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The Pontifical Ambrosian Institute of Sacred Music (PIAMS) is a mono-disciplinary university specialised in the domain of Ambrosian chant, sacred music and liturgy. PIAMS is authorized to grant academic degrees with canon and civil value and recognized in all the countries with which the Holy See has diplomatic relations.
As an official institution of the Higher Education System of the Holy See, it is part to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
In all Countries, the recognition is subject to the National law, in accordance with International conventions and in compliance with existing Concordats, Treaties or Agreements between the Holy See and individual States/Governments, and also according to Conventions drawn up by PIAMS with single Institutions.
The Institute grants following academic degrees:

  1. Baccalaureate: is conferred at the end of cycle of study 1, which lasts a minimum of 3 years.
  2. Licentiate is conferred at the end of cycle of study 2, which lasts a minimum of 2 years.
  3. Doctorate is conferred at the end of cycle of study 3, which lasts appropriately (usually 3 years).

The Academic programme of the Institute is divided into four Academic curricula: