2 years

Starting Date


Tuition Fee

2,499 €


Scientific Campus in Mestre

About the programme

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

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

Programme structure

This programme’s two-year study plan helps you develop an advanced linguistic and cultural understanding of your chosen language as well as the ability to interact with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research groups by pairing course work with a curricular internship and a final thesis.

Curricula available

  • English Linguistics (double degree)
  • Language Sciences (taught in English or in Italian)

Languages available for this programme: Albanian, Czech, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese/Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, German, Swedish.

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