See 473 Top Masters Programs in Italy 2019

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 Oil, Gas and Energy Policy

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Russia Odintsovo Italy Milan + 2 more

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.

Master in Service Design
Campus Full-time 1 year October 2019 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.

Executive MBA in Insurance & Finance (in Italian)

MIB Trieste School of Management
Campus Part-time 24 months Request Info Italy Trieste

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

Master in Marketing and Communication

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full-time 11 months November 2019 Italy Turin

17th edition - Working in marketing and communication means creating, developing, maintaining and optimizing relationships between customers and brands, establishing a direct and personalized bond. The Master in Marketing and Communication was born as a response to the need, expressed by companies and agencies, to acquire qualified personnel in the field of strategic and operational marketing and corporate communication. To respond satisfactorily to market needs and the expectations of the recipients, the Master's degree addresses in parallel the two professional fields - marketing and communication - both from the point of view of the company and the agency, in order to show points of contact, synergies and dynamics of interaction. In addition, in parallel with a market that has undergone increasingly rapid evolution, the training path includes large modules that specifically refer to the web area: from social media management to SEO and SEM, from web marketing to the management of the relationship with bloggers and infunecers, reputation and content management.

Master in Jewelry Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full-time 1 year January 2020 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.

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Padova
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Italy Padua

This graduate program trains future business developers with an entrepreneurial mind-set 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.

Master in Business Innovation (English)

University of Deusto: Deusto Business School
Campus Part-time 9 months September 2019 Spain Bilbao San Sebastián United Kingdom Cambridge Italy Florence Madrid + 6 more

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.

Master in Fashion Business

IFDA Italian Fashion & Design Academy
Campus Full-time 8 months January 2020 Italy Milan

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.

Master in Curatorial Practice

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full-time 12 months January 2020 Italy Venice

3rd edition - Today, curating contemporary art requires as many skills as there are artistic contexts and languages. Whereas a solid cultural background is as important as management and communication skills, what is even more crucial for a 21st Century Curator is to build a stable network of relationships to make a curatorial project tangible and widely expandable. For this reason, thanks to the prestige and unique position of the city of Venice, participants have the opportunity to engage critically and actively in current debates in curatorial practice and contemporary art and to operate in the Biennale context, incubator for excellence and innovation. The course leads students to practically learn the job of a Curator in all its forms, also thanks to an international Faculty that includes some of the most prominent professionals of the art world. This way, participants get to know the curatorial methods that institutions such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondation Pinault, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia and Christie's apply.

Master International Management

CIS - Scuola per La Gestione D'Impresa
Campus Full-time 1 year Request Info Italy Reggio Emilia

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.

Academic Master in The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full-time 1 year November 2019 Italy Rome

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 jewel design houses, credited for their curriculum, competence, creativity and craftsmanship level, and of service to the most important international film, theatre and tv productions, representing the highest “made in Italy” heritage and experience.

Master of Luxury Management, Innovation and Branding in Rome, Italy

Swiss School of Management, Rome Italy
Campus Part-time 1 - 2 years October 2019 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 in Corporate Finance

LUISS Business School
Campus Full-time 12 months September 2019 Italy Rome

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

Master degree courses in Modern Philology

University of Calabria
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Italy Rende

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 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.

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 2019 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.