MALanguage Sciences - Language Sciences Curriculum: Language Sciences Path
|Study location||Italy, Venice|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Laurea Magistrale in Scienze del Linguaggio)|
|Tuition fee||€2,100 per year|
|Application fee||€10 one-time
This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.
Bachelor's diploma (or higher)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree is required.
Admission to this master’s degree programme is subject to your possession of specific minimum curricular requirements. A Teaching Committee will evaluate your undergraduate transcript of records to determine if you possess the necessary background knowledge to be admitted. Please check this programme’s minimum curricular requirements to find out if you could be a suitable candidate.
If the provided documentation is not enough for the Teaching committee to adequately verify whether you own the minimum curricular requirements for accessing into this programme, you might be asked to provide a C1 level certification in the language of specialisation, in order for them to correctly ascertain your personal preparation. If you do not hold one of the recognized certifications, you can be tested at our University Language Centre.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
If your documents are not in English or Italian, please upload the original documentation or a verified copy of it AS WELL AS a professional translation in English or Italian. You can obtain professional translations either in your country or in Italy, and they can be issued by professional translators, a local court of law or court interpreters.
A minimum B2-level knowledge of English is mandatory for enrolment.
Please note: Ca’ Foscari University does not conduct any test to assess your knowledge of English as part of the application procedure.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please note that the admission to this degree programme requires a successful evaluation by the teaching committee of the student’s minimum curricular requirements.
This Language Sciences programme offers you an advanced command of one of a range of foreign languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Czech, English, French, German, Italian Sign Language (LIS, including tactile sign language), modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.
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).
Double Degree available
During the 1st year of postgraduate studies students can apply for the double degree with:
Explore this programme’s study plan
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 the 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.
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:
• Linguist or philologist
• Language teacher
• Media researcher
• Consultant for multimedia publishing and communication
• Italian Sign Language expert