Single cycle Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 5 years - 300 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (5 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The degree program in Law offers a specialized, in-depth study of Italian and international legal systems and enables graduates to acquire the technical and cultural tools of the legal profession. The program prepares graduates for traditional careers in law (judges, lawyers, notaries) and for other professions requiring a legal background both in the world of business and industry, as well as in public administration, the EU institutions and international organizations. In the current economic and social climate, where national, international, and EU legislative bodies are constantly issuing new regulations, there is a need for professionals with a broad range of legal competencies in order to ensure that all human activities fall within legal principles. With this in mind, the degree program in Law aims at meeting the growing need for professionals equipped with the skills to analyze, understand, and interpret legal data in a historical and comparative context, and to prepare legal texts which are clear and effective. Public administrations, local firms, and international organizations are particularly interested in employing legal professionals possessing these skills.

Course content

The program in Law is subdivided into five main areas of instruction. The first is based on the methods, techniques, and tools for understanding and analyzing private and commercial law. The second concentrates on the analysis of public law (constitutional, administrative, and criminal) and labor law. The third area aims at providing philosophical, historical, and comparative knowledge for the evaluation of positive law institutes through the perspective of their historical and theoretical evolution. The fourth deals with international and European Union law, while the fifth focuses on procedural law (civil, criminal, administrative, labor). The academic model adopted encourages the integration of acquired skills and knowledge and a high level of interaction between professors and students. Traditional lectures are complemented by seminars held by Italian and visiting professors from abroad, class discussion, and analyses of practical cases. Students also have the opportunity to participate in work training placements and internships.

Career options

At the end of the program, students will graduate with a solid basis in the legal profession, allowing for flexibility in a wide range of career choices. Graduates in Law can work as lawyers, notaries, and judges. They can also be involved in high profile jobs in public administration, private local firms, multinational corporations, trade unions, international organizations, and in the sector of comparative, international, and European Union law.

List of single courses taught in English

- Philosophy of Law [ credits: 9]
- Private Law [ credits: 12]
- European and international criminal Law [ credits: 6]
- Medical Law [ credits: 6]
- National and International Arbitration Law [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Carlo Vellani
proff. Lucia Scalera, Francesco Belvisi, Marina Evangelisti, Simone Vernizzi, Donato Castronuuovo

The course is managed by the Department of Law