The programme

Learning outcomes

Il Master forma professionisti in grado di cogliere i rischi e le opportunità insite nella vita in un contesto pluralistico e multiculturale, in modo da saper individuare, mediare e gestire conflitti e potenzialità di crescita e di arricchimento. A fronte di globalizzazione, interdipendenza planetaria, movimenti migratori di tipo economico e di tipo sociale, internazionalizzazione delle imprese e società multiculturali, emerge l'esigenza di figure professionali con competenze specifiche per intervenire in situazioni sociali, educative e scolastiche, economico-aziendali, comunicative e massmediali (giornalismo, mass media, social media, web marketing, comunicazione pubblica, video-giornalismo europeo), culturali e sanitarie con la presenza di persone appartenenti a differenti culture. Alla luce della Pedagogia Interculturale, mediante l’acquisizione di competenze nel settore della mediazione interculturale, del coaching e della gestione efficace dei conflitti, il Master consente di migliorare le capacità di comprensione, di relazione e di problem solving soprattutto nei settori educativo, scolastico, sociale, giuridico e aziendale, e dei mass media (giornalismo multimediale, media relations, comunicazione digitale e pubblica).
E’ infine prevista una specializzazione nell’insegnamento dell’italiano come L2, indispensabile per chi opera in campo educativo, scolastico, formativo e sociale. Il Master si articola in 3 MACRO AREE TEMATICHE COMUNI e una quarta MACRO AREA TEMATICA SPECIALISTICA OBBLIGATORIA. Le macro-aree specialistiche sono sei. La Direzione del Master attiva il tipo di macro-area specialistica tenendo conto delle richieste di specializzazione espresse dagli iscritti. Perché una o più macro-aree specialistiche, ulteriori rispetto a quella deliberata dalla Direzione del Master, vengano attivate vi debbono essere almeno 8 (otto) allievi/e del corso interessati/e a frequentarle. Il Master è in lingua italiana. Vi possono essere alcuni testi, facoltativi, in lingua inglese a integrazione dei materiali forniti o consigliati nei singoli insegnamenti.

Professional profiles and employment and professional opportunities

I diplomati del Master potranno svolgere il ruolo di mediatori interculturali, di esperti della comunicazione interculturale e di professionisti nella gestione dei conflitti in ambito aziendale, della scuola e della formazione, in ambito sociale, in ambito sanitario (ospedali e servizi sul territorio), in ambito giuridico, nei mass media (giornalismo interculturale, media relations, comunicazione pubblica, social media, video-giornalismo europeo),
dell'insegnamento dell'Italiano come lingua L2.
Potranno trovare lavoro negli uffici del personale, negli uffici per le relazioni interne e per le relazioni esterne, negli uffici addetti al marketing e alle relazioni internazionali, nelle organizzazioni no-profit, in Onlus e Ong.
Potranno anche operare come liberi professionisti al servizio di imprese, organizzazioni no-profit e istituzioni pubbliche e private. Il Master contribuirà in modo sostanziale a caratterizzare il curriculum di studi e professionale dei diplomati che lo frequentano.
 


The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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