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  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 3,865Total Students
  • 459Faculty
  • 2,686Int'l Students

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The Master's degrees at USI are defined by their high level of specialization, leading to international careers both in the professional and academic fields. Distinguished faculty in the respective disciplines provide innovative and quality teaching with a strong interdisciplinary approach and in collaboration with local and international institutions. The direct dialogue with professors and the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Univeristy are the elements that enable students to broaden their views and to define their education individually. Theory is applied in case studies and consulting projects for companies and other business entities (field project).

The Master of Science or Master of Arts degrees are full-time graduate-level specialisation programs (3 or 4 semesters) awarded with 90-120 ECTS points.

Master's degrees are offered in the following subject areas:

Humanities

  • Master in Architecture
  • Master in History and Theory of Art and Archictecture
  • Master in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana
  • Master in Philosophy

Finance

  • Master in Finance
  • Master in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication
  • Master in Financial Technology and Computing

Tourism

  • Master in International Tourism

Political Economy

  • Master in Economia e politiche internazionali
  • Master in Economics
  • Master in Public Management and Policy (PMP)

Management and Marketing

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Management and Informatics
  • Master in Marketing and Transformative Economy
  • Master in Digital Fashion Communication
  • Master in Corporate Communication
  • Master in Public Management and Policy (PMP)

Health

  • Master in Communication, Management and Health
  • Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication
  • Master of Medicine

Media and Communication

  • Master in Media Management
  • Master in Communication, Management and Health
  • Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication
  • Master in Corporate Communication
  • Master in Digital Fashion Communication
  • Master in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication

Informatics

  • Master in Informatics
  • Master in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master in Software and Data Engineering
  • Master in Management and Informatics
  • Master in Financial Technology and Computing

Computational Science

  • Master in Computational Science

Why USI

Seven reasons for choosing USI:

  • Quality of the Swiss university system
  • International faculty
  • Leading interdisciplinary education
  • Teacher/student radio 1 to 8
  • Strong ties with the business world
  • Flexible structure, open to the exchange of ideas
  • International, dynamic and welcoming environment

USI is a young and agile university that offers to its students a quality education and an enhancing study experience. International faculty teach students with an interdisciplinary, engaging and interactive approach, leaving room to practical application.

The quality of the study curricula is complemented by USI small size, by its cosmopolitan environment and its informal and dynamic culture.

These elements make USI a hub of opportunity open to the world, where students can engage in direct dialogue with their professors and define their educational path, discover unexpected horizons, and embrace international careers.

Admission to the Postgraduate programmes:

1. General requirements:

Bachelor's (undergraduate) degree from an acknowledged university. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree are admitted unconditionally to a Master’s program in the same subject area. Admission to programs in other subject areas can be subject to the addition of levelling courses, by assessement of the competent Faculty in charge of evaluating the application.

2. Specific requirements:

Please refer to the individual Master programme websites, in the Admissions secton.

3. Language

The admission to English-language Master programmes at USI requires a good command of English.
Find out more about English level and official language certificate required for admission.

The University, through the Career Service, offers to its students a series of activities and contact services with the job market.

In particular, the Service:

  • promotes and develops internship opportunities, coordinating curricular internships;
  • helps students who are seeking their first jobs, providing counselling and career-oriented services;
  • organises information sessions on a variety of companies and organisations, in the private and public sector, nationally and internationally.

More in detail:

  • The internship: Find an internship / job, Internship stories / Info stage
  • Application dossier
  • Career grants
  • Meet the companies
  • USI Career Forum
  • Long Night of the Careers
  • USI & Careers Guide

About

The Master's degrees at USI are defined by their high level of specialization, leading to international careers both in the professional and academic fields. Distinguished faculty in the respective disciplines provide innovative and quality teaching with a strong interdisciplinary approach and in collaboration with local and international institutions. The direct dialogue with professors and the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Univeristy are the elements that enable students to broaden their views and to define their education individually. Theory is applied in case studies and consulting projects for companies and other business entities (field project).

The Master of Science or Master of Arts degrees are full-time graduate-level specialisation programs (3 or 4 semesters) awarded with 90-120 ECTS points.

Master's degrees are offered in the following subject areas:

Humanities

  • Master in Architecture
  • Master in History and Theory of Art and Archictecture
  • Master in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana
  • Master in Philosophy

Finance

  • Master in Finance
  • Master in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication
  • Master in Financial Technology and Computing

Tourism

  • Master in International Tourism

Political Economy

  • Master in Economia e politiche internazionali
  • Master in Economics
  • Master in Public Management and Policy (PMP)

Management and Marketing

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Management and Informatics
  • Master in Marketing and Transformative Economy
  • Master in Digital Fashion Communication
  • Master in Corporate Communication
  • Master in Public Management and Policy (PMP)

Health

  • Master in Communication, Management and Health
  • Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication
  • Master of Medicine

Media and Communication

  • Master in Media Management
  • Master in Communication, Management and Health
  • Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication
  • Master in Corporate Communication
  • Master in Digital Fashion Communication
  • Master in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication

Informatics

  • Master in Informatics
  • Master in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master in Software and Data Engineering
  • Master in Management and Informatics
  • Master in Financial Technology and Computing

Computational Science

  • Master in Computational Science

Why USI

Seven reasons for choosing USI:

  • Quality of the Swiss university system
  • International faculty
  • Leading interdisciplinary education
  • Teacher/student radio 1 to 8
  • Strong ties with the business world
  • Flexible structure, open to the exchange of ideas
  • International, dynamic and welcoming environment

USI is a young and agile university that offers to its students a quality education and an enhancing study experience. International faculty teach students with an interdisciplinary, engaging and interactive approach, leaving room to practical application.

The quality of the study curricula is complemented by USI small size, by its cosmopolitan environment and its informal and dynamic culture.

These elements make USI a hub of opportunity open to the world, where students can engage in direct dialogue with their professors and define their educational path, discover unexpected horizons, and embrace international careers.

Admission to the Postgraduate programmes:

1. General requirements:

Bachelor's (undergraduate) degree from an acknowledged university. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree are admitted unconditionally to a Master’s program in the same subject area. Admission to programs in other subject areas can be subject to the addition of levelling courses, by assessement of the competent Faculty in charge of evaluating the application.

2. Specific requirements:

Please refer to the individual Master programme websites, in the Admissions secton.

3. Language

The admission to English-language Master programmes at USI requires a good command of English.
Find out more about English level and official language certificate required for admission.

The University, through the Career Service, offers to its students a series of activities and contact services with the job market.

In particular, the Service:

  • promotes and develops internship opportunities, coordinating curricular internships;
  • helps students who are seeking their first jobs, providing counselling and career-oriented services;
  • organises information sessions on a variety of companies and organisations, in the private and public sector, nationally and internationally.

More in detail:

  • The internship: Find an internship / job, Internship stories / Info stage
  • Application dossier
  • Career grants
  • Meet the companies
  • USI Career Forum
  • Long Night of the Careers
  • USI & Careers Guide

Available programs

University highlights

Student & Staff

Total students
3,865

59%
41%

International students
2,686

65%
35%

Total faculty staff
459

329
130

Total students
3,865

59%
41%

International students
2,686

65%
35%

Total faculty staff
459

130
329
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

Campus Lugano,

Via G. Buffi 13 , Lugano , Ticino , Switzerland , 6900

Accademia di Architettura,

Largo Bernasconi 2 , Mendrisio , Ticino , Switzerland , 6850

English language requirements

USI - Università della Svizzera italiana EN