Deusto Business School

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orchestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique ... [+]

Program Description

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orchestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action.

It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations.... [-]

Italy Florence
September 2019
Part-time
9 months
Campus
University of Calabria

The Department of Humanities at the University of Calabria is proud to announce the launch of a new Master of Arts Degree programme which will be effective from the acade ... [+]

Master degree courses in Modern Philology

The Department of Humanities at the University of Calabria is proud to announce the launch of a new Master of Arts Degree program which will be effective from the academic year 2015-2016. The MA in Italian Studies is one of the available curricula of the Master of Arts Degree in Modern Philology and has been specifically designed for international students.

The program aims at training future teachers and professors who wish to disseminate the Italian language and culture abroad. The course will help students acquire and consolidate their knowledge of Italian history and culture and strong linguistic skills in spoken and written Italian.

Fifty percent of the lessons will be held in English. NO previous subject-specific qualifications and knowledge of the Italian language are required. Students will attend mandatory lessons and will be supported by tutors. In order to complete the program, students will have to obtain 120 credits over two years. ... [-]
Italy Rende
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Accademia Costume & Moda

The Master in The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer is in collaboration with costume shops, shoe factories, makeup, and hairstyle laboratories, Roman millineries and ... [+]

Outline

The role of the costume designer is fundamental in the opera house and in cinema: an artist who knows costume history and tradition, its roots, anthropological and psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions, that through his creations dictates the measure of time in which the story takes place, the psychology of the characters, faithfully reflecting what is expressed in music.

This Master Course trains professionals as assistant costume designers, consultant costume designers, professional costumiers able to work at both national and international levels since graduates are able to analyze and creatively interpret the theme, perform in-depth historical research; realize the sketches of costumes, sample fabrics, follow the manufacturing, design accessories, makeup and wigs needed for production.... [-]

Italy Rome
November 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IFDA Italian Fashion & Design Academy

The Fashion System is not only made up of creative people but above all of the expert managers who transform the creativity of others into a real business. ... [+]

The Fashion System is not only made up of creative people but above all of the expert managers who transform the creativity of others into a real business.

Marketing and management of product variables, prices, distribution, and communication allow companies in the fashion sector to achieve a competitive position, manage it and know how to optimize it.

The course is dedicated to all those who wish to acquire specific skills as a manager of the Fashion System, with awareness and competence in specific professional areas through practical guided experiences and the study of technical disciplines. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of markets and language, in order to provide suitable preparation for inclusion in any company in the fashion industry.... [-]

Italy Milan
January 2020
Full-time
8 months
Campus
CIS - Scuola per La Gestione D'Impresa

The Master International Management is a training course in General Management that provides the techniques and methodologies typical of the economy and business manageme ... [+]

The Master International Management is a training course in General Management that provides the techniques and methodologies typical of the economy and business management, with particular focus on business internationalization. The Master is aimed at young graduates who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills required to operate in international contexts.

It is organized by CIS - Business Management School of Unindustria Reggio Emilia, which has been working for over 30 years in the training and development of projects for the Emilian economy.

Asfor - Italian Association for Managerial Training is accredited.

The course of the Master is designed on the basis of the professional needs expressed by the companies of the territory in order to make a profitable evaluation of the candidacies for the completion of the internship and the subsequent work placement.... [-]

Italy Reggio Emilia
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
LUISS Business School

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

Today the management of financial resources and the relationships with financial markets and investors are critical objectives for firms, financial institutions and other organizations. The strategic role of Corporate Finance has become increasingly important due to the greater attention that managers dedicate to raising capital, financial planning, risk management and investment activities. The current financial environment requires new skills and competences to keep up with the demands for successful professionals in these times of rapid change.

OBJECTIVES

This program prepares you to deal with increasingly complex financial challenges, providing solid technical knowledge and skills, as well as the transversal competencies required to manage complex financial situations in an international environment. You will acquire a thorough knowledge of the conceptual and empirical tools to respond to emerging financial challenges and create new opportunities.... [-]

Italy Rome
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

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) ... [+]

Admissions to the 2019/2020 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) are still open: extended deadline – 15 April. 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.... [-]

Italy Venice
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Swiss School of Management, Rome Italy

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 m ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The goal of this two-year program is to provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of entrepreneurial and economic subjects, focusing on two aspects: how to ... [+]

Get top-notch business knowledge on start-ups and innovation from us. Turn your ideas into your start-up!

The goal of this two-year program is to provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of entrepreneurial and economic subjects, focusing on two aspects: how to build up new companies and how to develop innovation within a company. Areas that characterize the study of entrepreneurship include setting up a business plan, analyzing the human, economic and financial resources necessary to set up a business and understanding how to recognize market opportunities. Innovation is understood broadly as the creation and application of new skills applied to product development, managerial processes, and competitive strategies.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates ... [+]

The Online Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

Our Executive Master – multi-disciplinary and flexible

CIFE’s Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time.... [-]

Italy Rome
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Full-time
2 years
Online
University Of Genoa (Università Degli Studi Di Genova)

This Course aims to train experts that know how to combine the professional and cultural aspects of Hydrography and Oceanography with the most innovative marine environme ... [+]

Summary

This Course aims to train experts that know how to combine the professional and cultural aspects of Hydrography and Oceanography with the most innovative marine environment survey techniques.

It is the only Italian Master’s degree course that prepares experts in hydrography and oceanography in an international environment and conforms with the recognized standards of the International Board of Standards of Competence, FIG/IHO/ICA Hydrographic Surveyor Category A Course.

Learning by doing Analysis, control, and management of the natural and man-made environment. Direct and remote survey of the environment; management of data networks (Geomatics). Measures of physical size of oceanic water masses, weather-oceanographic numerical models. Thematic and nautical cartographic production. Career perspectives Research and education institutes; Regions; Municipalities, Port authorities; Technological parks, Marine hydrographic institute; Hydrological services. Maritime engineering businesses, resources, exploration, cable-laying, and pipelines, dredging, cartography, environmental monitoring. ... [-]
Italy Genoa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus