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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 i… Read more

Italy is known for many of the most wonderful things in life; wine, great food, fashion, architecture, art, film, literature, and of course, the delightful Italian language. Italy also has a rich history of higher education and the country has been a leader in developing and adopting new standards for European higher education. Imagine spending two years studying for a master’s degree in Italy! In addition to an outstanding education, students will revel in the cultural experience that Italy has to offer – everything from ancient ruins to opera and modern technology.

Italian higher education has two components – universities and non-universities. Universities include about 60 public universities divided into private universities, universities specifically for international students, and  specialized schools. Non-universities offer programs in a wide variety of subjects such as fine arts, language, education and specialized fields such as military studies. Universities are characterized by research in addition to education, whereas non-universities focus on preparing students for a specific profession.

Since 2005, Italy has used the three-cycle degree system, awarding the equivalent of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The master’s degree is named “Laurea Specialistica (LS).” More than 100 types of degree programs are available.

Admission to master’s programs requires a first cycle/bachelor’s degree and competency in Italian. Some programs, such as education and arts, also require entrance examinations. Since admission procedures vary, prosepctive students should review the requirements for each program.

Tuition at public universities is low, beginning at around €1,000 per year, although master’s programs tend to run somewhat higher, and tuition at private institution is much higher. A typical master’s program requires two years of full-time study and 120 ECTS credits. However, scholarships are widely available for both Italian and international students and are offered by each individual institution.

There are many exciting Master in Italy degrees, with more and more of them being taught in English. Whether you want to study Fashion, Design, Management, Science, Economics, Psychology, Marketing, Engineering, or a different subject entirely, you’ll find something that interests you in Italy. Students pursuing a Masters degree in Italy benefit not only from the excellent faculty and academic facilities, but also from the international student body that brings many perspectives to the learning environment. More than 100,000 international students take classes in Italy every year. With rigorous academic classes and a world reputation for high quality research, master’s students will find a friendly but disciplined environment that encourages curiosity and innovation.

Italy is one of the most industrialized countries in the world, so individuals with master’s degrees will find many opportunities for post-graduate employment in both industry and research institutions. Major Italian industries include automotive, chemicals, energy, agriculture, fashion and tourism.

Take some time to check out the exciting educational opportunities that Italy has to offer by browsing the information below. After reviewing the information, if you have additional questions about a specific university or program, please contact the institutions directly.

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Sustainability Management School
Milan, Italy +1 More

Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice.

Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
ESCP Business School - Turin Campus
Turin, Italy

For a successful career in the Food & Beverage sector as Managers, Executives, and Entrepreneurs. Once you have completed the Master multiple scenarios will be open in a m ... +

For a successful career in the Food & Beverage sector as Managers, Executives, and Entrepreneurs. Once you have completed the Master multiple scenarios will be open in a multinational company or in a small-medium enterprise, in a start-up or in a consolidated business in Europe or around the world. -
MSc
Full-time
15 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies
Milan, Italy +2 More

The FIFA Master is celebrating more than 20 years of success in sports business education and has maintained its position as the No.1 ranked Postgraduate Sport Management cour ... +

The FIFA Master is celebrating more than 20 years of success in sports business education and has maintained its position as the No.1 ranked Postgraduate Sport Management course in Europe for a record ninth time in the new 2021 SportBusiness rankings. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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International Telematic University UNINETTUNO
Rome, Italy

The second-cycle degree course in Business Management and Digital Technologies is intended for the training of specialists in management and control of companies, specialists ... +

The second-cycle degree course in Business Management and Digital Technologies is intended for the training of specialists in management and control of companies, specialists in the commercial areas of the companies operating in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, and consultants in the field of business economics and new technologies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Online
 
Accademia del Lusso
Milan, Italy

The Master’s Course in Fashion Collection Management builds a professional who has the right skills to manage the production area of fashion and luxury businesses.

The Master’s Course in Fashion Collection Management builds a professional who has the right skills to manage the production area of fashion and luxury businesses. -
Master
Full-time
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
IUAD Accademia della Moda
Naples, Italy

The two-year course aims at training a professional figure capable of managing the design and development of accessory collections (leather goods and footwear) both from a sty ... +

The two-year course aims at training a professional figure capable of managing the design and development of accessory collections (leather goods and footwear) both from a stylistic, technical and production point of view. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Italian
Oct 2022
Campus
 
Åbo Akademi University
L'Aquila, Italy +3 More

EDISS is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme jointly delivered by Åbo Akademi University, University of the Balearic Islands, University of L’Aquila and Mä ... +

EDISS is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme jointly delivered by Åbo Akademi University, University of the Balearic Islands, University of L’Aquila and Mälardalen University. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Milan, Italy

The International Master in Cybersecurity Management is the innovative programme which aims to prepare students for a leadership role that strengthens organisations by underst ... +

The International Master in Cybersecurity Management is the innovative programme which aims to prepare students for a leadership role that strengthens organisations by understanding cybersecurity risks, the potential impacts on business and possible countermeasures, with important insights into governance, compliance, and regulatory issues. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
The Global Campus of Human Rights
Venice, Italy

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of human ri ... +

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
14 Feb 2022
Campus
 
Link Campus University
Rome, Italy

The Master’s Degree in Innovative Technologies for Digital Communication’s Interaction Design curriculum will provide you with a multidisciplinary education aimed at designing ... +

The Master’s Degree in Innovative Technologies for Digital Communication’s Interaction Design curriculum will provide you with a multidisciplinary education aimed at designing interactive solutions for various application areas (education, tourism, mobility, entertainment, cultural heritage) and their subsequent market launch through digital channels. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Lisbon - Medfor
Padua, Italy +2 More

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Master Course Program. The MEDfOR emphasis is to prepare the future generation of engineers, managers, researchers, and teachers involved in M ... +

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Master Course Program. The MEDfOR emphasis is to prepare the future generation of engineers, managers, researchers, and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Università LUM - School of Management
Milan, Italy

The program intends to provide graduates with a comprehensive and critical understanding of key issues in international business and economic development, as well as valuable ... +

The program intends to provide graduates with a comprehensive and critical understanding of key issues in international business and economic development, as well as valuable perspectives on China’s economies and multinationals. Its ultimate objective is to prepare participants with strong skills for a successful international business career in Asian markets, more specifically, in the development of projects and partnering relationships between Italy and China. -
Master
Full-time
1500 hours
English
Campus
 
Sustainability Management School
Milan, Italy +1 More

This course provides in-depth knowledge about the core issues and challenges of sustainable fashion and integrates responsible leadership applied to the fashion sector. Partic ... +

This course provides in-depth knowledge about the core issues and challenges of sustainable fashion and integrates responsible leadership applied to the fashion sector. Participants learn the art of sustainable fashion with a creative focus and a critical awareness that enables them to be an active player in the sustainable fashion industry. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
International Telematic University UNINETTUNO
Rome, Italy

The aim of this distance learning Master in European Law and Policies, run by the Law Faculty, is to train an interdisciplinary professional profile of an expert in European l ... +

The aim of this distance learning Master in European Law and Policies, run by the Law Faculty, is to train an interdisciplinary professional profile of an expert in European law and policies providing him operational and professional skills enabling him to participate in the various stages of the drafting and implementation of the European policies. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Online
 
Accademia del Lusso
Milan, Italy

This full-time, intensive one-year Master’s course is ideal for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs who dream of starting or managing a fashion or luxury brand or who want to work ... +

This full-time, intensive one-year Master’s course is ideal for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs who dream of starting or managing a fashion or luxury brand or who want to work in one of the many different areas related to fashion and luxury management. -
Master
Full-time
Italian, English
Feb 2022
Campus