University of Parma

Introduction

The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy, providing services to the general public. On 13th March 962, Emperor Ottonian I conferred on Uberto, the Bishop of Parma, the initiation of the University in the 'Diploma' - a document which granted the Bishop the power to order and elect legal leaders ('eligere et ordinare notarios'). This document was the foundation of creating an educational institution that would last centuries later, and is still preserved in the Bishop's Archives in Parma today.

The University holds 18 Departments, 35 first degree courses, 6 one-cycle degree courses, 38 second degree courses, as well as many Postgraduate schools, Postgraduate Teacher Training courses, several Masters' Degrees and Research Doctorates (PhD).

Students can choose between courses on: Arts and Humanities, Economics, Engineering and Architecture, Food and Agriculture, Law and Social Studies, Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine.

The ideal size of the University (30,000 students, with more than 5,000 graduates per year, and about 2000 faculty and staff members) and the living conditions in Parma attract a large number of students from all over Italy. More than two-thirds of our registered students come from outside of Parma and the Parma Province, which places the University in the highest rank for attracting the most non-resident students nationwide.

The different locations of the University allow students to study in comfortable, efficient structures near green areas, such as the Campus: a 77 hectare area south of the city accommodating scientific deparments, our campus consists of departments, modern and well-equipped lecture halls, comfortable study areas, technologically advanced laboratories, and a CNR centre - as well as several sports facilities, a conference centre, and a canteen. This significant combination of structures and people is absolutely unique on the Italian university scene.

The other University settlement is in the heart of the city with the University's central building that houses the rector's office, administrative offices and the Law Department. In the hearth of the city is located the Medical school too, in the Hospital area, the the Economics Department, the Arts, Letters, History and Social Sciences Department and the Ancient culture, Philosophy, Educations and Modern Languages Department. Finally the Veterinary Medicine Department is located in the immediate north-western outskirts of the city.

In the heart of the city, the University's central building houses the rector's office, administrative offices and Law. The Medical school is also in the city, located in the Hospital, while Economics and the Political Sciences are next to the Parco Ducale. The Arts and Philosophy and Psychology have their campuses in the old city centre, and Veterinary Medicine is located in the immediate north-western outskirts of the city.

The activities and facilities of the University of Parma attract the participation of an ever-growing student body. There are information and career counselling services to help students with their university-related choices, good relations with foreign universities, and a lively exchange of students in terms of community programmes, including many available scholarships. Libraries, computer laboratories and Internet access points, student residences and canteens, part-time jobs, cultural activities, a toll-free number, and post-graduation career counseling are all available to students - along with interviews and short courses to help our graduates to find jobs.

Many facilities are available to students to enhance the quality of their studies and university life. Some of these are the free e-mail and ad hoc services for disabled students, language courses at the Foreign Language Centre. Students can also sign up for exams via the Internet, download administrative forms, or access personal e-mail supplied to each student by the University, thus creating a fast and accurate channel of communication.

The University of Parma website offers students regularly updated information and the ideal interface for communicating with the University.

Students have and many opportunities in sports run by the University of Parma CUS with courses in all disciplines in a range of structures - our swimming pool, athletics track, tennis courts, football pitches, golf yard, basketball courts, rugby pitches, etc.

Museums, such CSAC in the Abbazia of Paradigna (www.csacparma.en) with an impressive collection of Italian works of art (from design, architecture, illustration, advertising, photography), the Botanical Gardens, the Natural Science museums and other scientific collections, then the university chorus: these are the cultural activities and also study opportunities.

International Students will be welcome at the Erasmus and International Home near the San Francesco church, in the hearth of the city, and they will take advantage of Italian language courses especially taught to help academic study.

Two of the II level degree courses are totally taught in English, while there is a growing offer of English taught courses in the Architecture Master of Science Course, in the Engineering courses and in the Humanities courses too.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programmes

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MSc

Master in Company Administration and Management

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

The programme mainly focuses on disciplines belonging to the area of Business Administration. Such disciplines are integrated with statistic knowledge to identify and elaborate data used in the business decisional processes, an economic background concerning problem-solving issues and business history. The programme also includes juridical knowledge on commercial, bankruptcy and tax law. [+]

Official Program Description SECOND LEVEL ACADEMIC TITLE IN COMPANY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT University of Parma, Italy (LM -77 Degree courses in the Sciences, Economics and Business) Double degree: 1) Pamukkale University (Turkey): II level degree “Accounting and Finance” 2) Grenoble École de Management (France): “MSc in Management” Duration: Two years. Places available: 140 of which: - n. 124 for EU citizens and EU-equated citizens; - n. 4 for non EU citizens; - n. 2 for Chinese citizens (“Marco Polo” contingent). Curricular requirements: To access, the curricular requirements are related to the basic content of the degree courses in Economics and Management or Business Administration. The access at this degree course also requires specific knowledge of issues relating to Business Administration and Management. In particular, graduated students in Economics and Management or Business Administration must have at least 15 ECTS in academic disciplines of Business Administration and Management. The access is also open to graduated students in other degree courses, if they have acquired at least: - 15 credits in Business Administration and Management; - 10 credits in one or more of the following academic disciplines: Economics; Economic Policy; Public Economics; Applied Economics; Economic History; - 10 credits in one or more of the following academic disciplines: Statistics, Economic Statistics, Mathematical Methods of Economy, Finance and Actuarial Sciences; - 10 credits in one or more of the following academic disciplines: Private Law, Business Law. Admission test: Admission to the Degree Course in Company administration and management is regulated by an admission... [-]

Master in Food Science and Technology

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum. [+]

Official Program Description This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum. At the end of the course, second cycle graduates in Food Science and Technology will have gained the following knowledge and abilities: - a solid foundation knowledge in those areas of mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry and biology relating to the applied aspects of the food sector; - a solid knowledge of the scientific method needed to apply basic and practical knowledge to the solution of the many technical and organizational problems of the food sector; - the ability to optimize production, preservation and distribution processes and to manage industrial research and development projects; - the ability to manage and promote food quality and safety in accordance with regulations on workers’ safety and protection of the environment; - the ability to perform efficiently complex supervision and management activities in the agri-food sector; - a high level of technical expertise in monitoring the organoleptic, hygienic and nutritional quality of food, also using innovative methods; - advanced skills in the management and organization of companies, agri-food supply chains and consultancy firms and services connected with them; - the ability to communicate, to work within multidisciplinary groups and to show good judgement both on the technical and economic level and on the human... [-]

Master in International Business and Development (IBD)

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

International Business and Development (IBD) is the first degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university is actively seeking to raise its international profile in teaching and research and for several years has played a key role in projects with developing countries. [+]

Official Program Description Second cycle degree course in International Business and Development (IBD) International Business and Development (IBD) is the first degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university is actively seeking to raise its international profile in teaching and research and for several years has played a key role in projects with developing countries. IBD is an advanced degree, an innovation in the wide range of graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Economics, and is aimed at those aspiring to work at international level. IBD offers diverse groups of students a unique opportunity. First of all, it is addressed to Italians who wish to improve their command of English in a professional context. All lectures and seminars will be conducted through the medium of English, so that as well as learning about economics, students will profit from full immersion in the language. Scientific studies attest the value of Content and Language Integrated Learning, and IBD offers the chance to work towards an advanced qualification in economics and also acquire advanced language skills throughout the two-year course. IBD is also aimed at non-Italian students who wish to study in Italy. For many of these students, their lack of Italian has been a barrier until now. But today some of the major Italian universities, like many in the EU, are offering degree courses in English. We hope that IBD will attract as many applications as possible from overseas to... [-]

Master in Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies

Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Parma

The Master’s Degree course in Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies was designed to provide a specific training for the management of distribution problems, in order to improve company sales policies, and to provide an effective response to the strategic and operational management of companies and institutions, adopting an interdisciplinary approach, interconnected with the business world. [+]

Official Program Description Language: Italian Duration: 2 years Maximum number of participants: 160 Admission Requirements: Candidates applying to the Master must possess a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and/or Business Administration or any other valid title recognised as equivalent to three-year and four-year Italian Bachelor’s Degrees in classes L-18 (former 270/04) or 17 (former 509/99). In addition, specific knowledge of Marketing topics is required. Candidates from classes 17 (former 509/99) or L-18 (former 270/04) must possess at least 9 ECTS credits in Marketing-related subjects (sector SECS-P/08 of the Italian system). Graduates from different classes can apply for the Course if they possess at least 27 ECTS credits as follows: • At least 9 ECTS credits in sector SECS-P/08 (Marketing/Economics and Business Management); • At least 9 ECTS credits in the following sectors: SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02, SECS-P/03, SECS-P/06 o SECS-P/12 (Economics, Economic History); • At least 9 ECTS credits in the following sectors: SECS-S/01, SECS-S/03, S/04, S/05 o SECS-S/06, M-PSI 01, M-PSI03, M-PSI05 e M-PSI06, SPS 07, SPS 08 (Statistics, Psychology and Sociology). Specific cases of candidates who do not meet the aforementioned requirements will be first examined through an interview. In case of positive outcome, such candidates will be admitted to the test. Undergraduate candidates can take the test as well. The test will take place in July each year. Candidates passing the test and included in the rankings can pre-enrol on the Master’s Degree Course TRADE. Definitive enrolment is possible exclusively after graduation, which must be obtained not later than... [-]

Master of Science in Communication Engineering

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

The Master of Science in Communication Engineering is taught and examined entirely in English. Communication Engineering is a two-year graduate course tailored to those aspiring to work in an advanced engineering field at an international level. [+]

Official Program Description The Master of Science in Communication Engineering is taught and examined entirely in English. Communication Engineering is a two-year graduate course tailored to those aspiring to work in an advanced engineering field at an international level. Communication Engineering offers Italian and international students a unique opportunity. First of all, it provides sound knowledge and methodology in an area which is experiencing an impressive technological innovation and is likely to continue this trend for many years to come. Furthermore, it allows international students to improve their command of the English language in a professional context. All lectures and seminars are held in English, so that students may practice the language in its technical terminology, while learning about current technology. Many scientific studies attest the value of such a Content and Language Integrated Learning. Communication Engineering offers the chance to work towards an advanced qualification in Communication Engineering and also acquire advanced language skills throughout the two-year course. Communication Engineering has a well-established tradition at the University of Parma. In the last decades, the Department of Information Engineering has been active in research in all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) areas, namely Electronics, Computer Engineering, Communications, and related fields. The Department coordinates advanced research, graduate and undergraduate studies. Research activity is carried out by several groups often in collaboration with foreign universities and renowned international institutions. The Department also provides scientific and technical consulting to industries, firms and public institutions in Italy and abroad. The Master of Science in... [-]

Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management Programme (FRIM)

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

The second cycle degree in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and management of banking and financial risk and, more generally, of corporate economic risk, in management of financial institutions, and in analysis and management of insurance risk. [+]

Official Program Description The Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) Programme is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and management of banking and financial risk and, more generally, of corporate economic risk, in management of financial institutions, and in analysis and management of insurance risk. Graduates in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM): acquire thorough knowledge of mathematical calculation tools applied to the economy of financial products and markets, finance and insurance as well as specialized knowledge of company risk models employed by banking, financial and insurance analysts; in addition, they gain statistical knowledge that enables them to process data and estimate economic relationships; acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply such methodologies and tools to the field of finance in terms of analysis of international scenarios, implementation of decision models in financial markets and in company management, and analysis and development of the management processes typical of the different categories of financial intermediaries; develop the capacity for independent judgement regarding issues of company financial management and risk management and the modelling of financial markets, thus being able to efficiently interpret and process the information and data acquired; develop the ability to communicate, both within companies and to a non-specialized public, information about the performance of financial markets, the use of alternative financial tools and banking and insurance risk management; acquire the ability to organize independently the life-long learning process now required by professions because of the changed economic... [-]

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Master of Arts in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature. First year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History. [+]

Official Program Description The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature. First year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History. Second year courses are divided into two modules: LM 14 (Modern Philology and Literature) provides an in-depth study especially within the fields of Italian and Romance Languages, Literatures and Philology, Historical and Musicological Studies. LM 15 (Classics) offers you high-standard, advanced training in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Ancient History, Papyrology, Classical Philology, Archaeology and Sanskrit. Our Mission - Knowledge and Understanding: Upon completion of the Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature you will have advanced methodological and philological skills. Our program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. - Applying knowledge and understanding: You will be able to apply your knowledge and comprehension ability autonomously, developing research projects in all key fields of the Humanities. - Making judgements: Direct and comparative in-depth approaches to literary and critical sources will grant you the tools to interpret and judge complex issues related to specific literary, philological, linguistic and historical phenomena and to submit high level critical proposals. - Learning skills: You will develop the ability to independently pursue original thinking... [-]

Master of Arts on Arts and Spectacle History and Criticism

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Parma

Master's Degree in History and criticism of the arts and entertainment industry is founded on a tradition of studies and research established based on the overcoming of hierarchies and disciplinary divisions and on the analysis of forms of expression in a historical perspective. [+]

Official Program Description COURSE WITHOUT ADMISSION TEST 5 places available for non-EU citizens, including 2 places reserved for Chinese citizens The II level Master’s Degree in History of Art and Entertainment Industry History and Art Criticism is founded on a tradition of studies and research established on the overcoming of hierarchies and disciplinary divisions and on the analysis of forms of expression in an historical perspective. The objectives of the course are: to acquire knowledge of the methodologies of research and acquisition of the tools of research in the history of the arts (visual and performing); to acquire a specialist level of knowledge of the history of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary and of the history theatre, performing arts and cinema; to acquire awareness of the critical historical debate, in the fields of art, film, performing arts and theatre history and the acquisition of deep critical skills; to acquire the comprehension of the dynamics relating to the organization and management of the arts; to acquire theoretical and applied knowledge of the problems of conservation, management, promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage. These objectives will be achieved through the articulation of specific subjects on the courses in art history (History of the Arts from Middle Ages to the present and History of Art Criticism, History of Theatre and Dramaturgy, and History of Cinema) supplemented by theoretical and methodological courses (Aesthetics and Information science). Students will have the opportunity to expand and personalize their curriculum with 1 or 2... [-]

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