PhD is the highest academic education level in Italy and provides the necessary skills to perform high-quality research activities both in public and private bodies, so as qualifying skills for professional life: PhD provides also an important contribution to the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area.
PhD courses are open, without age or citizenship limits, to all those who already hold a "laurea magistrale" or similar academic title awarded abroad (i.e. master degree, ISCED level 7, NQF level 7).
PhD courses available at the University of Trento for the academic year 2013/2014 (29Â° cycle):
Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Information and Communication Technology
Materials, Mechatronic and Systems Engineering (former Materials Science and Engineering)
Comparative and European legal studies
Economics and Management (within the School in Social Sciences)
Local Development and Global Dynamics (within the School in Social Sciences)
Sociology and Social Research (within the School in Social Sciences)
Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Psychological Sciences and Education
http://www.unitn. it/en/ateneo/ 2688/phd- courses