Master Degree in Theory and Technology of Communication (TTC)

The Master Degree in Theory and Technology of Communication (TTC) has a duration of two years, and involves the acquisition of 120 university credits (CFU) for obtaining the title. There are 12 examinations (indicatively, 8 in the first year and 4 in the second) to acquire 92 CFU. The remaining credits are acquired through other training activities such as internships and the final exam.

The study course has unlimited places. The access requires the verification of the possession of the curriculum requirements and an interview to evaluate the personal preparation.

The official language of the course is Italian. Below is a list of the courses taught in English:

  • F9201P211 - Multimedia Data Processing
  • F9201P213 - Applied Social Cognition to Public Policies
  • F9201P212 - Consumer psychology
  • F9201P208 - Data semantics
  • F9201P031 - Information Retrieval
  • F9201P210 - Ubiquitous, Pervasive & Context-aware Computing

At the end of the studies, the Masters Degree in Theory and Technology of Communication is released.

The title allows access to a second-level postgraduate programme and a Ph.D.

The Masters Degree is intended to provide a solid cultural and methodological preparation in computer science, psychology, visual and linguistic disciplines in the field of communication, with a strong multidisciplinary connotation, which will allow graduates to enter a labor market where professional figures with skills related to communication as a cognitive and social process mediated or supported by technology are required. The main professional outlets are in the fields of digital communication and marketing, content creation and management, and the design of interactive digital systems.
The objectives of the course are to provide a high mastery of general scientific methods and content as well as specific technical-professional knowledge to play highly responsible roles in research, development, and management of complex user-oriented communication systems and supporting technologies.
The didactic activity has a relevant project orientation: several teachings have a laboratory approach, in which students of different training cooperate in working groups for the realization of projects with a strong multidisciplinary character.
The Masters Degree is aimed at students with degrees in different disciplines as long as they have the basics in at least one of the three primary areas: psychology, computer science and design. Students will be able to build a personalized training course according to their specific interests and knowledge, but without the imposition of any rigid constraint regarding the degree of origin. The educational offer includes courses belonging to the field of human, legal and economic-social sciences and information science and technology.

Graduates of the Masters Degree in 2016 reported an employment rate of 76.9% one year after graduation (compared to a national average of 69.9% for Master's Degrees and 67.0% for the degree class) (source "XIX AlmaLaurea survey"). The graduates who in 2016 completed their studies not more than one year off schedule were 95.2% (source "XIX AlmaLaurea survey"), compared to 85.0% of graduates in the same degree class, and 85.4% of the same type of studies (source "national data").
81.0% of graduates in the 2013/14 academic year graduated in the same type of studies at university level (source "University data" February 2018), compared to 65.9% of graduates in the same type of studies at university level (source "University data" February 2018).