Management and Preservation of Digital Documents

  • Employment rate of graduates above 90%
  • Job opportunities even before graduation
  • Internships with ITC and document management companies
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum provideing students with competences in both IT and humanities


Topics and focus

  • Digital Archives
  • Digital Document Preservation
  • Data and Text Mining
  • Administrative Law
  • Computer Science and Databases
  • English Language
  • Linguistics
  • Logic, languages and technologies
  • Advanced systems and architectures for data management
  • Sociology of Institutions
  • Taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies

Teaching approaches

  • Projects and workshop activities
  • Problem solving
  • Seminars
  • Flipped classrooms


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM43 Computing Methodologies for the Humanities
30 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The only Master’s degree program in the Management and Preservation of Digital Documents in Italy. The professional figures trained by this program are experts of document management and preservation managers. Because of the peculiarities of this training course, classes are held both in person and online to allow the participation of students who are unable to attend traditional lectures. The course is partnered with Assoconservatori Assintel, a trade association of companies that provide storage services of digital documents.


Undergraduates or students with a qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable are entitled to attend the course. For further information (


Assess the needs and requirements of document management of a complex organization, organize and manage activities related to security and integrity of information systems, management of IT protocol, information retrieval, access and proper organization of documents within the adopted classification system.


The two professional figures, i.e. managers of document management systems and conservators of digital documents, are mandatory in all public administrations, in private companies with public participation and in all businesses that provide digital management and conservation services.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services d) Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain: • International mobility grants (Erasmus) • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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