Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Graduate programmes

The information you find on this page is designed to help you choose the most suitable programme to further your studies with an English-taught or an Italian-taught programme.

Università Cattolica offers 2-year M.Sc. degrees and 1-year Specializing Masters across 12 Schools/Facoltà.

What is the difference between 2-year M.Sc. degrees and 1-year Specialising Masters?



  • Is an academic degree of 120 ECTS.
  • Requires a similar academic background for access.
  • Provides advanced academic knowledge in highly specialized areas. You will write a final dissertation.
  • The degree enables you to apply for a PhD at any Italian or international university, as well as to internships/ job opportunities.


  • Is a professionalizing diploma of at least 60 ECTS
  • Welcomes students from different academic backgrounds
  • The program focuses on specific topics and provides practical skills. There is dedicated time for an internship/project work and you will not write a final dissertation
  •  The diploma does not give you direct access to a PhD but leads to internships/ job opportunities