Language, Society and Communication, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    2731
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The 2nd cycle degree Language, Society and Communication programme from the University of Bologna produces graduates with superior knowledge of at least two European and international communication languages (in addition to Italian). This international programme uses English as its lingua franca for non-linguistic course units, hence all students shall possess an excellent command of the English language.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The 2nd cycle degree Language, Society and Communication programme from the University of Bologna produces graduates with superior knowledge of at least two European and international communication languages (in addition to Italian). This international programme uses English as its lingua franca for non-linguistic course units, hence all students shall possess an excellent command of the English language.

The great practical competency – both written and oral – goes with a deep Language knowledge that allows students to know and interpret the sociolinguistic codes involved in an intercultural communicative situation. Students are also provided with specific knowledge in the fields of linguistics, philology and intercultural communication, as well as in the production of written and oral texts belonging to different genres. The Study Programme prepares students to become: 1) Language and Cultural Expert for International Relations and 2) Editor and Sub-Editor of texts in different languages. To this extent the learning activities – besides linguistic disciplines – face the main cultural, historical and social issues and aim at developing a great knowledge of economical and juridical disciplines. The main specific learning outcomes are: the acquisition of a deep competency of theoretical and practical instruments to decode and produce specialized texts – both written and oral – which can be used in international communication, as well as their implementation at the Information Technology level.

Programme Structure

First Year
  • English For Specific Purposes
  • English Linguistics
  • French Linguistics
  • German Linguistics
  • History Of The English Language
  • History Of The Russian Language
  • History Of The Spanish Language
  • Mediation - English
  • Mediation - French
  • Mediation - German
  • Mediation - Spanish
  • Russian Linguistics
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Translation - English
  • Translation - French
  • Translation - German
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Italian Morphology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Historical, Geographical And Economic Disciplines

  • Cultural Economics
  • Geography Of Languages

Informatics

  • Information Technology Skills
  • Computer Studies And Human Sciences
Second Year
  • English For Specific Purposes
  • English Linguistics
  • French For Specific Purposes
  • French Linguistics
  • German For Specific Purposes
  • German Linguistics
  • History Of The English Language
  • History Of The French Language
  • History Of The German Language
  • History Of The Russian Language
  • History Of The Spanish Language
  • Mediation - English
  • Mediation - French
  • Mediation - German
  • Mediation - Russian
  • Mediation - Spanish
  • Russian For Specific Purposes
  • Russian For Specific Purposes
  • Russian Linguistics
  • Spanish For Specific Purposes
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Translation - English
  • Translation - French
  • Translation - German
  • Translation - Russian
  • Translation - Spanish

Supplementary Disciplines

  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Economics, Society And Institutions In The Modern Age
  • Geography Of Languages
  • History Of Mentality And Cultural Changes In The Contemporary Age
  • Management And Human Resources Management
  • Management Of Cultural Events
  • Public Services Management
  • Sociology Of Cultural And Communication Processes
  • Sociology Of Migrations

Elective Disciplines:

  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Cultural Economics
  • Economics Of Development
  • Economics, Society And Institutions In The Modern Age
  • English For Specific Purposes
  • English Linguistics
  • French For Specific Purposes
  • French Linguistics
  • Geography Of Languages
  • German For Specific Purposes
  • German Linguistics
  • History Of Mentality And Cultural Changes In The Contemporary Age
  • History Of The English Language
  • History Of The French Language
  • History Of The German Language
  • History Of The Russian Language
  • History Of The Spanish Language
  • Management And Human Resources Management
  • Management Of Cultural Events
  • Mediation - English
  • Mediation - French
  • Mediation - German
  • Mediation - Russian
  • Mediation - Spanish
  • Russian For Specific Purposes
  • Russian Linguistics
  • Sociology Of Cultural And Communication Processes
  • Sociology Of Migrations
  • Spanish For Specific Purposes
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Translation - English
  • Translation - French
  • Translation - German
  • Translation - Russian
  • Translation - Spanish
  • Final Examination

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check Your Qualification
  • Enter your qualifications and directly see if a programme fits your profile

Test Scores

Candidates wishing to follow the Master's degree programme in “Language, Society and Communication” must be graduates holding a three-year university diploma or degree, ‘Laurea' (former Ministerial Decree 509/99 and former Ministerial Decree 270/04), or the former four-year university degree, or hold another equivalent educational qualification issued abroad.

The following requirements must also be fulfilled in order to qualify for access to the Master's degree programme:

Candidates must have gained at least 48 university course credits overall during their first degree in the two modern languages they wish to take at Master level (24 credits in the first foreign language + 24 credits in the second language), in other words in two of the following scientific disciplinary sectors:

L-LIN/04 – French Language and Translation

L-LIN/06 – Spanish-American Language and Literature

L-LIN/07 – Spanish Language and Translation

L-LIN/11 – English and American Language and Literature

L-LIN/12 – English Language and Translation

L-LIN/14 – German Language and Translation

L-LIN/21 – Slavic studies

Students holding a Foreign Degree which does not consist of a final grade or for which it is not possible to convert the grade or assessment into a grade out of 110, the admission to the Master's degree programme will be subject to a preliminary analysis of his/her career by a Commission which will assess that the candidate fulfills the requirements and will admit him/her to the test of individual competence, as described below.

Students must also show an adequate knowledge of the English language certified at level not lower than B2 of the CommonEuropean Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

2. Test of individual competence

Candidates' Individual Competence will be tested through personal interviews: it will affect each and every student who wishes to enroll in the Master's Degree.

The Study Course Board will appoint a specific Commission which will assess the candidates' knowledge and competences, through individual interviews (also on a long-distance). It will then express a pass judgement which will enable the candidate to enroll.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2731 International

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Testimonial Registration Module

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.