The Italian University System
University studies are divided into three cycles:
- First Cycle Degrees (three years)
- Second Cycle Degrees (two years)
- Third Cycle Degree program (Doctoral studies (PhD) and Specialization Schools)
- There are also Single Cycle Degree Programs
The qualifications awarded are: First Cycle Degree (laurea - L) and Second Cycle Degree (laurea magistrale - LM).