Postgraduate Degree Courses
Postgraduate Degree Courses include:
- corsi di laurea magistrale (post-graduate programmes)
- corsi di master universitario di primo livello (first level master degree programmes).
“Corsi di laurea magistrale” (second cycle level programmes) are aimed at providing graduates with an advanced level of education leading to specialisation in particular areas. The entry requirement is an Italian degree of Laurea (first cycle level) or an equivalent foreign qualification. Admission is subject to specific course requirements as determined by the university offering the programme. The workload is 120 ECTS credits, the duration of the course is 2 years.
The postgraduate degree Laurea magistrale (second cycle level of the Bologna Process) is awarded to those students who, having successfully completed their course, have also defended a dissertation in their chosen subject.
Most degree courses are offered at undergraduate level first (degree of Laurea), which last 3 years, and then at postgraduate level (Laurea magistrale) which lasts 2 years. A few degree courses combine the two and last 5 years, one “long cycle”, and are known as “Corsi di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico” (one long cycle degree programmes). The entry requirement is the Italian school leaving diploma or a comparable foreign qualification, and admission is always subject to an entrance exam. At the end of the five-year course, students are awarded a Laurea magistrale (i.e the same degree awarded on completion of a two-year post-graduate degree course following a three-year Laurea). Students then have the option of studying for a Second Level Master (master di secondo livello), a Doctoral programme (dottorato di ricerca) or Vocational courses (scuole di specializzazione).
LUMSA offers three long cycle degree courses:
- Law (Giurisprudenza Roma)
- Law (Giurisprudenza Palermo)
- Primary Education (Scienze della Formazione primaria Roma)
All postgraduate degrees offer advantageous entry to the general labour market, the civil service, regulated professions; they also allow access to doctoral degree programmes, i.e. degree courses of the third cycle.
- Clinical Psychology
- Company Communication, Marketing and New Media
- Sciences of primary education
- Management and Organization of Educatione Services