Single Cycle Master Degree

Medicine and Surgery

The Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery belongs to Class LM-41 (Classes of Master’s Degrees in Medicine and Surgery), has a duration of six years and involves the acquisition of 360 university study credits (CFUs) leading to the award of the degree. There are 28 exams which are worth a total of 283 CFUs. The remaining credits will be obtained through other educational activities: professional traineeships, worth 60 CFUs, and the final exam, worth 17 CFUs. Indicatively, the exams are divided as follows: three in the first year, four in the second, four in the third, six in the fourth, seven in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Admission to the course of study occurs via a scheduled national process, with a ranking produced on the basis of a national admission test.
The official language of the course is Italian.

At the end of the course, the qualification of Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery is issued.
This qualification enables access to second-level postgraduate programmes, PhDs and Specialisation Schools.

Holders of a Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery can register on the professional register of Surgeons, provided they pass a state exam.

The Degree course intends to provide solid cultural and methodological preparation in biomedical and psychosocial disciplines, with the aim of encouraging the development of professional skills and values. The central pillar of the course is the importance of both curing illness and taking care of human beings - this will allow graduates of the Medicine and Surgery course to gain a multi-discipline, inter-professional, integrated outlook on some of the most common problems in terms of health and disease and a focus on disease prevention and the promotion of good health in communities and local areas. As part of the course, students will gain knowledge regarding basic science, the processes involved in diseases and the mechanisms that cause these, enabling them to adopt the correct approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, including from a gender-specific perspective. The teaching method features the vertical and transversal integration of teachings across pre-clinical and clinical disciplines, early contact with patients (from the second year of the course) and a teaching approach based on active methodologies, with small tutor groups, with the aim of developing an ability to solve problems, take decisions and correctly apply translational research. In this manner, we aim to lay the foundations of an education that must last in time and accompany the doctor throughout their time in the profession, both through independent learning, according to the principles of evidence-based medicine, and through clinical methodology applied to individual patients.

In the 19th AlmaLaurea survey, graduates had an employment rate of 78.2% one year after finishing the course, against a national average of 56.3%.

In the past (students who enrolled in 2014/15), 77.9% of enrolled students graduated according to the course schedule or no more than one year behind schedule (University data), in comparison with the national average of 54.8% for students on similar courses (National Student Registry data).

School of Medicine and Surgery - SMS in collaboration with University of Bergamo, University of Surrey (UK) & Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital

Uniquely positioned to meet the evolving needs of tomorrow's health care professionals, University of Milano-Bicocca’s School of Medicine and Surgery (SMS) is a Master degree program in partnership with University of Surrey (UK), University of Bergamo and the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital that endeavors to prepare graduating physicians forleadership positions in the health care sector.

Based in Bergamo, the program has a revolutionary new medical curriculum integrating a rigorous program of basic science education with intensive clinical mentoring right from second year onwards. The program offers a multidisciplinary and inter-professional educational experience fostering an integration of knowledge and skills, open-mindedness, scientific and critical thinking, caring attitude, and a holistic approach to health care needs.

The teaching methodology is based on PBL (Problem Based Learning) that facilitates knowledge acquisition, enhanced group collaboration and team learning across seven major physio-pathological integrated systems:

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • Onco-Hematology
  • Locomotor System
  • Digestive Health
  • Endrocrine Kidney & Urinary Tract 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Woman and Child (Obstetrics Gynecology, Pediatrics)

Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

The Master's Degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, qualify for the dental profession of dentist – School of Medicine and Surgery - of the University of Milano-Bicocca. The Master's Degree has a duration of six years and involves the acquisition of 360 universitary credits (CFU) for the achievement of the degree.

There are 27 examinations related with the acquisition of 342 CFU. The remaining credits will be obtained through other training activities such as internships, traineeships, elective activities and the final examination. Indicatively, the exams are scheduled 4 for the first year, 8 for the second year, 6 for the third year, 4 for the fourth year, 5 for the fifth year. Sixth year is full in practice.

The course of study is entered with a national access test: the ranking is formulated based on the outcome of a multiple choice test and possible assessment of the qualifications.
Access is obtained after verification of the possession of the curricular requirements.
The official language of the course is Italian.
Some course lessons may be held in English.
At the end of the studies, the Master's Degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics is issued.
The title allows access to Second Level Masters, PhD or Specialization Schools.
Graduates in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics have the opportunity to enroll in the professional register of
Physicians Surgeons and Dentists, after passing the State Examination.
The Degree Course aims to provide a solid cultural and methodological preparation in the dental disciplines that will allow graduates to quickly enter the world of work expressing full mastery in the treatment of dental diseases thanks to the extensive professional background acquired in the last three years of the course, spent in contact with patients belonging to the Dental Clinic. Graduates in Dentistry
and Dental Prosthetics will also be able at the end of the curriculum to interact with colleagues in other medical-surgical disciplines in the treatment of patients with systemic problems. The specific curricular path also guarantees the training of the graduate to start an autonomous professional activity right from the outset in the world of work.

In XIX AlmaLaurea survey, the graduate students of the course reported an employment rate of one year from the achievement of the title of over 83,3%, compared to a national average of 56,3%.

In the past, 85,7% of those enrolled graduated in progress or no more than one year out of course (University data) compared to 61,3% of graduates in progress or no more than one year out of course in the same type of studies at the national level (data National Student Registry data).