The Legal Services Operator course is organized on a three-year curriculum, for a total of 180 academic credits, divided in two parts. In the first two years, are included all the mandatory lectures, which aim to provide to students different fields knowledge: historical, cultural and theoretical which are fundamental for the Italian legal experience, basic juridical English language, and mainly the in-depth knowledge of fundamental Italian and European Union’s law knowledge. This is for the purpose to ensure the graduated student an adequate placement in every professional position which requires a solid fundamental juridical preparation. In the second part, during the third year, student will be able to choose one of the three alternative thematic routes, consisting on specialized lectures and on a practical internship, aimed to provide a highly qualifying education (unique in Italy) for the following professional profiles:
During the third year’s second term is included an internship at a company or public administration, having as purpose an employment consistent with the chosen curriculum, as well as a final examination consisting in presentation and discussion of student’s written paper and related to thematic and disciplines which are the subject of followed lectures during this course.
It is also provided a Double Degree Program (accessible by selection, and for a period of four years) with the University of Granada’s four-year Criminology degree course. At the end of studies, the graduated student attain both the Legal Services Operator degree (curriculum in Judicial Police Operator) and the Spanish Grado en Criminologìa.
It is also included the possibility to conduct study experiences abroad in the context of Erasmus+ and Atlante projects.
Non-EU citizens living abroad, that wish to study at the University of Ferrara, must first complete an online registration procedure.
Once completed the procedure, the Incoming Students Office will contact the applicant by mail asking for further information on the chosen degree course. This information will allow the University to assess if the applicant fulfills the admission requirements for the selected degree course. If the evaluation will be positive, a provisional letter of admission will be submitted to the applicant in order to start the enrolment process through the Italian Embassy/Consulate.
Documents for admission:
The student willing to enroll to an Italian Degree course must have completed at least 12 years of pre-university school attendace in his/her home country (including primary, middle and high school). The indication of the overall school attendance must necessarily be stated in the "Declaration of Value" issued by the Italian Diplomatic Authority located in the country where the student studied.
Students who just attended 10 or 11 pre-university school years have to:
Those students who obtained a Diploma after 10 years of attendance and also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in their home country will be considered as follows:
Students applying for a limited access degree course have to go through an additional online procedure:
When getting to Italy, the student must have the right documents for enrolment. The documents must be handed straight to the International Mobility Office for a check just after the student arrives in Italy. The documents for enrolment are:
For non-EU students we also require:
If the student would like to get a partial recognition of his/her previous academic degree, must also provide the Academic transcript (credits, grades) and the related syllabus, or, the Diploma awarded by an Italian institution.
Any certificate issued in a foreign language must be along with an official translation into Italian. The official translation is either processed in the student’s home country or in Italy. The Italian institutions allowed to it are the local Courts or the legally recognised translators. As well as being duly translated, any certificate must be legally recognised by the Italian Diplomatic Authority located in the country where the students got his/her Diploma. Exceptions to this requirement will be made in case of other specific agreements.
Accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell' istruzione, Universita' e Ricerca, MIUR).