Italian universities issue the following qualifications in compliance with Ministerial Decree No. 270/2004:
Then, for those who have obtained a Laurea Magistrale (LM - Master's Degree):
Moreover, Italian universities offer post-graduate vocational master courses with one-year (first level) or two-year (second level) study programmes (totalling at least 60 credits). These offer training at advanced level in specific industry sectors.
The University of Florence offers courses at all the levels listed above.
You can learn more on the Italian higher education system here.
Besides the study programmes, the University also offers students important extra-curricular activities, including sports, languages and computer studies; the university choir and orchestra; in-faculty cultural and educational initiatives funded by university grants; psychological support and opportunities for paid part-time work.
The University of Florence is very active in the development and activation of study programmes leading to jointly-recognized academic qualifications which are acknowledged both in Italy and in other European and non-European countries.
Our international PhD courses follow along these same lines, and agreements are in place with a number of European and non-European Universities.