Liceo delle scienze umane

Liceo delle scienze umane (literally Human Sciences lyceum) is a type of secondary school in Italy. It is designed to give students the skills to progress to any university or higher educational institution, but specifically devoted to human sciences related topics.[1] Students can attend the liceo delle scienze umane after successfully completing middle school (scuola media).

The curriculum is devised by the Ministry of Education, and emphasises the link between psychology, sociology, and education.[1] It covers a complete and widespread range of disciplines.[2]

Students typically study for five years, and attend the school from the age of 14 to 19. At the end of the fifth year all students sit for the esame di Stato, a final examination which gave access to every university course.

A student attending a liceo is called liceale, although the more generic terms studente (male) and studentessa (female) are also in common use. Teachers are known as professore (male) or professoressa (female).

See also


  1. Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica 89/2010 - Regolamento di revisione dei licei. Available here. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica 89/2010, Appendix F - Regolamento di revisione dei licei, Allegato F. Available here. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
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