36^ cycle - a.y 2020/2021

Students of the 36^ cycle are required to take courses for a total of 225 hours during the first year and 165 during the second year of the program.

In order to take courses for a total amount of 225 hours, for the first year, students of the 36^ cycle (a.y. 2020/2021) are required to attend and take exams of the following mandatory courses and select elective courses from the list.  

First year mandatory courses (160 hours out of 225)


Second year mandatory courses (90 hours out of 165)

(lectures will be held during a.y. 2021/2022) 


First Semester

 Second Semester


Students wishing to waive out of any of the mandatory courses must submit a waiver request to the PhD director. The waiver request must include a transcript of the relative grades and a syllabus from the prior course(s) taken, that proves previous coverage of at least 90% of the material.

As a general rule, students asking for a waiver will be asked to pass a preliminary exam, unless the PhD director and the professor who teaches the course agree that -- based on the information provided -- the student can be granted an exemption