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MALanguage Sciences - Language Sciences Curriculum: Language Sciences Path

Tuition fee €2,300 per year

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Application fee €30 one-time

This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of two programmes of study.

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NEWS! A webinar showcasing this programme and involving a professor and a current student took place as part of Ca’ Foscari’s 2023 INTERNATIONAL OPEN DAYS.




This Language Sciences programme offers you an advanced command of one of a range of foreign languages, including Albanian, Czech, English, French, German, Italian Sign Language (LIS, including tactile sign language), modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Swedish.

Depending on the curriculum you choose, you focus on a different area of study by applying an in depth comparative approach: themes and teaching tools for teaching Italian to foreigners and foreign languages to Italians; advanced research tools for the analysis of language disorders and linguistic acquisition in case of deafness and bilingualism; the formal analysis of language; new technologies for the study of languages and linguistics; and culture and literature in the different phases of their development and the historical diachronic evolution of your focal language.

The modules are taught in multiple languages, including your chosen language of specialisation and English. You can also strengthen your expertise in specific areas of language studies, such as the teaching of foreign languages and Italian as a foreign language, the psychology of development and learning applied to language, computer science and information processing systems in language processing, linguistic analysis of speech and deafness disorders, the most advanced linguistic theories and the study of competence and processing in typical and atypical situations (eye tracking).

Explore this programme’s study plan (Study > Study plan > Enrolled in the 2023/2024 academic year)

Students enrolled in this programme have the opportunity to obtain an international double degree with multiple universities. Learn more about this opportunity on the university website at the section Presentation > Summary

Programme structure

This programme includes the following components:

  • course work
  • curricular internship
  • final thesis

You can apply to carry out one of the double degrees outlined above, which would involve spending one of your two years of study at a partner university. Alternatively, you can request to spend one or two semesters abroad through Ca’ Foscari’s exchange programmes.

Your curricular internship can be carried out either in Italy or abroad.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to launch a career in linguistic education, international cooperation and international institutions and public services related to cross-cultural communication.

Some of the career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Linguist or philologist
  • Language teacher
  • Media researcher
  • Consultant for multimedia publishing and communication
  • Italian Sign Language expert
  • Researcher

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