The Single-Cycle Degree in Law is directed, first and foremost, towards the so-called classical legal professions, i.e. Attorney, Magistrate or Notary. Nevertheless, its structure is such that this course is perfectly apt also for those aspiring to different professions, such as positions within the public service, in international organizations, within the banking sector, in real estate, in specialized journalism and the like. Furthermore, this study path has been built bearing in mind the expectations of jurists who have to confront international issues. Some courses are held in English.
The Single-Cycle Degree in Law is a five years Course. Several classes of the first year have a historical and/or philosophical bent, intending to provide or strengthen the “cultural platform” needed during the following years. The last two years feature several subjects to be freely chosen by the students in order to allow the students a further focus on those issues and subjects he or she deems particularly important for his or her education and personal interests.
The Department of Law, Political and International Studies of the University of Parma has created, in co-operation with the Faculdade de Direito of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) of Porto Alegre (Brazil), a double degree program that allows selected students to obtain, at the end of a five-year course, the Master's Degree in Law and the Bacharelado em Direito.
About the School
The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organizational, and accountancy autonomy, providing services to the general public.