The University of Milan offers international students Degree programmes of several curses of study entirely or partially held in English in addition to some programmes taught in Italian that have always been attractive for foreign students, thanks to their didactic contents and teaching methods.
You can find a selection of programmes inside the Faculties listed below.
To have the complete overview of all the courses offered by the University, please visit the Italian section.
Master's degree programme in Safety Assessment of Xenobiotics and Biotechnological Products
The degree programme in Sciences of Legal Services is intended to provide students with a baseline in legal studies, teaching them how to apply law to facts. The degree programme in Sciences of Legal Services trains students to enter a wide array of legal professions. On the public-sector side, the programme is for students hoping to enter a career in territorial administration (whether on a national, regional, or local level), working with a public entity or public holding. In terms of the private sector, the expected career path for graduates includes working in banking, insurance, finance, and more generally in investing and brokering, in the fields of compliance, contract management, and working with clients to avoid litigation. The degree programme also focuses on training experts in labour law, with the skill set and professional pedigree needed for HR management, union relations, collective bargaining, benefits management, and corporate welfare. Furthermore, the programme allows students to develop a specific understanding regarding issues relating to the evolution and governance of the non-profit arena within the Italian legal system. Graduates may have opportunities working directly for a company, public agency, or professional firm, or as independent professionals and entrepreneurs.
Indispensable for these professions is an understanding of a finite set of legal concepts, as well as a background in sociology, economics, and law-related computer skills. English-language proficiency is likewise required.
In a nutshell, we expect that upon graduating, those earning a degree in Sciences of Legal Services would know how to apply (using independent judgement and strong communication skills) their knowledge to solve problems in a wide range of professions within the legal field. The degree programme in Sciences of Legal Services has four different curricula:
• Corporate legal-affairs expert
• Public-Administration legal-affairs expert
• HR legal-affairs expert
• Non-profit legal-affairs expert.
The Five-Year Degree Course aims to provide students with a thorough and articulate knowledge of the domestic and international law, not only through a systematic and methodological approach, but also by means of an interdisciplinary perspective.
The Degree Course is divided into two phases: a theoretical and a practical one.
The theoretical phase aims at giving the students the essential skills to orient themselves through the different branches of the law and to gain the necessary skills to understand the legal reasoning.
The practical phase aims at teaching students how to handle the issues related to the interpretation of the law, stimulating them to develop critical abilities, communication skills and their vocabulary.
The Master's Degree Programme in Law prepares students for traditional careers in the field (attorney, magistrate, notary), but it also gives them the opportunity to explore a number of other law-related career paths, including as a consultant or salaried employee. A Master's degree in Law is the only pathway to the Post-graduate School of Legal Professions.
The post-graduate degree course LL.M. in Law and Sustainable Development, entirely taught in English, aims at educating professionals capable of using their advanced legal knowledge and skills, integrated with an understanding of the underlying socio-economic issues, to further the realization of the SDGs in the activities of public and private organizations, at the international, national, and local level.
The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of contemporary legal and socio-economic dynamics, characterised by interdependence, increasing complexity, rapid evolution, and integration between different fields of knowledge, as well as by a pluralist legal landscape, in which the traditional boundaries between levels (international, supranational, and domestic) and sources (public/private) of regulation are blurring.
In this context, students will develop an advanced understanding of the theoretical foundations of sustainability processes and the ethical implications of the choices made in this field by policy-makers and regulators, as well as by economic and social actors. They will also acquire an in-depth knowledge of the international and European legal framework applicable to the design and implementation of sustainability policies by international and supranational organisations, national and local public authorities, corporations (both in the domestic and transnational dimension), and organisations of the civil society (including NGOs).
The first year is the same for each student; In the second year, students can tailor their study plan, by choosing elective courses from among those offered within one of the four curricula, as well as one or more optional courses/activities.
• Law, economics and development;
• Human rights law and sustainable development;
• Environmental law and policy;
• Rule of law
The LL.M. programme trains a new generation of legal specialists able to reconcile social development, environmental goals, and economic growth in the activities of private and public organizations. LL.M. graduates will contribute to fostering favourable conditions for long-term competitiveness, social cohesion, and better environmental protection. At the local, national, and international levels, they will play a role in updating existing legal frameworks, business practices, and social action to the requirements and expectations about what the law can do in the sustainable development realm.
International Medical School (IMS) is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan. The degree course consists of 360 credits overall, spread over a six-year programme, of which at least 60 must be acquired in training aimed at the acquisition of specific professional abilities.
The main objective is to train excellent clinicians and researchers, capable of actively contributing to the improvement of human health. Leadership, passion for innovation, clinical experience, ethical judgment, self-awareness and respect for others’ values are key strenghts . We also strive to promote individual interests and strengthen the unique potential of each student so that he/she can achieve professional independence and excellence.
The IMS curriculum has been carefully devised and adapted during the years to be clearly distinct from the curricula of the other Italian MD programmes. Distinctive features of the MD curriculum include:
• International profile, with lessons held in English by Italian professors, enhanced by visiting professors – from leading European and North American universities.
• Innovative teaching methods, problem-based learning through structured training, small groups and discussions of clinical cases. The school will also offer exchange programs with foreign universities, which is seen as a key ingredient in enriching the learning experience.
• Highly integrated curriculum, with teaching activities and classes divided into blocks from the first year, and specially- designed programs of integrated content for a limited number of students.
• Research focus, through the early experience in research laboratories, the students will be early exposed to the content and methods of scientific research as a tool to approach the clinical field in the context of a translational training: “from bench-to-bedside” and vice versa.
The advent of technologies that allow the global analysis of biological phenomena ("omics") has revolutionized the study of human diseases and opened new perspectives in the field of research, diagnosis and therapy, tracing the path for Precision or Personalized Medicine. The central element of Precision Medicine is, in fact, the quantitative description of biological or clinical phenotypes by high definition omics (genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, digital imaging, radiomics and radiogenomics). The Course aims at providing students with a broad understanding of omics disciplines applied to medicine and first-hand practical experience with different omics techniques. Key competences of graduates include the ability to design experiments, manage the workflow, analyze and interpret omics data, and create applications for future developments in omics approaches.
The courses and training activities will provide specific skills in omics disciplines and in the computational approaches that are necessary for the interpretation of results. Graduates will also be familiar with the legal, ethical and decision-making aspects related to the handling of sensitive data.
Graduates in Biomedical Omics will be able to pursue careers as Technologists in Biomedical Omics.
Tasks: Coordination and execution of omics techniques in routine diagnostics or clinical research within hospital laboratories.
• understanding of the clinical demand underlying the required analyses;
• execution of omics analyses;
• interpretation of results;
• introduction of technological upgrades in the clinical laboratory and development of technology upgrades to adapt standard protocols to local needs.
Employment opportunities: diagnostic laboratories in hospitals and clinical research laboratories.
Graduates will also have the possibility to work in basic research laboratories, in biotechnological development institutes, or to continue their academic training by enrolling in doctoral programs or second-level masters programs, both in Italy and abroad.
The Master Programme in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine is committed to form professionals, provided with a strong technical and theoretical background. The expected evolution of their careers will be to develop scientific methodologies and coordinate research projects in the fields of applied biotechnology and translational medicine.
The Master Programme will provide students with a strong educational background on the genetic and molecular bases of diseases and the pathophysiological mechanisms that occur in humans in pathological states, in order to develop diagnostic and therapeutic strategies based on biotechnology.
This knowledge will be integrated with a specific formation in the fields of informatics, biophysics, nanotechnology and pharmacology. The Master Programme is organized in common and curricular learning activities focused on neuroscience, oncology, molecular diagnostics and immunobiotechnology.
As a part of the common course, the students will learn about economic management of a scientific project, with emphasis on the construction of a business plan and cost analysis.
The Master Programme dedicates a long period of time, almost the entire second year, to laboratory activities in which the student, under the supervision of a tutor, will autonomously develop and apply different experimental approaches in the context of a wider research project. This activity will be finalized to the preparation of the degree programme final exam.
The course trains healthcare professionals, responsible for providing general nursing support in the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation of diseases and illnesses, as well as palliative care.
The course is articulated in three years. The didactic programme includes les-sons, seminaries, laboratory activities conducted in small groups under the supervision of a tutor and traineeships. Students will acquire many skills, included technical skills, patient education, and a proper bedside manner.
Completion of the degree leads to qualified nursing status and permits graduates to practice in public and private healthcare facilities, both in the community and through home care, in an employed or freelance capacity.
The Master's degree in Environmental and Food Economics (EFE) is an internationally oriented high-quality programme designed to provide students with both an excellent academic background and a practical attitude. The degree guarantees a promising outlook for a future professional career in today’s challenging fields of the economics of sustainability and of the management of the agri-food system.
The Master's degree in Environmental and Food Economics provides advanced expertise in economic and management disciplines, quantitative methods, and specific theoretical and applied knowledge in environmental and natural resources economics and in the economics and management of the agri-food system. The aim is to provide advanced knowledge and instruments for the promotion of sustainable development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resources management (water, soil, energy), environmental, energy, and agri-food policy analyses, innovation in the agri-food sector, internationalisation of agri-food companies, food security and rural development.
The program initially provides a series of teachings instrumental to the disciplines involved in the master (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, law, economic history). Then its organization is balanced with common core teachings in the following areas: business (accounting, environmental management), economics (microeconomics, environmental & natural resource economics), and the environment (agri-food economics, International agri-food markets and policy). The two curricula start from the end of the first year.
The curriculum in Environmental and Energy Economics aimed to provide professional training focused on sustainable economic development, energy markets and policies, and economic impact assessment of climate change.
The curriculum in Economics and Management of the Agri-Food System aimed to provide professional training focused on the management of national and international value chains, consumer behavior and marketing strategies, food security issues and rural development.
The Master's Degree in Biotechnology for the Bioeconomy is aimed to prepare graduates with advanced knowledge on the molecular and cellular basis of biological systems, plant and microorganisms, in order to be able to manage, develop and improve the processes in several sectors of biotechnologies applied to the bioeconomy.
Students will acquire knowledge about biotechnological methods applied to the set up and innovation of bioprocesses based on biological resources, even oriented to environmental remediation and waste biomass valorisation within the circular economy approach. Knowledge on biological macromolecules and cellular processes based on them, complemented by analytical molecular and chemical instruments will be provided. An integrated course will be devoted to the economic aspects and the project management in the bioeconomy sector.
Relevant formation activity will be the experimental thesis, which could be performed in research laboratories, public or private, national or international.
The BforB graduate is an expert in coordination, management and set up of research and development laboratories in public entities and in private companies in the chemical, agro-environmental and biotechnological sectors.
The function will primarily be the development, implementation and coordination of laboratory activity within basic and applied research projects, the set-up of bioprocesses, the quality control.
The aim of the Degree Course in Pharmacy is to provide a range of theoretical and practical knowledge in the biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, technological, pathophysiological, pharmacological and toxicological fields, which will allow graduates to deal with the entire sequence of the complex and multidisciplinary process that from structural design leads to the production, marketing and correct use of the prescription drug, according to codified standards. The Degree Course in Pharmacy also provides advanced scientific preparation in the healthcare field aimed at forming a professional figure of expert in the drugs and their use for therapeutic purposes. This specialized figure will be capable of serving as a fundamental element of connection between patient, doctor and public health structures, collaborating in monitoring the drug on the territory, the implementation of the therapy in both the local and hospital areas and will provide the patient and the doctor all the proper indications for a correct use of prescription drugs. On these bases, graduates from the Degree Course in Pharmacy will possess the scientific bases and the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to exercise the profession of pharmacist and to operate as experts of drugs and health products (medical devices, medical-surgical devices, cosmetics, dietetics, food supplements, herbal products, in vitro diagnostics).
The Degree Course in Pharmacy focuses in particular on the chemical (general and inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry), biochemical, technical- and chemical-pharmaceutical, pharmacological disciplines and also emphasizes practical laboratory activities. Other in-depth areas concern the aspects related to stability, toxicity, formulation, research and development, and information. for medicines and health products. Graduates in Pharmacy will acquire multidisciplinary knowledge, which is essential for understanding the active substance, its structure and activities in relation to the interaction with biomolecules at a cellular and systemic level.
The aim of the Master Course is to present provision of training program in risk assessment based on common European and international criteria, easily adoptable by institutions across Europe and focusing on Risk Assessment methodology and procedure. The project focuses on understanding the profile and training requirements of risk assessors in order to design a degree covering a range of disciplines in risk assessment and providing a model to establish a recognition of risk assessors. To this end, the Master degree in "Safety Assessment of Xenobiotics and Biotechnological Products” (SAXBi) has been certified (the first one in Europe), according to the Standard UNI EN 16736 and to the AICQ SICEV Regulation RG 06-1, that well define the formation for risk assessors.
The Master Course provides specific knowledge in the analysis and assessment of risk, taking into account the international regulations. In addition, the ambition of the course is to provide the students with a multidisciplinary background sufficient to initiate research on the novel methodologies to be applied in the field of risk assessment. It is believed that the professional profiles formed will find employment in the European and international Institutions and Agencies dealing with the protection of health of consumer and the environment, as well as in companies operating in the chemical, agrochemical, pharmaceutical and food field.
The aim of the master course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is to provide knowledge in scientific methodologies for the design, production and characterization of biotechnological drugs. The master course is organized in three programs, two held in Italian and one in English. The first two programs share a common first year, dedicated to the acquisition of basic knowledge, followed by specific pathways oriented (1) to the use of the biotechnologies in identifying new targets and designing new drugs ("Biotecnologie nella ricerca e sviluppo del farmaco") and (2) to the development, production, formulation, and evaluation of biotechnological drugs ("Biotecnologie nella ricerca e sviluppo del farmaco"). The third program, "Pharmacogenomics and Precision Therapeutics", held in English, is more focused to the recent innovative biotechnological drugs, such as cell and gene therapies.
Master programme’s students can choose among three different curricula, one entirely taught in English language:
• Biotechnologies in drug’s research and development ( taught in Italian)
• Development and production of biotechnological drugs (taught in Italian);
• Pharmacogenomics and Precision Therapeutics ( entirely taught in English).
The occupational possibilities for the graduates are the following: teaching and research activity in public and private Universities; to do research activity in public research institutes; to do research and development in pharma and biotech companies; teaching in secondary schools; clinical monitoring.In addition, graduates will be able to participate in the creation and management of biotech companies in the field of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products.
The course helps students acquire solid practical language skills in at least two languages besides Italian (arabic, chinese, french, japanese, hindi , english, russian, spanish, german), backed up by a thorough grounding in theoretical aspects, particularly those relating to languages for special purposes. The course also offers a wide and in-depth introduction to the cultural aspects of each language studied, as well as covering areas like modern Italian literature, contemporary history, sociology, law, economics and geography. Students will acquire the skills needed to compare different social systems and understand the dynamics of intercultural communication.
The course has a common core basis and three different curricula that can be chosen starting from the second year:
1. “International Multicultural Activities” (economic and juridical approach);
2. Linguistic Intercultural Activities (sociological, historic and anthropological approach);
3. Italian Language and Culture for foreign linguistic mediator (only for students with foreign diploma)
The undergraduate programme in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication (applied to economics, law and society) aims to train language mediators who possess solid language skills - combined with a sound knowledge of cultural studies and of the principles of economics, law, and sociology - and who are therefore capable of providing inter-linguistic services in a variety of contexts, ranging from public and private institutions, to schools and vocational training centers, to companies and other organizations in which language mediation and intercultural communication are of paramount importance.
The goals of the degree course in Computer Science are, on the one hand, to provide a solid basic and methodological knowledge of the main sectors of computer science and mathematics and, on the other, to provide a good command of the methodologies and technologies of Computer Science, offering adequate background to learn and know the different application areas of the discipline and to be able to assimilate, understand and evaluate the impact of the constant scientific and technological progress in the discipline.
The degree program provides a broad common basis of activities, all aimed at preserving the homogeneity and cultural coherence expected of a Computer Science graduate. It is also given to the student a certain amount of freedom in the choice of a part of the courses in order to further investigate some topics of their own interest among those proposed by the course of study. For the realization of all the training objectives set out above, frontal lessons, practical exercises, labs and IT tools to support teaching are provided.
The type of role that the degree course in Computer Science wants to train with a view to immediate placement is that of a University's graduate capable of collaborating with technical, operational and professional tasks in consultancy, analysis, design, management, maintenance, marketing of small and medium-sized IT systems. Graduates will be able to operate in the most varied application fields for the design and management of IT and telematic systems and for the study of new systems and applications.
Environmental change plays a central role in modern societies, to the point that a sustainable management of the environment currently represents one of the most important open challenges for humanity. Addressing this challenge requires a multidisciplinary approach that overcomes the usual boundaries of scientific disciplines.
In this context, the Course provides advanced expertise in the hard- and life-science components of environmental studies as well as in their economic- and social-science components. The general goal is to train students to tackle environmental change and sustainability in a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will, therefore, be provided with both a solid knowledge of the dynamics of the different components of the environment and a deep understanding of the tools required to promote its sustainable management and protection.
The Course is articulated in two curricula:
• Environmental Systems: Management and Sustainability
• Technological Processes and Environmental Sustainability
The main peculiar quality of ECGS graduates is their ability to tackle environmental change and sustainability in a multidisciplinary perspective. This ability benefits of advanced expertise in the hard- and life-science components of environmental studies as well as in their economic- and social-science components.
In this context, ECGS graduates can achieve seven professional positions:
• Environmental manager in agro-food, energy and green economy companies as well as in other companies in the industrial and service sectors;
• Environmental specialist in the public administration as well as in local governments;
• Environmental specialist in supra and international bodies as well as in national and international non-governmental organizations.
• Specialist in environmental impact studies, strategic environmental assessments and environmental risk assessments;
• Specialist in quantifying the economic value of natural resources;
• Specialist in quantifying the economic value of agricultural resources and in managing them;
• Environmental technologist.
The Master's Degree Course in Industrial Chemistry aims at preparing chemists with a good knowledge of theory and practical aspects of the industrial production in the different areas of Chemistry.Master programme’s structure combines compulsory courses of industrial chemistry, chemical processes and management, with laboratory activities and elective courses, to deepen some aspects of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry.
The graduate in Industrial Chemistry will possess crucial technical skills in the field of chemistry, industrial chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, specifically concerning the product-process relationship and scale-up procedures.
Graduates are expected to have a career in: research and development in chemical industries; design and management of pilot plants, chemical plants; industries and research centers working in diversified sectors of either conventional or innovative fields.
The goals of Course are to provide a solid basic and methodological knowledge of the main sectors of computer science and mathematics and to provide a good command of the methodologies and technologies of Computer Science, offering adequate background to learn and know the different application areas of the discipline.
The degree program provides a broad common basis of activities, all aimed at preserving homogeneity and cultural coherence expected from a Computer Science graduate. It is also given to the student a certain amount of freedom in choosing optional subjects in order to further investigate some topics of their own interest among those proposed by the course of study. IN order to meet the above stated goals, frontal lessons, practical exercises, labs and IT tools to support teaching are provided.
Graduates will be able to operate in many working fields for the design and management of IT and telematic systems and for the study of new systems and applications.
This activity can be carried out in all areas of the public and private sector that work with information technology. Therefore the main market segments concerned are: banks, insurance companies, logistics and transport, healthcare, public administrations, telecommunications and media, service companies, industry.
The course allows to qualify for the following regulated professions: junior information engineer; graduate industrial expert.
The main goal of the MBC Master degree is to train biologists in advanced biomolecular research, to prepare them for present and future challenges in the field. The specific goal of the MBC programme is to provide in depth and up-to-date knowledge in the following subjects:
• molecular genome analysis;
• regulation of gene expression;
• structure and function of biological macromolecules and their interactions in supramolecular complexes;
• cellular communication, signal perception and transduction, metabolic regulation, biomolecular engineering and computing.
The course will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of biomolecular research. The graduate student will acquire first-hand expertise in state-of-the-art and emerging research technologies/approaches, data acquisition systems and analysis, and will address current world scientific challenges in the research laboratories in the Department of Biosciences.
The MBC course covers all principal areas of the LM-6 Biology course, with a unique focus on biomolecular subjects that distinguishes it from other courses of the same LM Class. The main goal of the MBC course is to train biologists in advanced biomolecular research, to address present and future scientific challenges.
In-depth and up-to-date knowledge will be provided for the following subjects: molecular analysis of the genome; regulation of gene expression; structure and function of biological macromolecules and their interactions in supramolecular complexes; cellular communication, signal perception and transduction, metabolic regulation, biomolecular engineering and computing.
Both theoretical and practical aspects of biomolecular research will be addressed. Graduate students will learn to apply novel and emerging research technologies/approaches, cutting-edge data acquisition systems and analysis, and will have hands-on experience with top-level nanotechnology, hosted in the research laboratories of the DBS. MBC graduates will be well equipped to enter further, postgraduate-level education programmes.
The Master's degree course in Plant Science is the result of an agreement between the University of Milan (UNIMI) and the University of Grenoble-Alpes (UGA), France. The master course is a collaborative effort planned to allow students to achieve two Master degrees, one from UNIMI and one from UGA. The agreement requires that students attend courses and take exams at either Universities. In particular, during the first year, students will be attending the first semester courses at UGA and the second semester at UNIMI. In their second year, depending on the location of laboratory where they decide to carry out the compulsory experimental thesis work, students will be free to decide whether to stay at UGA or at UNIMI.
The Plant Science master degree aims at training professionals with a solid and integrated cultural background in basic biology, appropriate for applications in different areas of biology, focusing mainly on plant science. The students will acquire a high level of scientific preparation and in-depth knowledge and skills, taking into consideration molecular and cellular aspects, without neglecting applicative goals such as plant breeding and the protection and preservation of natural plant species. The graduated student will acquire high-level skills, which will enable him/her to use the latest technologies to study complex plant biological systems. The international character of the master course, the knowledge of English and the international experience are all highly appreciated aspects that should contribute to broadening the job perspectives of the graduated student, reaching beyond national borders.
The Master’s degree in Bioinformatics for Computational Genomics (BCG) is organized in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano. It aims to form graduates with an adequate knowledge about the molecular basis of biological systems; the structure and function of biological molecules and how they participate in cellular processes; the technologies and platforms for the analysis of genomes; of the tools for bioinformatic and genomic analysis; and the statistical and computational methodologies for the analysis of biomolecular data.
Applicants are required to have a background in biomolecular sciences or in computer science/mathematics.
The BCG degree therefore includes activities providing in depth knowledge on:
1) the organization of information in the genome and the molecular and cellular processes at the basis of gene expression and its regulation.
2) the experimental methods used for studying genes and their function in different model species, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic.
3) the technologies employed in modern genomic research
4) methods and protocols of bioinformatic analysis in functional genomics studies
5) algorithmic, mathematical and statistical approaches underlying bioinformatic and genomic analysis tools
6) database technologies for the storage and organization of the data
7) modelling and analysis techniques employed in systems biology for the study of interactions in complex biological systems.
The program includes, as a fundamental step in the formation of the students, an internship in research laboratories either at the University of Milan or in other Italian or foreign research institutes.
Graduates in BCG will be qualified to assume positions of high responsibility in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries and research teams; service centers for collection, management and analysis of biological big data sets, including National Health Service facilities; service centers for the application of computing to “-omic” sciences, in public and private research laboratories.
BCG enables the graduates to apply for Ph.D programs and other higher education courses, both in Italy and abroad.
The MB&B Master degree aims at providing students with advanced skills in molecular biotechnology and computational biology and bioinformatics, with a strong focus on the most advanced tools and approaches for the analysis of genomes, proteomes, and metabolomes. The main goal of the MB&B Master degree is to give the students a broad theoretical and practical background needed to apply their knowledge to any biological/biotechnology problems.
Specific goal of MB&B is to provide a deep and up-to-date knowledge in the following core subjects:
- molecular biology and biotechnology
- functional genomics and "-omics" technologies
- protein expression systems
- metabolic engineering and industrial processes
- structural biochemistry
- molecular enzymology
- data analysis
In addition, the student will have the opportunity to develop further specific disciplines of its interest, choosing from courses in plant genetics, nanotechnology, biophysics, molecular microbiology, molecular parasitology, structural biology, patenting and technology transfer. The MB&B Master degree combines lecture-based courses (in the first year and the first term of the second year) and an experimental laboratory project leading to a dissertation (second year), to be chosen by the students among many projects offered by the University of Milan and other research institutes, including private companies.
The Master's degree course in Quantitative biology (QB) prepares graduates in biological and biotechnological disciplines to operate at the intersection between biology and physics. The quantitative approach requires a physical understanding of biological phenomena and the development of mathematical and computational tools for the analysis, understanding, and redesign of biological systems. The aim is to train a new generation of experts with integrated skills in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, able to perform accurate experimental measurements and apply predictive theoretical models, to explain biological complexity. Quantitative biology uses emerging technological and computational capabilities to model biological processes for biotechnological applications such as protein and metabolic engineering, drug discovery and synthetic biology. It is therefore proposed a path that includes training activities aimed at acquiring in-depth knowledge of:
(a) biochemical and biophysical aspects of cellular processes and molecular interactions;
(b) experimental methodologies for the study and measurement of these processes;
(c) analytical techniques and protocols used in structural biology and molecular and cellular biophysics studies;
(e) technical bases of modelling in systems biology for the study of interactions in complex biological systems;
(f) linear algebra, matrix calculus and its use in the description of dynamic biological phenomena and to understand the basis of artificial intelligence (machine learning);
(g) Python programming language and its use for statistical data analysis;
(h) formal logic elements.
The course includes, as a qualifying moment of training and acquisition of skills, an experimental thesis. The Thesis Internship must be carried out in research laboratories of the University of Milan or in other public or private institutions, national or foreign, after approval, and provides for the production of a written thesis, in which the original results of the research are reported.
The aim of the course is to offer high-level training, which will enable students to develop a set of basic theoretical-scientific skills and practical skills in the field of foreign languages and literatures, in accordance with the strong international vocation of its educational programme.
The study of at least two foreign languages and literatures, freely combined, is accompanied by a number of common core disciplines intended to equip students with a solid humanistic, philological and literary background. A wide range of optional modules offers students the possibility to personalize their curriculum thus leading to an eclectic and flexible body of competence.
Graduates in Foreign languages and literatures develop a wealth of linguistic, literary and cultural skills use-ful for placing themselves in a variety of professional settings, especially those requiring written and oral command of foreign languages accompanied by a solid humanistic training. In addition, they will have acquired a very good command of techniques of retrieval and management of information from a variety of sources.
The main employment opportunities for graduates in foreign languages and literatures are:
- private companies from various production sectors that maintain contact with international customers;
- public institutions and organizations operating in international contexts and in contact with similar bodies;
- events organisation (fairs, congresses, exhibitions, cultural events);
- organization and management of tourist activities, and of linguistic and cultural trips and vacations;
- libraries and exhibition centers;
- communication and marketing offices, especially in contexts that require the use of foreign languages;
- human sources and talent scouting services;
- publishing houses, translation agencies and localization of websites and web portals;
- second level of university education (Master's Degree) or with first level vocational masters.
The Course aims to train graduates who can enter the professional arena and perform a variety of distinct tasks, from cataloguing to conservation and safeguarding, from optimising to promoting, all relating to cultural property.
The degree programme, therefore, aims to provide a baseline education in cultural property and a survey of the history, the humanities, and the sciences as they relate to this field. Strong focus will be placed on cultural assets from archaeology, art, archiving, library, musical, theatre, and film. The graduate's training in this degree programme may prove to be a launch-pad to further university study.
Graduates will acquire knowledge and skills needed to process, understand, and promote cultural property through a mastery of the fundamental topics and research and study methods in archaeology, history, art, musicology, and the performing arts. Consideration will also be given to any other field which, in one way or another, involves cultural property.
Cultural education in the field of cultural assets opens the door to students' entering any number of professions:
- archive and library assistants
- conference and event planners
- recreation directors and staff
- artistic and literary instructors
- museum, library, and similar technical staff
- art appraisers, experts, and other professionals
- radio / TV, film, and theatre producers
- professional trainers and the like
The aim of the course is to develop a set of high-level methodological and theoretical-scientific skills in one or two European languages and literatures, considering their evolution and forms of expression in both their original areas and in those of more recent expansion.
The course leaves a wide margin for personalization and allows students to build a coherent study plan, combining foreign languages and literatures with other fields of Humanities. The languages and the corresponding literatures taught are French, English, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish), Spanish. Anglo-American and Hispanic American literatures are also available for study.
Depending on the approach chosen and the subject of the Master's dissertation, students will be able to organize their study plan according to specific perspectives, such as: linguistics and philology; literature and comparative studies; the historical, geographical and philosophical areas; the field of communication, editorial activity and artistic expression; anthropology, psychology and pedagogy, fields especially useful to acquire the requested credits for the training of future secondary teachers.
Graduates can be employed as translators, editors or proofreaders, or for translation and web-site localization agencies; as human resource officers; as employees in multinational corporations and chambers of commerce; in services related to trade fairs, events and congresses; in the area of business intelligence; within foreign cultural institutions and non-governmental bodies. Graduates will also be able to further their studies qualifying for a Ph.D.
The Undergraduate Degree Course in Economics and Management develops adequate knowledge of economics and business subjects, of mathematics and statistics, and of regulations to understand how the economic system functions, market processes and the role of companies.
Particularly, the course provides the necessary skills to understand: the economic and financial decisional strategies and processes of companies, consumers, financial intermediaries and regulators; the function of assets and services markets, of the financial and labour markets, their dynamics and effects on economic development; the distribution of income and wealth; the evolution of macroeconomic dynamics, the interventions of monetary policy, the decisions of economic policy; the problems of managing companies that operate in the European and international framework; the organisational issues typical of private companies and public administrations.
It also provides practical and operative skills regarding the measurement, detection and processing of data related to economic analysis in its many applicational aspects.
The graduate in Economics and Management can perform professional activities in companies and public and private companies and institutions that are most open to the European dimension. In particular, potential professional prospects, even after further university education, concern the following settings:
• private and public companies that operate in the European market;
• financial intermediaries (banks, SIM, savings management companies);
• community and international institutions;
• agencies to support and control the market liberalisation process;
• consulting and services firms for companies operating in the Community area;
• research institutions and offices for studies.
The Bachelor's Programme in International Politics, Law and Economics is a three-year English taught programme which offers interdisciplinary education in political science, law, economics, history, and sociology, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and legal dimensions of the contemporary international context.
The international and comparative focus which characterises all of the courses taught within this programme aims to enable students to understand and interpret today's global reality, while also allowing them to grasp and critically assess its complexities.
The Bachelor’s Programme prepares graduates to find employment in the following areas: national and regional/local public administrations, including diplomatic missions to foreign countries or international institutions; international organisations; NGOs (e.g. those engaged in humanitarian volunteering activities); centres or associations specialised in the study and analysis of political, social, and economic processes; public and/or private (national or multinational) companies involved in international trade and finance; in the fields of services, cultural heritage, tourism, and communication.
The Bachelor’s Programme in International Politics, Law and Economics consists in a general part and two alternative curricula:
• International Politics and Economics;
• International Politics and Law.
Students need to choose the preferred curriculum during the enrollment process, since there are a few differences already during the first two years of study. They maintain the possibility of switching to a different curriculum, respecting the structure and requisites of the courses offered in the chosen curriculum.
The degree aims to develop the student's understanding of contemporary economic, political and social phenomena within both a European and international community framework.
The first two years of the degree programme aim at providing a solid theoretical and methodological knowledge of the international relations in five diverse fields (political, economic, legal, sociological and historical). In the third-year courses aim at guiding students in applying their competences for recognizing concrete issues that arise in international relations and indicating possible solutions.
Students can choose between four curricula (International institutions and organizations; International Trade; European integration; Institutions of non-European countries).
Graduates are well placed to employment in private and public companies, central and local administrations; governmental and non-governmental organizations; services, cultural heritage and tourism sectors.
The BA in Political Science offers the substantive competencies and the methodological skills typical of an interdisciplinary degree at the intersection of economics, law, political science, sociology and history. Such competencies and skills are essential for the analysis and understanding of the structures and processes of contemporary societies from a comparative perspective. Three distinct curricula allow the students to choose and deepen specific disciplinary and thematic approaches with the appropriate conceptual and methodological tools.
Curricula offered are the following:
- Democracy, Public Policy, Justice[MS3];
- Law, Integration and Markets
- Society, Culture, Social Change
Regarding employment opportunities, graduates in Political Science have skills and competences to work in various fields, including national and multinational private companies and organizations, public administrations and institutions, supranational and international organizations, non-governmental and third sector organizations, research centres, consulting agencies, journalism and publishing houses.
The Course offers a range of specializations in the professional fields of public and corporate communications, marketing, advertising and market research. It aims to provide an interdisciplinary training with a strong link to the industry and advanced tertiary in the Italian and international labour markets, and to public and political organisations.
In particular, graduates of this course will acquire:
- a thorough knowledge of the communicative and informational dynamics between systems of communication, new media and economical, social and political subjects, with particular regard to business-consumer and citizen-institutions relations;
- strong competences concerning the acquisition of multidisciplinary application skills of methodological, technological and instrumental kind for the analysis of communication systems and information;
- knowledge in matters such as the managerial responsibility related to communication processes which can be both internal and external to companies, public and social institutions, as well as policy analysis implemented by public bodies and their impact assessment.
The course is articulated in four curricula:
1) Communication and marketing
2) Corporate Communication (curriculum entirely taught in English)
3) Data analytics for politics, society and complex organizations (curriculum entirely taught in English)
4) Digital communication and public opinion (curriculum entirely taught in English)
Professional opportunities for graduates include high-profile positions in the organizations and management of public relations departments; jobs as planners and developers of institutional, corporate and marketing communications, including advertising and fashion; positions as communication strategists in public administrations, researchers and analysts in public opinion survey and market research industry; advocacy experts with companies, organizations and public or private bodies, also at international level; and political marketing consultants for parties and candidates.
The master's degree program in Data Science and Economics aims to provide advanced training on information technology, quantitative and methodological methods and tools for interpreting and analyzing complex phenomena in the sectors of economics, marketing, business and finance or social sciences.
The course of study offers methodological skills of economic theory, theory of decisions in conditions of uncertainty, micro-econometrics techniques and analysis of time series, as well as advanced competences on new information technologies for data management and scalability of analysis systems in cloud environments, as well as automatic learning techniques for information extraction and classification.
In the training course there are laboratories, partly carried out by companies, to develop a greater aptitude for problem solving among students and make them aware and reactive to the challenges of the labour market.
Data Science and Economics graduates, given the multidisciplinary nature of their methodological, technical and practical training, can be included in various work sectors: small, medium and large companies and research centers operating in the information processing sector, companies and public bodies involved in the management of large amounts of data, research and development laboratories, public and private, innovative start-ups, health companies, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, consulting companies.
The two-year master’s degree in Economics and Political science (EPS) offers a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in economics, political science and quantitative methods. EPS is intended for top level international students with a strong interest in economics and political science.
EPS students will be able to reach highly qualified theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in each of the following fields: mathematics, probability and statistics, with applications to economic, political and social sciences; econometrics; microeconomics; macroeconomics; economic policy; public economics; welfare economics and politics; history of economic analysis; comparative politics, theory of European integration; positive and normative political theory; decision theory; game theory; social and political choice theory; theory of justice.
EPS graduates are actively employed. Half are based abroad and half in Italy. Thanks to the wide range of skills and knowledge that they acquire, they find employment in many different sectors such as marketing/sales, banking and finance, business services, in international organizations and in public relations, among others. One third is pursuing a research career, enrolling in PhD programs either in Italy or abroad.
This internationally oriented master degree is thought to provide students with an excellent academic background and practical sense, as well as with a promising outlook for a future career in today's challenging and dynamic financial markets and international economy.
During the first year common to both curricula, students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to use mathema-tical models to comprehend complex financial problems and learn how to apply these models in the fields of economic sciences and financial market analysis. In the second year students specialize further in one of the two fields of Financial Economics or Quantitative Economics by choosing one of the corresponding curricula . The Financial Economics curriculum, is dedicated to the training of economists capable of operating at international institutions or central go-vernment level in both the financial and economic sphere.The Quantitative Economics curriculum, is aimed at preparing financial specialists capable of operating in the areas of pricing of derivatives, portfolio management, risk management and control in the financial and / or actuarial sector.
The course is completed with mandatory stage activity at selected Companies and Institutions organized for the students by the Course board.
The Master’s degree program aims at shaping the following professional profiles: analyst and financial adviser; operator of financial markets and financial intermediary; manager or director of the departments of finance, financial institutions or international economic institutions; professionals in the management of programs and projects of international development.
The Course addresses how and in what directions globalization is affecting the functioning of contemporary societies and polities. This programme furnishes an advanced multidisciplinary training – in the fields of political science and sociology, complemented with key competencies in the area of law and economics – aimed at preparing highly qualified professionals, able to understand and interpret complex social and political dynamics arising in the wake of globalization, within a scenario of increased international interdependences.
Core modules will bridge cutting-edge concepts and skills necessary to address key contemporary questions, extending from global geopolitics dynamics to the transformation of societies, from developments in international political economy to changing patterns of social inequalities. Students will then have the opportunity to strengthen their preparation in specific thematic areas, choosing from a wide range of options made possible thanks to the several lines of research that characterize the Department of Social and Political Sciences, which stands out as one of the best performing department for social and political sciences research in Italy.
GPS graduates will be prepared to undertake a wide array of career paths: in the field of applied research in social and political sciences; in national and international political institutions and non-governmental organizations; in public, private and third sector organizations, in companies and organizations within the information sector, the cultural industry and the publishing market.
They will also be well prepared to engage in further academic research and apply to top-level PhD programmes in social and political sciences.
The program is designed to prepare students to accomplish an international career in the field of human resources. It is the only academic program in Human resources in English offered in Italy and is characterized by a comparative ap-proach, a strong orientation toward analytics, and the adoption of a learning-by-doing teaching approach.
The program extends on 2 years with regular classes and a set of workshops and labs to develop a rigorous and relevant knowledge in this field. It aims at providing its students with advanced and complete training in different discipli-nes with impacts on human resources.
Students will learn to:
- analyze and evaluate HR policies and approaches;
- design HR practices;
- change HR practices by adopting advanced methodologies, analytical tools and quantitative and qualitative techniques.
The program is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the fields of human resource management, management, human processes and relations consulting. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for management positions requiring expertise in human resources, organizational behavior, labor law, and management.
The Course aims at providing students with theoretical knowledge and analytical tools to identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities for innovation, change management and organizational transformation.
The drivers of new business creation, the ability to identify business opportunities offered by the markets, the analysis of human, economic and financial resources needed to create and develop new projects represent some of the topics in the entrepreneurship field. Entrepreneurship and innovation are interwoven. Innovation is conceived in a broad sense, spanning from new knowledge generation to enter in new markets to the development of new products, processes and management approaches, based on innovative organizational solutions and competitive strategies.
The course structure is meant to strengthen the acquisition of knowledge and skills concerning the analysis and interpretation of business decision-making processes, with a specific focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of entrepreneurial and innovation processes taking place in a variety of industrial sectors where goods and services are produced.
The program adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of entrepreneurial phenomena and innovation. Digging deep into management and legal disciplines, students will acquire knowledge and skills useful to guide the entrepreneurial and innovation process both in newly founded entities and in already existing organizations.
The course is articulated in three curricula:
1) Digital innovation
3) Management of intellectual property rights
Graduates of the Master of Science in Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship are:
- actively employed in national and international manufacturing and service companies
- freelancers and consultants in the design and implementation of new initiatives.
The Course, which is jointly awarded by the University of Milan and the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, is an advanced interdisciplinary programme offering high-level competences in political science and philosophy.
The study plan includes a common core of courses addressing cutting-edge topics in political science, in moral and political philosophy. Core courses also provide accurate historical, sociological and juridical competences, apt to rigorously frame similar debates, as well as advanced training in empirical methodologies and argumentative strategies, which will strengthen students' analytical capacities and their ability to assess and defend normative and policy proposals.
The second year of the programme offers the opportunity to study in-depth a wide array of topics organized into two main areas:
- the first area "Technology, science and society" includes courses critically addressing the importance and the ethical implications of scientific and technological development, with a special emphasis on pressing questions concerning environmental studies, bioethics, neuroethics, biopolitics, on the challenges of the information society and on the new dynamics of media systems.
- the second area "Prosperity, peace and international affairs" comprises courses focusing on current socio-economic and political developments and their effects on individual life chances and rights, social policies and schemes of distributive justice as well as courses addressing the dilemmas connected to new forms of war and conflict.
The Course is designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers. Students will indeed acquire a variety of competencies that will enable them to be successfully employed in:
- public or private research institutes;
- local, national or international institutions as policy analysts;- firms operating in the global market and looking for professionals capable to understand and interpret political, social and economic trends and to devise long-term strategic plans;
- media, journalism, publishing and the cultural industry.
The master programme also provides a solid academic background that will allow students to continue their education through PhD programmes in social sciences and philosophy, both in Italy and abroad.
The post-graduate degree programme in International Relations aims to provide a highly qualified learning programme in the political, legal, economic and historical disciplines. Particular attention is given to the development of the graduate's understanding of the international framework of political, economic and social phenomena. The programme is therefore characterised by a multi-disciplinary and open approach to international issues.
The course is articulated in four curricula:
1) Diplomacy and International Organizations
It is expected to acquire an advanced preparation in the juridical, economic, political and historical disciplines with an international vocation, through an authentically multidisciplinary approach and a plurality of methodological tools.
2) International trade and European integration
It aimes to develop of an advanced legal-economic preparation, regarding transnational commercial and financial relations both inside and outside the European Union, through analytical tools related to the economy and the law of European integration, to economy and financial markets, international contracts and arbitration, single market and competition.
3) International Politics and Regional Dynamics (curriculum entirely taught in English)
Development of advanced political, historical-cultural, economic and juridical skills that allow students to deepen their knowledge of regionalization processes and the specific features of the main regional geopolitical arenas of the international system, together with the analysis of the dynamics of political and economic globalization.
4) International Cooperation and Human Rights (curriculum entirely taught in English)
It aims to develop advanced political, historical-cultural and juridical skills that allow students to deepen their knowledge in the field of international development cooperation, particularly in public and private programmes focusing on human rights.
Career-wise, the International Relations graduates acquire the knowledge that allows them to pursue careers in international and supranational organizations as well as in diplomacy, in national and multinational companies active in foreign trade, in public and private institutions active in the field of development cooperation, and in national and supranational financial institutions.