Qualifications and skills required for admission
Admission into the Master's Degree Programme in Law is conditional upon earning a secondary, high-school, or college-preparatory diploma, or other equivalent foreign diploma, and suitable recognised educational qualifications.
Enrolment in the programme is not capped.
The Faculty requires a non-binding self-assessment test (CISIA Consortium TOLC-SU). This is mandatory for all students, and intended to educate students on the choice they are making, assess their educational background, especially their general baseline of knowledge, and their reasoning and logic abilities. The dates and procedures for the test will be provided in the general call for applications.
Additional learning requirements (OFA)
Students may matriculate regardless of their test results. Students scoring less than 20/50 on the first three sections or less than 12/30 in the ?Reading comprehension and Italian language? portion of the test will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA) aimed at filling these gaps. The OFA must be satisfied within the first year of the programme through the remedial work contemplated by the University. Information on OFA procedures and failure to complete the OFA will be provided on the degree programme?s webpage.
English-language OFA Proficiency Level B2
All students in the Law programme (with absolutely no exceptions) are required to demonstrate English-language proficiency at Level B2 within the European Framework of Reference. Such proficiency may be demonstrated by:
- sending a language certification, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher (for the list of language certifications recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate may be uploaded at the enrolment stage, or submitted to the University of Milan Language Centre - SLAM - through the ?Informastudenti? portal;
- through a placement test administered by the University of Milan Language Centre - SLAM - exclusively during the first year of study, between September and December. Should a student fail the test, he/she must take the course provided by SLAM, the University Language Centre. The course length varies based on the score the student earned on their placement exam.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who fail to submit a valid certificate.
Those who do not take the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the final exam for the course within six (6) attempts, must obtain an outside (paid) certification by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.
Structure of the programme
Teaching methods and structure:
The normal duration for the Master's degree programme in Law is five (5) years.
Teaching methods include both lectures and exercises performed within the scope of the same. Students are likewise expected, within the scope of the programme, to take part in supplemental learning through seminars, conferences, educational internships, both on- and off-campus.
Each one is assigned a specific number of academic credits. An academic credit is a measurement of the effort required of the student: each credit generally corresponds to twenty-five (25) hours of study, made up of seven (7) hours? lectures, plus seminars (if any), exercises and additional learning, and personal study hours. The credits for each subject contemplated under the academic programme are earned by passing the related examination.
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
The University provides:
- A no tax area for students on track with exams and not on track with exams for one year with ISEE certification until 20.000 €.
- Fees exemption on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements;
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements;
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad;
The University also provides:
- Part-time study
- Financial aid, refectory service, accommodation,
- Awards and scholarships
Admission, ranking and enrolment
- Registrar office - contacts
- Online information desk InformaStudenti (please register for the first access)
- International students: welcome desk
- Students with disabilities
- Students with SLD
Programme tutoring and contacts