The first level university specialising Master, corresponding to Level 7 of the European Qualification Framework, is designed for those with an undergraduate degree who wish to focus their training on specific professional profiles, with a view to immediate employment. These courses are characterised by highly interactive teaching and frequent opportunities for field training (internships, workshops, professional seminars) and guided practical exercises. The training credits acquired can be recognised for the purposes of a possible graduate degree.
The 2nd level university specialising Master, corresponding to level 8 of the European Qualification Framework, develops highly in-depth scientific paths and excellent training opportunities for those who have obtained a graduate degree and/or an integrated degree.
Is there an orientation service for choosing a university specialising master?
The master's office organises a range of orientation activities. You can request an interview with a specialised counsellor who will guide you in the choice of your path, participate in the postgraduate fairs organised in major Italian cities or in our Open Evening in June and September where you will receive information on master's programmes, admission procedures, scholarships and benefits.
Can I apply for more than one university specialising Master?
You may apply for admission to more than one university specialising master. In this case, you will have to produce an application for admission to each of the masters you are interested in.a
How long does the university specialising master last?
The university specialising master normally lasts 1 academic year (equivalent to 60 ECTS). In some cases, modules spread over 18/24 months may be provided, with a workload of 60 ECTS. The university specialising master’s in journalism, recognised as qualifying for the state examination, lasts two years and requires for the awarding of 120 ECTS.
Are there any part-time university specialising masters?
Yes, some university specialising masters provide evening or weekend attendance (on Fridays and Saturdays).
When are the university specialising masters due to start?
In general, university specialising masters start in October or November. Some masters start in January, February and March.
Is attendance at the university specialising master compulsory?
Yes, attendance at the university specialising master is compulsory, generally for 75% of the total number of hours (see individual master's rules).
Is there an internship during the master's course?
The master's includes a period of internship aimed at obtaining the title. You can carry out your internship in Italy or abroad, with companies that have a consolidated collaboration in the field of the Masters. On the basis of the needs expressed by the students, new ad hoc agreements may be stipulated.
How much does a university specialising master's cost?
Each university specialising master has a specific fee to be paid in several instalments (go to the "admission" page of each university specialising master). Fees can be paid by payment slip (MAV), by bank transfer or by credit card (for the Milan, Brescia and Piacenza-Cremona campuses).
Are there any scholarships or financial benefits?
A series of scholarships and financial benefits are available to Italian and foreign students who meet specific merit, origin and financial requirements. Enrolled students can also apply, through an agreement with Banca Intesa, for a low-interest loan to cover participation costs. In addition, each university specialising master may award scholarships to cover all or part of the tuition fees.
What services does the university offer to university specialising master students?
You can take advantage of all the services offered by the University: blackboard teaching platform, wireless, language courses, canteen and health service, guidance, internships and placements, library, book lending, sports and cultural centre.
Does the university provide accommodation for university specialising master's students?
Educatt offers an online service for finding rooms and shared flats. The university specialising master's office can provide support in identifying residences and institutes that offer subsidised rates. (Service active for the Milan, Brescia and Piacenza-Cremona campuses).
Can I deduct the tuition fees paid for my university specialising master from my tax return?
Yes. Pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 993 of 23 December 2016, tuition fees, for enrolment in all first and second level university Master's at the Milan, Brescia and Piacenza campuses, are deductible at 19% for a maximum amount of €3,700 (regardless of the specialising Master's subject area).
The deduction is granted on condition that you are in possession of receipts for payment of fees made by payment slip (MAV), bank transfer, by credit card or other payment systems.
Access also the MIUR website for information on deductibility of education expenses
If you are a VAT-registered worker who has attended a university specialising master, you can benefit from a tax saving. As an alternative to the 19% deduction, you can deduct from your income the cost of attending the master, including any travel and accommodation expenses, up to a maximum of €10,000.