Course units and programme of study

The programme of study is the set of compulsory and elective course units that the student must take in order to graduate.
Submission of the programme of study for your year of enrolment is compulsory and is required, in particular, for registration for examinations and for completion of the teaching evaluation questionnaires.
All current students must submit their programme of study online via the Esse3 system
The programme of study may differ according to the academic year of enrolment ('cohort'); it may also provide for a choice between different study paths ('curricula').
For a list of the course units that can be included in the programme of study, select the academic year of enrolment and, if available, the curriculum.
Search the course units of the programme of study

List of courses

How the programme of study works

The list of course units in the programme of study represents all the training activities available for each of the years of the degree course and changes according to the year in which the student enrols. ‘Free-choice or restricted-choice’ course units are optional learning activities that students may include in their programme of study according to the selection criteria specified on this page; the remaining course units are compulsory for all students.

The programme of study must be submitted online by the student for each year using the ESSE3 system (see dedicated section).

Students are allowed to submit their own programme of study with options other than those presented on this page (and available in ESSE3), as long as it is consistent with achieving the course's learning objectives. In that case, the programme must be submitted to the Course Council for approval.

Students who wish to propose an individual programme of study must submit an application to the Course Council in Mathematics using the form provided.
The proposal, adequately justified, must in any case comply with the general constraints described in detail in the degree course system. The Academic Office is available to clarify any doubts and help with the drafting of the proposal.
The proposal will be evaluated by the Teaching Committee and submitted to the Course Council for approval. If approved, the individual programme of study will be uploaded online by the Student Registry Office.

Programme of study for part-time students

As of the 2015-2016 academic year, it is possible to enrol on a PART-TIME basis.
Part-time means the possibility, at the time of enrolment or during the subsequent academic years of enrolment, of agreeing on a curriculum with a number of ECTS credits equal to 50% of the number of credits per year.
A part-time student is a student registering or enrolling on regular years of study who, for work, health or personal reasons, is unable to devote himself or herself to full-time study; this category includes:

  • working students with a contract (employed, self-employed or professional) lasting no less than six months,
  • students with a disability equal to or greater than 45% or certified disability pursuant to art. 3, paragraph 1, of Law 104/92
  • students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLDs)
  • students regularly involved in the care and assistance of non-self-sufficient relatives pursuant to Law 104/92,
  • pregnant students,
  • students with children up to three years of age,
  • students involved in sporting activities at a high national or international level.

The Academic Authorities reserve the right to carefully consider very exceptional or special requests not included in the above categories.

Further details can be found in the Regulations (below and also in the Prospectus) for the enrolment of part-time students in the University of Parma's study courses.