PhD in Pedagogical Sciences


The program can me taught in English or in Italian

A Master degree or equivalent is required.

  • Didactics
  • Special Pedagogy
  • Educational Research
  • Latin Language
  • Literature
  • Glottology
  • Linguistics

The PhD program is accredited in European Union.

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

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PhD in Humanities


The program can me taught in English or in Italian

A Master degree or equivalent is required.

  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Languages
  • Theoretical Philosophy
  • Glottology and Linguistics
  • General Sociology
  • Sociology of Political and Legal Phenomena

The PhD program addresses all the humanities: literature, linguistics, philology, psychopedagogy, history. In the linguistic field it aims to deepen the research of linguistics, both diachronic (with references to the “external history” of the language and to the sociolinguistics, also from the point of view of linguistic variation) and synchronic (analysed from the point of view of systems structure, cognitive principles of such systems and principles determining their communicative realization). A particular attention is given to the neurolinguistics intended as a study of neurobiological analogies that determine the organization and transformation of linguistic systems.

From the psychological and philosophical point of view, the program is focused on the relations between emotions, motivations, and cognitive processes in normal situations and in psychopathology. This entails: the study of the vocabulary that distinguishes single emotions and their nuances, the study of neural bases, phenomenological, expressive, physiological characteristics, cognitive ingredients and determinants, motivations of the actions and cognitive orientation involved in single emotions; the knowledge of the main theories regarding motivation, impulses and goals, the different classifications of the main motivations and the correspondent critical aspects; the knowledge of the most important cognitive processes, such as the reasoning and the heuristics.

Once the PhD program is completed, the researcher will possess a deep knowledge of emotions, motivations, cognitive processes and their interaction both in normal situations and in clinical psychology. Moreover, he/she will have adequate competences in the research methodology with a special reference to experimentation and psychometrics. The researcher will possess useful competences for the secondary learning, as well as for working in Universities, hospitals and, more generally, in the clinical and medical fields, but also in non-psychological and non-University spheres, such as companies and complex organizations, e.g., in staff management and in communication activities. The research competences can be used in public and private research institutions, such as Universities, National Research Council, Institutes of Recovery and Care. A good knowledge of English will facilitate the access to international research and care institutions.

The PhD program is accredited in European Union.

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

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PhD in Physical Science & Engineering of Industry & Energy Innovation


The program can me taught in English or in Italian

A Master degree or equivalent is required.

  • Experimental Physics of Fundamental Interactions
  • Energy and Environmental Machines and Systems
  • Measures
  • Industrial Design, Mechanic Constructions and Metallurgy
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Processing Systems
  • Geotechnics
  • Construction technology
  • Urban and Territorial Planning and Design
  • Applied Biology

The PhD program is aimed to prepare experts able to propose innovative ideas for industry and society, to contribute to the development of new knowledge, to manage original investigation and research projects and to realize in an autonomous way strategically important programs.

In order to reach these goals, the Course promotes and buttresses a strong integration between fundamental and applied research with a high degree of interdisciplinarity in the field of methodology and research. Such a multidisciplinarity is supposed to be the instrument for the integration between the energy and information engineering capacities and the physical ones, so as to promote a path able to form competent persons both in research tools and methods and in what concerns the transfer of such high capacities in the field of business innovation.

In particular, the PhD program is aimed to be an instrument for the advanced multidisciplinary training of experts able to take an active part in Industry 4.0 scenarios and to manage in all respects technologically advanced production, including big data management and taking into account the fundamental science, which is the engine for innovation. Moreover, the knowledge of methods for management and analysis of processes, energetic and material among others, will foster the implementation of advanced processing systems that the labour market is requiring today.

The goal of the PhD program is to train experts who will have the abilities necessary to guide the development of process and product innovation in various industrial spheres in order to enhance business competitiveness. In this respect, the future PhD will be able to hold the position of Innovation Manager with specific technical competences and operative innovation management capacities both in small or medium firms and in big companies’ R&D, Design and Production departments.

Having followed a multidisciplinary training and combining the knowledge of both applied and fundamental science, the future PhD will be able to acquire the most advanced data processing and analysing methods, which will broaden his/her job opportunities in different sectors.

The future PhD will have job opportunities in Universities, public or private Research Centres, mechanical engineering and information industry, energy producing and converting companies and corporations, plant design enterprises, automation and robotics industries, manufacturing companies in general.

Moreover, if the results achieved during the PhD studies lead to the development of original products/processes, interesting for the market, the future PhD will be able to take part in the creation of new companies and academic spin-offs.

Main Universities and Research Centres with which the college collaborates in the field of research

n.NameCountryType of collaboration
1IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDONUKDevelopment of common training activities and research initiatives in collaboration
2OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLUMBUSUSADevelopment of common training activities and research initiatives in collaboration
3FERMILABUSADevelopment of common training activities and research initiatives in collaboration
4CERNSwitzerlandDevelopment of common training activities and research initiatives in collaboration
5MIT – MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYUSADevelopment of common training activities and research initiatives in collaboration

The PhD program is accredited in European Union.

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

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PhD in Psychology


The program can me taught in English or in Italian

A Master degree or equivalent is required.

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dynamic Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychometrics

The PhD program addresses all the humanities: literature, linguistics, philology, psychopedagogy, history.

From the psychological and philosophical point of view, the program is focused on the relations between emotions, motivations, and cognitive processes in normal situations and in psychopathology. This entails: the study of the vocabulary that distinguishes single emotions and their nuances, the study of neural bases, phenomenological, expressive, physiological characteristics, cognitive ingredients and determinants, motivations of the actions and cognitive orientation involved in single emotions; the knowledge of the main theories regarding motivation, impulses and goals, the different classifications of the main motivations and the correspondent critical aspects; the knowledge of the most important cognitive processes, such as the reasoning and the heuristics.

Once the PhD program is completed, the researcher will possess a deep knowledge of emotions, motivations, cognitive processes and their interaction both in normal situations and in clinical psychology. Moreover, he/she will have adequate competences in the research methodology with a special reference to experimentation and psychometrics. The researcher will possess useful competences for the secondary learning, as well as for working in Universities, hospitals and, more generally, in the clinical and medical fields, but also in non-psychological and non-University spheres, such as companies and complex organizations, e.g., in staff management and in communication activities. The research competences can be used in public and private research institutions, such as Universities, National Research Council, Institutes of Recovery and Care. A good knowledge of English will facilitate the access to international research and care institutions.

The PhD program is accredited in European Union.

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

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