Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 9220
Degree Programme Class LM-14 - Modern philology
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Only few curricula provide multiple degree
Inter-University programme UNIVERSITÉ DE HAUTE-ALSACE , CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR , UNIVERSITÉ DE STRASBOURG , ARISTOTELEIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Type Course with one or more international curricula
Degree Programme Director Gino Ruozzi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the second cycle degree programme in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics requires possession of a first cycle degree or a bachelor degree awarded after three years of study, or a foreign qualification recognised as suitable.

Additionally, it requires possession of curricular requirements and to have passed an assessment test.

The following curricular requirements are needed:

1) Possession of a first cycle degree in the following classes:

- ex D.M. 270:

or L-1 Cultural heritage

or L-3 Visual arts, music, performing arts and fashion studies

or L-5 Philosophy

or L-6 Geography

or L-10 Humanities

or L-11 Modern languages and civilisations

or L-12 Modern languages and civilisations

or L-19 Education and training

or L-20 Communication

or L-36 Political science and international relations

or L-37 Peace studies

or L-42History

or L-43 Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage

- Or possession of a first cycle degree under the Previous system awarded after five years of study and recognised as suitable by the Degree Programme Board.

2) In addition to the above mentioned degrees, acquisition of at least 50 CFU credits in the following subject groups is required:

- L-LIN

- L-FIL-LET

- M-FIL/05

- L-ART/02

- L-ART/03

- L-ART/04

- L-ART/05

- L-ART/06

- M-STO/02

- M-STO/04

- SPS/07

- SPS/08

Of which at least 18 in the following sectors:

- L-FIL-LET/10

- L-FIL-LET/11

- L-LIN/01

- M-STO/04

Assessment test

Admission to the degree programme requires candidates to pass an assessment test that will be held according to the methods defined in the “Admission Methods” point.

Additionally, the test will also assess candidates' language skills (at least level B1) in a European language (French, English, Spanish, German).

Programme profile

The degree programme is structured in a unified manner, in order to allow students to consolidate and expand their knowledge and skills in the subject fields, improving their philology, linguistic, historical-literary and artistic skills, which define their specific programme. The degree programme aims to offer extensive knowledge and adequate tools to form professional experts in Italian, English and French culture, language and literature, able to combine the solid knowledge provided by their subject field (LM-14) with new knowledge, in constant dialogue with other disciplines and with the use of new technologies. The programme objective is to successfully intertwine Italian literary tradition with the European and Extra-European traditions and provide theoretical, critical and methodological competencies aimed to form professionals able to operate in national and international cultural environments.

Graduates will have the required critical thinking disposition to analyse historical-literary events, texts and documents; will have strong writing and oral communication skills; will be able to produce and manage professional oral and written text, in both traditional and digital format; will have the ability to operate individually and as part of a team in different cultural and business environments, within the public and private sector.

Graduates may expand the knowledge acquired in the subject field of the LM-14 programme, by choosing specific curricula that focus on specific skills required by professional profiles that operate in a dynamic society, in which traditional roles need to be redesigned in light of new competencies and new professional figures are being shaped. The teaching activities offered in the different curricula aim to provide competencies related to library, artistic and documentary heritage, considered as assets of incredible civil, social and economic value, worth knowing, preserving and promoting with the adequate knowledge and competence. Thanks to specific teaching activities offered by different curricula, second cycle degree graduates in Italian Studies, European Literary Cultures, Linguistics will acquire adequate transversal competencies to operate in private and public companies in the paper-based and digital publishing sector, an increasingly complex environment due to the adoption of continuously evolving media and technology practices; they will also be able to work in the Cultural Heritage and Art sector and master the processes applied in all the different sectors of the creative industry (libraries, museums, temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, auctions, live art, cultural events); the curricula also include teaching activities designed to acquire competencies and operational skills in industrial and information technology processes of culture and communication, in environments involved in the creation and analysis of cultural phenomena.

The teaching strategy of the programme must therefore adopt different solutions: lectures, seminars, internships and teaching activities in Italy and abroad, able to effectively develop specific cultural, editorial and library competencies, spendable in Italian, European and extra-European multicultural contexts.

Graduates with sufficient credits in appropriate subject groups, will be able to take entrance exams to training programmes to teach, in accordance with the applicable legislation. These curricula include activities designed to provide competencies relevant to teaching and learning processes.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master courses of second degree.

Career opportunities

Cultural Officer

role in a work context:

Cultural Officers acquire, assess and guarantee the preservation of artefacts of social, historical, cultural and artistic significance, including through promotional activities.

Cultural Officer professional profile:

- involved in the organisation of institutions and cultural activities (events, museums, exhibitions) and curates their promotion;

- elaborates and coordinates linguistic-cultural projects, activities and research as part of language and integration policies, including on a European and international level.

To obtain more autonomy, higher levels of responsibility in their jobs and learn to master the methods and instruments that support their activity, graduates can be asked to acquire additional competencies by taking post-degree vocational courses, first or second level M.A. courses and internships.

competencies associated with the role:

- specific knowledge, abilities and skills in social and humanities areas;

- ability to select and promote high-level cultural activities, including those relating to the specific social and cultural context in which they operate;

- transversal competencies involving communication and relationship skills and organisational, management and planning skills, according to the level of autonomy and responsibility, the organisation and working methods adopted and the main interlocutors (colleagues, other professionals and clients/users);

- ability to operate in international contexts and understand the multicultural aspects of European and extra-European cultures.

career opportunities:

Bodies, companies, public and private institutions and third sector organisations (including Foundations) that conserve, valorise and promote cultural, artistic, literary and linguistic heritage, organise public events and cultural activities.

Graduates with sufficient credits in appropriate subject groups, will be able to take entrance exams to training programmes to teach, in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Editor

Role in a work context:

Editors apply their linguistic, literary and cultural knowledge to create and review text before it is published (paper, audio-visual, multimedia).

Editor professional profile:

- carries out a number of activities in the publishing world (both paper-based and online);

- writes informative and advertising texts on goods and services, which are printed or broadcasted on the radio, television or via other communication media;

- writes professionally for the journalism, publishing and advertising sector;

- offers consulting services for the creation of manuals, guides, technical appendixes, promotional sheets, informative text, instruction booklets for consumer goods, artisanal, industrial and commercial machines, products and equipment.

To obtain more autonomy, higher levels of responsibility in their jobs and learn to master the methods and instruments that support their activities, graduates can be asked to acquire additional competencies by taking post-degree vocational courses, first or second level M.A. courses and internships.

competencies associated with the role:

- specific knowledge, abilities and skills in social and humanities areas;

- special communication abilities and learning skills in one or more professional sectors;

- self-learning and continuous professional updating abilities;

- transversal competencies involving relationship, management and planning skills, according to the level of autonomy and responsibility, the organisation and working methods adopted and the main interlocutors (colleagues, other professionals and clients/users).

career opportunities:

- Companies in the publishing, journalism, advertising and professional writing, editorial and journalistic sectors, in Italy and abroad, including online/web publishing.

Graduates with sufficient credits in appropriate subject groups, will be able to take entrance exams to training programmes to teach, in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Lexicographer

role in a work context:

Lexicographers conduct research and studies on grammar and terminology and analyse the interaction between language and ITC.

Lexicographer professional profile:

- coordinates projects and activities in the lexicography and grammar study sector;

- collaborates in the writing of dictionaries and lexicography works, vocabularies and linguistic manuals, carrying out specialist studies and researches, compiling entries and headwords;

- operates in the linguistic-information technology sector, with particular reference to the processing, elaboration and communication of empiric data.

To obtain more autonomy, higher levels of responsibility in their jobs and learn to master the methods and instruments that support their activities, graduates can be asked to acquire additional competencies through internships.

competencies associated with the role:

- specific knowledge, abilities and skills in linguistic, social and humanities areas;

- specialization and learning skills in one or more professional sectors;

- adequate transversal competencies involving communication and relationship skills, organisational, management planning skills, according to the level of autonomy and responsibility, the organisation and working methods adopted and the main interlocutors (colleagues, other professionals and clients/users).

career opportunities:

- executive employee and self-employed professional/consultant for public, private and third sector companies who produce dictionaries, manuals, electronic resources in the traditional and online publishing sector;

- companies specialised in automated language processing.

Graduates with sufficient credits in appropriate subject groups, will be able to take entrance exams to training programmes to teach, in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Writer/Essayist

role in a work context:

Writers/Essayists conceive, write and offer the public professional creative and argumentative work.

Writer/Essayist professional profile:

- produces content as an independent writer for paper-based, on-line and any other media publishing sector;

- writes original content for traditional and on-line publishing companies, in Italy and abroad, targeting general or specific audiences (for example, first and second level primary and secondary school teachers and students; university lecturers and students; users and experts in various cultural fields; international communicators and mediators).

To obtain more autonomy, higher levels of responsibility in their jobs and learn to master the methods and instruments that support their activities, graduates can be asked to acquire additional competencies through post-degree vocational courses.

competencies associated with the role:

- knowledge of the needs of the world of culture in all its different articulations, in Italy and abroad;

- ability to write in a clear, precise and persuasive manner, and communicate with professionalism and originality;

- ability to formulate simple and complex text, from newspaper articles to short essays, books and multi-volume works.

career opportunities:

As self-employed professionals, Writers/Essayists offer their work to publishing companies, companies in the editorial sector, newspapers and magazines, institutions and bodies who need to communicate with the public via paper-based, audio-visual, television, electronic and multimedia content and other means of communication.

Graduates with sufficient credits in appropriate subject groups, will be able to take entrance exams to training programmes to teach, in accordance with the applicable legislation.