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European, American and Postcolonial language and literature

Ca' Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Cultural Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 2 061 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Nov
to
Mar

Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 200

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 

September 2018

Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years

NOTICE: You can apply for this Degree Programme through mastersbooking.com only if you are an international student. Here follows the categories considered:

  • EU citizens and EU-equated citizens
  • Non-EU citizens with an Italian residency permit
  • Non-EU citizens residing in Italy with an Italian qualification
  • Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy
  • Italian citizens with a qualification obtained abroad

Italian citizens with Italian qualifications must follow a different procedure. For more info please visit: http://www.unive.it/pag/9791/.

This Master's Degree programme provides skills to advance you in the field of languages, literature, and culture in European and American postcolonial countries, and is divided into different curricula (American Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Iberian Studies, Slavic Studies and Balkan studies).

During your studies, you will develop advanced skills in the history of literary language and the culture of the studied civilisations. You will acquire a strong competence in one of the languages studied.

Internationality is a distinctive trait of the course thanks to collaborations with foreign universities that allow you to obtain joint degrees or double diplomas.

At the end of your degree you will be able to choose to pursue studies in the field of research, to take on a role of responsibility in the field of national and international entrepreneurship in public and private institutions. You will also be able to participate in selecting what is taught in foreign languages, civilisation and literature in every year group of public schools.

This Master's degree programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities.

Languages available:
Albanian, Anglo-American, Czech, English, French, German, modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romenian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish.

Curricula available

  • Literatures and Cultures. The sub-curricula available are:
    • American Studies;
    • English Studies;
    • French Studies;
    • German Studies;
    • Iberian Studies;
    • Slavic and Balkan Studies.
  • English and American Literary and Cultural Studies. The sub-curricula available are:
    • Literary Studies;
    • Cultural Studies (Joint degree).
  • Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos (Double degree).
  • Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones (Double degree).

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.    
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

 

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Second-cycle graduates, thanks to the skills acquired and their possession of critical knowledge giving them independent judgment in carrying out their activities, will be able to pursue their studies in the research field and to hold leading positions in national and international businesses and within public and private institutions and organisations.

 

Entry requirements

Entry qualification : Bachelor diploma (or higher)

For Academic year 2018/19, admission onto the Master's Degree programme in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature requires:

  • an adequate personal preparation, verified through the possession of a minimum degree grade
  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
  • understanding of English language at level B2: the list of certifications and cases of exemption are available on the dedicated web page. Each knowledge will be verified by the office at the moment of enrolment.

 

Admission criteria: 

Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the pre-evaluation procedure.
For students holding qualifications gained abroad: a minimum three-year degree is required.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You will need official translations along with verified copies of the original documents.

The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalised or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy.

You do not need to legalise the documents if:

  • the qualification has been awarded by one of the signatory Countries of the European Convention of Brussels of 25 May, 1987 - Law 106/1990 (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy);
  • the qualification has been awarded by a German institution, following the Italo-German Convention on the exemption from legalization of public documents - Law 176/1973.

You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Admission to an open access Master's Degree course does not involve a selection process. However, you are required to have an adequate personal preparation and hold specific requisites. In this case, the Teaching Committee of reference will carry out an assessment.
 

Language requirements:

Italian
B2 level is required.
As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CERT.IT
  • CILS
  • PLIDA

Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.

English
B2 level is required.    
As proof of English language level we accept the following international exams:

  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT 87-109

 

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 2061€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.