Second Level Degrees

The second level degrees are organized in two years.

Following the guidelines of the recent ministerial decrees concerning the autonomy of teaching methods given to the University in deciding the classification of the graduates (D.M. 3/11/99 and D.M. 4/8/00), the learning and professional practical ability of the student is measured in university training credits (cfu), that are credited to the student for each chosen activity. A single cfu counts for 25 hours activity including lessons, individual study, laboratory practice, placement on training courses and work experience. The credits corresponding to each training activity are acquired by the student upon passing exams or via other assessment depending on the nature of the activity.

In order to graduate, the student must gain at least 120 cfus over the two years.

These degrees are clearly reserved in Italy to students that have reached a first level degree in the same field.

The aim of these degrees is to form students capable of undertaking highly qualified and specialized professional activities.

These degrees are characterized by teaching to a limited number of students, with contents based on the knowledge acquired in the first level degree.

Also these degrees imparts different branches of specialisation by offering many curricula and most of them are structured in three semester in order to let the students use the whole last semester of the second year for the thesis.