Master'S Degree FAQs:


Q: Was a master's degree thus that someone who had been admitted to the rank of master in one university should be admitted to the same rank in other universities?

A: Yes.

Q: Are master's degrees primarily research based?

A: Yes, although may contain taught elements, particularly on research methods.

Q: Is a master's degree awarded?

A: Yes, The old Laurea degree , which was the only awarded in Italy before the Bologna process, is equivalent to the current Laurea Magistrale.

Q: Are master's degrees commonly titled using the form 'Master of ...'?

A: Yes, where either a faculty or a field is specified.

Q: Are master's degrees 1 – 2 years for taught degrees and 2 years for research degrees?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a master's degree the combination of two individual years : the master 1 and master 2?

A: Yes, and following the Bologna Process.

Q: Is a master's degree able to use the titles ir?

A: Yes.

Q: Are master's degrees primarily taught degrees?

A: Yes, although commonly at least a third of the course is devoted to a research project assessed by dissertation.

Q: Are master's degrees the Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees?

A: Yes, which normally consist of a mixture of research and taught material.

Q: Is a master's degree a postgraduate degree following a Bachelor's degree and preceding a Doctorate?

A: Yes, and usually requiring two years to complete.

Q: Is a master's degree equivalent to the two-year Laurea magistrale, which can be earned after a Laurea?

A: Yes, In particular fields, namely law, pharmacy and medicine, this distinction is not made.

Q: Are master's degrees normally one to two year courses?

A: Yes, and rated at 60 - 120 ECTS credits, while research master's degrees are normally two year courses, either rated at 120 ECTS credits or not credit rated.

Q: Is a master's degree their first academic degree?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a master's degree combined with a bachelor's degree for a four or five academic year total period - one academic year longer than a normal bachelor's degree?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a master's degree the MA?

A: Yes, and this was normally awarded without any further study or examination.