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 programme 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. This programme prepares graduates for traditional careers in law (judges, lawyers, notaries) and for other professions requiring a legal background. With this regard, this degree programme has strengthened its international dimension, enhancing didactics in English and integrating its traditional offer with seminars on particular topics with international relevance. In the current economic and social climate, there is a need for professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and interpret the law both at a national and at an international level.

Course content

The program in Law is divided into five main areas of instruction. The first is based on the methods, techniques, and tools for understanding and analysing private and commercial law. The second concentrates on the analysis of public law (constitutional, administrative, and criminal) and labour 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, labour). 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 programme, 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 in the first place. 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.ssa Maria Paola Guerra
proff. Lucia Scalera, Francesco Belvisi, Marina Evangelisti, Simone Vernizzi, Donato Castronuuovo

The course is managed by the Department of Law