Programme structure

1st year 

Activities of the first semester will be held in Trento

October: assignment of tutors

October-January: arrival and refresh course, assignment of tutors, 1st term courses

February: exams

Activities of the second semester will be held in Florence

March-June: 2nd term courses

June: exams

September: retakes (both in Florence and Trento)

October: assignement of the supervisor

Admission to the 2rd year


2nd year 

Research activity either in Trento or in Florence

At least 3 months in Italian or foreign research istitutions

November-December: seminar courses, if necessary

January: research project workshop, presentation and discussion; final research project approval

February-September: research activities and field work

October: discussion of preliminary research results

Admission to the 3rd year


3rd year 

November-May: research activities

June: pre-graduation defence

September: final assessment by the internal committee

October: thesis submission


Furthermore, both the School of Social Sciences and the Departments that support DELoS in Florence and Trento, offer an intensive calendar of seminars, conferences and workshop:

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