Language, Society and Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The M.A. in Language, Society and Communication at 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 M.A. in Language, Society and Communication at the University of Bologna 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.

Career opportunities include:

  • Language And Cultural Expert For International Relations
  • Editor And Sub-Editor in multiple languages

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • 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
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Other application deadlines:
    • 23/08
    • 29/09 (only for EU students)
    • 10/11 (only for EU students)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Students holding an Italian Degree must:

  • have obtained an Undergraduate Degree (Laurea) – or other suitable qualification obtained abroad – with a final grade equal to or higher than 100/110
Students holding a Foreign Undergraduate Degree which does not provide a final grade or whose final grade cannot be converted into a grade out of 110 must:
  • send all documents attesting their previous career for a preliminary evaluation
  • demonstrate their knowledge of the English Language, which, in accordance with the MA Degree Programme Regulations, cannot be lower than B2 of the CEFR

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2574 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2574 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2574 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2574 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bologna

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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