Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


In an increasingly complex and rapidly evolving socio-cultural society, there is an ever-growing need for solid cultural competencies and up-to-date knowledge in teaching and learning processes. As a result, more than ever, the new problems faced by academic and extra-academic educational and socio-cultural services call for professionals capable of performing high-level programming, organizational and coordination functions. It is no wonder that today both public and private socio-educative services have witnessed an increasing demand for professionals with management and coordination skills. The Second-Cycle Degree in Pedagogy effectively responds to this need, providing competencies in educational research, pedagogical consultancy, and the planning and assessment of teaching and learning strategies. This program also combines theory with practice in order to provide students with many opportunities to develop their theoretical and methodological techniques, while emphasizing the application of theory to real-life practices. Various faculty professors coordinate and / or are involved in national and international research projects, in which students can participate for the purpose of preparing a thesis. At the same time, students will address real problems that characterize their future professional activity, either through individual or group research projects, or through periodic meetings and seminars organized with pedagogues, consultants and pedagogic coordinators.

Course content

The program provides a common broad-based multidisciplinary grounding in the areas of pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, and is organized into two areas of study. The first, “Human Sciences for Pedagogical Research,” is aimed at developing the theoretical and methodological competencies (also through an in-depth study of historical, anthropological, literary, and cognitive processes) useful for a proper understanding of educational contexts and learning processes. The second, “Educational Consulting and Planning,” is primarily directed towards the development of planning and applied competencies, providing a solid economic, managerial, and legal knowledge, useful for organizational activities, and the coordination, management, and assessment of educational services.

Career options

Graduates can work as pedagogical coordinators in educational and socio-educational services for children and adolescents as pedagogical consultants in academic and extra-academic services, in services for rehabilitation and the prevention of marginalization, and in programs to support multicultural and special education. Career opportunities also exist as consultants in the programming and management of academic programs and various types of services in the socio-educational field, as trainers and evaluators, and in management, guidance counseling, and support and oversight, at various levels of Public Administration.

After the degree

Graduates in Pedagogical Sciences have access to Second Level Master Courses and to PhD programs.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Annamaria Contini
dott.ssa Barbara Chitussi

The course is managed by the Department of Education and Humanities