Incoming students

Discover which courses you may take as a visiting Erasmus or international student at our Department during the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

If you wish to add an international dimension to your education by spending a study period abroad, the Department of Human Sciences for Education at the University of Milan Bicocca will be pleased to welcome you!

The Riccardo Massa Department of Human Sciences for Education offers theoretical, methodological and practical training – at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels – in the domains of the human and natural sciences, history, philosophy, education and psychology. Its key mission is to promote the study of educational processes at an interdisciplinary level.

The courses offered by our Department include:

  • Undergraduate Degree Courses in Education (3 years) and Intercultural Communication (3 years)
  • Professional Degree Course in Teacher Education – Degree in Primary and Pre-Primary Education (5 years)
  • Post Graduate Courses in Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (2 years); Advanced Educational Sciences (2 years); Human Resource Development (2 years); and Developmental Psychology & Educational Processes (2 years) (taught in conjunction with the Department of Psychology).

As a visiting international or Erasmus exchange student at our Department, you will be able to choose among the 150 modules making up our degree programmes. You may select courses from a wide range of subject areas to fit your study and research interests.

The majority of our courses are taught through Italian, but in many cases Erasmus students are offered the opportunity to define an English-language study programme with the lecturer in charge of a given module and to take the relative examination in English or another EU language.

From the 2016-2017 Academic Year onwards, in addition to the modules currently making up our degree programmes – all of which are open to Erasmus students –, the Department will offer a new selection of modules taught through ENGLISH. These modules will only be held if there is a sufficient number of incoming students.

See the full list of courses offered in English

How do I select a module?

The course list provides a detailed description of the programme for each course unit (learning outcomes, course contents, teaching and assessment methods and tools, language) as well as the associated text books and recommended reading list.

Before purchasing text books, wait for classes to begin and follow the detailed instructions provided by the lecturers. Learning materials may be purchased at the university bookshop or borrowed from the University library.

How to choose your modules. Modules last one semester, and may be held in either the first or second semester, running from October to December and from March to June, respectively. Erasmus students may attend modules from any of the courses offered by the Department of Human Sciences for Education, regardless of their main area of study, and take the associated examinations, for which ECTS credits will be awarded.

Examinations are mainly oral. Some modules are assessed via final written examination or progress tests during lectures. Oral examinations are open to the public.

Registration. Before taking an examination, you must enter it in your online study plan. You must first select the examination session, and then register for individual examinations on the dates set by the lecturers.

At the end of the examination, the lecturer will inform you verbally of your grade and record it on line. When you access your account, examinations that have been taken should be marked as “verbalizzato” (recorded). Check your account regularly, and if any examination results have not been recorded, contact the relevant lecturer(s).

The results of the exams passed by Erasmus students are represented by a mark based on the national system (in Italy marks are out of 30, with 18 as the minimum-pass mark). ECTS are also awarded for activities that do not require assessment (internships, etc.).

Exam sessions are usually held in January and February for the 1st semester and in June, July and September for the 2nd semester.

Language Courses for Incoming Students: The University of Milan Bicocca organizes intensive Italian language courses free of charge to promote international student mobility. The aim is to provide students with the basic competence in Italian required to follow university-level courses (for further information, see: detailed information on the University website).

Internship: During your exchange period, you are also eligible for a work placement. The Department organizes internships in extra-university settings (schools, early childhood education centres, public institutions, etc.). To apply for an internship, read the relevant section of the website.

Contact our department coordinators for all questions regarding subject-specific matters (course, Learning Agreement, courses taught in English, exams).

For administrative matters, please contact the INCOMING ERASMUS OFFICE