More information about these universities you can find in: http://www.mruni.eu/lt/ (MRU) http://www.topuniversities.com/university/635/university-of-turin; http://www.portal.unito.it/index.htm (Turin university).
The Reform of the University system classes the Degree in Italy courses in to levels: Laurea (First Cycle Degree courses/Bachelor‘s Degree), Laurea Magistrale (Second Cycle Degree courses/Master‘s Degree) and PhD (Third Cycle Degree/Doctoral Studies) leasts three years (In MRU it leasts two years).
About Doctoral studies I won't be talking, about Master's degree just in short:
Second Cycle (Master‘s Degree) of psychology studies lasts two years: the entrance requirement is a "First Cycle Degree" or a qualification obtained abroad and recognized as corresponding. In UNITO (l'Universita di Torino) there are these second cycle degree courses:Psychology, Clinical and Community Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Mind Sciences. In MRU - Psychology of Law, Social Psychology and Business Psychology.
About Bachelor‘s degree I‘ll tell more, cause it‘s relevant for us now.
First cycle degree course in the Faculty of Psychology of Torino university is called - Psychological Sciences and Techniques. This Degree leasts just three years (lik e every Laurea degree there). It is designed to develop basic psychological competence and knowledge, integrating different disciplinary spheres in order to build up the foundations necessary for every professional evolution in different applications and fields. In UNITO website is written: „The Degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques will supply instruments consistent with a professional profile qualified to collaborate in psychological activities, principally in the services devised in dual, organizational and institutional contexts, as for projects aimed at promoting individual and social wellbeing and health.“
MRU Bachelor‘s degree cours called Psychology belongs to Fakulty of Social politics. It leasts fou r years. It should be the greatest different. It‘s a programme, that also gives students just comprehensive general coverage of the central topics of psychology. Courses provide students with the knowledge of research, theories, and their applications in psychology. The programme also gives an opportunity for some specialisation through the optional courses.
In both universities the Degree Course ends with a final exam consisting of a written dissertation, either as a bibliographic review or a data collection empirical project.
The length of all courses is measured in University Educational Credits. The three-years First Cycle Degree In Turin university is equivalent to 180 credits. The four-years degree in MRU – to 160 kredits. So there probably are given more credits for the same subject.
As I found out later, unfortunetaly I can‘t compare subjects in psychology program because, I have no idea why ,but on the website of UNITO (and automaticaly no where else) isn‘t study programes in english, and italian is still a mystery for me. So sorry for this lack of information but I hope it still may be useful. J