M.Litt. European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Application deadline: July 31; Non EU May 31
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,883 / Year (EEA)
  • € 5,214 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
  • English
  • Italian
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities.

Languages available:

Albanian, Anglo-American, Czech, English, French, German, modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romenian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish.

Occupational profiles

Second-cycle graduates, thanks to the skills acquired and their possession of critical knowledge giving them independent judgment in carrying out their activities, will be able to pursue their studies in the research field and to hold leading positions in national and international businesses and within public and private institutions and organisations.


Attendance is open, but strongly recommended.

Examination assessment and graduation

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Specialist Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and Research Doctorates


Curricula available

English and American Literary and Cultural Studies

The sub-curricula available are:

  • Literary Studies
  • Cultural Studies (Joint degree)

Literatures and Cultures

The sub-curricula available are:

  • Anglo-American Studies
  • English Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Iberian Studies
  • Slavic and Balkan Studies

Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos (Double degree)

Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones (Double degree)

Level of qualification

Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004)

Joint Degree in European Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies
Double Degree in “Iberistica e Ibero-Americanistica” with Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Double Degree - Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones
Dual Degree with Universidad de Huelva (Spain)
Dual Degree with Universidad Federal Espirito Santo (Brasile)
Dual Degree with Universidad Sevilla (Spain)

Ministerial Degree Code

LM-37 (Modern American and European Languages and Literatures)


Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

  • Ca’ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075, 30123 Venice (Italy)
    Tel. +39 041 234 5711, Fax +39 041 234 5706
  • Palazzo Cosulich, Dorsoduro 1405, 30123 Venice (Italy)
    Tel. +39 041 234 7811, Fax +39 041 234 7822

For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office, e-mail didattica.dslcc@unive.it

Head of Studies

Prof. Andreina Lavagetto (teaching committee chair; e-mail: al5@unive.it)


To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements are available in the relevant webpage.

Places available

Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements; quotas (i.e. places reserved) for non-EU students residing abroad: 6 places, 1 of which reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme.

Special admission requirements are established for the curriculum in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies, to which students can be admitted only through a selection following an admission call.

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