MIC awards two types of Academic Degrees:
Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication - MAS to students who have successfully completed all modules and their personal project (60 ECTS).
This course of study comprises of 18 modules distributed over 9 weeks of study (one week-long session every 2 months) plus the Personal Project.
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication - DAS to students who have successfully completed modules totaling 30 ECTS.
This course comprises of 12 modules that can be chosen among the 18 modules of the master and organized individually tailored to your career goals
Students who attend one or more modules will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each module successfully completed, carrying the corresponding ECTS.
USI Università della Svizzera italiana is one of 12 universities under the Swiss university system, coordinated by the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (swissuniversitites). swissuniversities represents all 12 Swiss universities and maintains relationships with other accredited universities outside Switzerland. As a recognized university that is part of the public system, the degree-granting body of the MIC is USI Università della Svizzera italiana.
To ensure international recognition, in 2002 USI became the first Swiss university to adopt the Bologna Reform and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The Bologna Declaration mandates that all taught courses and course work are to be quantified in ECTS points. The ECTS guarantees that credits are wholly compatible and transferable within and across the broader European university system.
The diplomas awarded are either a Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (60 ECTS) or a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (30 ECTS) from Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Communication Sciences.