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First-cycle degree or Laurea. This degree gives students basic theoretical preparation and an adequate command of general scientific methods and contents, in addition to the acquisition of specific professional know-how. It requires 180 credits, which can generally be accumulated within three years. Graduates are awarded the qualification of dottore. The laurea (1st cycle degree) grants access to competitions for the Italian civil service, state-regulated and non-state-regulated professions, and to 2nd cycle degree courses.
The corresponding qualification, not only in English-speaking countries, but now also in the whole area of the Bologna Process, is Bachelor’s level degree.

Second-cycle degree or Laurea magistrale. This qualification is open to graduates with a 1st cycle or foreign equivalent degree and requires a further 120 credits, which can be accumulated over an average of two years. Previous specific curricula in the first cycle are required for admission. The 2nd cycle aims at providing students with an advanced level of education for highly qualified work in specific areas. Graduates are awarded the qualification of dottore magistrale. The laurea magistrale grants access to competitions for the Italian civil service, state-regulated and non-state-regulated professions, research doctorate programmes and all other degree courses of the 3rd cycle.
The corresponding qualification, not only in English-speaking countries but now also in the whole area of the Bologna Process, is Master’s level degree.

Doctoral degree or Dottorato di ricerca. This doctorate confers the skills required to undertake research in universities as well as within the private and public sectors. Applicants must be in possession of a 2nd cycle degree (laurea magistrale or laurea magistrale a ciclo unico). They are also required to pass an entrance examination. The whole degree course generally lasts three years, and corresponds to the Doctorate in English-speaking countries.

Courses taught by faculty members of the Department of Statistical Sciences within Bachelor's/Master's programmes offered by other departments of the University of Padova.

Courses held in English at the Department of Statistical Science, at the School of Sciences and at the University of Padova generally.

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