Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world.

final test characteristics

The final exam consists of the discussion of a written paper, through which it is possible to ascertain the skills acquired. The graduate student will develop their own 'Master thesis' under the guidance of a supervisor and will have to prove to be able to use with full mastery of the relevant scientific literature, both in Italian and in foreign languages.

The thesis must have the characteristics of an original research work.

Skills required for access

To enter the Master of Science in Philology and classical and modern literature is subject to the possession of an undergraduate title.

The student will have sufficient mastery of basic linguistic analysis methods, historical, literary; It must have a clear chronological framework of the development of the main classical literature (for access to degree LM-15 also of Greek) and Italian literature; He must have a good knowledge of the Latin language (for access to degree LM-15 also of Greek) and its grammatical structures, including through a direct approach to literary texts; You must have acquired basic notions of general linguistics and Italian language; You will have to learn a European language other than Italian, and orient the use of the main computer tools.

Students who intend to enter the Master degree program must have matured, upon enrollment, at least 60 credits (depending on the class and the educational path chosen) from the following scientific areas: L-LIN / 10 ; L-LIN / 12; L-LIN / 01; L-LIN / 02; L-LIN / 04; L-LIN / 09; M-GGR / 01; L-ANT / 02; L-ANT / 03; M-STO / 01; M-STO / 02; M-STO / 04.

The Regulations further specify the necessary curricular requirements, defining in detail the scientific areas in which - depending on the class and the educational path chosen - will need to have acquired CFU.

E 'will be a test of access that checks incoming student knowledge.

Title conferred

Degree in Philology and Literature Classical and Modern

Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation


Applying knowledge and understanding

General Area
Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must have developed a good literary sensibility and possess secure capacity for analysis and interpretation in the areas relating to complex systems that characterize the world of culture and information and communication society.

It must therefore be able, through the proper use of the most current bibliographic tools, to process and reinterpret the legacy of philological knowledge, literary and linguistic skills acquired, extending them also to external contexts to their specific field of study.

Knowledge and understanding

General Area
Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must have acquired a good methodology in the field of historical linguistics and philology and literary research. Must be able to read in their original language literary texts and place them in their cultural, historical and social, recognizing the possible intertextual relations between classical authors and authors of the medieval and modern literature. Must be aware of the problematic aspects related to the understanding and translation of texts belonging to complex cultures like the Greek and Roman ones, and in the case of modern and contemporary literatures, must always be able to understand the relationship between language and culture and the correlation between the formation of languages ​​and geographical, historical and social.

Learning ability

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must be sufficiently developed conceptualization skills, and be able to conduct their own research in the field flologico, history, languages ​​and literature, properly applying their methodologies and using the latest investigative tools .

It must also be in a position to successfully continue to the higher levels of university education (third cycle).

Making judgments

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must have developed thinking and critical skills and analytical rigor and possess an excellent command of acquired knowledge and methods of investigation pertaining to them, which is indispensable to access to research, both as individual experience both within the working groups.

It must have also learned to assess the reality on a proper multicultural dimension, and developed a personal feeling to be applied also with regard to social problems that characterize the contemporary world.

communication skills

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must be able to transmit, with special exhibition skills and good ability to synthesize the foreground.

It must be able to process texts, oral or written, aimed at high-level disclosure. They must also already able to expose scientific knowledge, modulating them according to a structured communication path that has enough teaching effectiveness.

Description specific educational goals

The Master of Science in Philology and classical and modern literature aims to acquire, engaging in interdisciplinary classical antiquity and the modern world, a preparation designed to develop such a method of analysis and critical reading of texts and languages ​​of the ancient, medieval and modern, as autonomous research skills, study and dissemination of knowledge in the field of philological and literary disciplines, with particular attention to the related language problems.

The training course is designed to ensure - also through a direct approach to the texts in the original language - the possession of a solid foundation of historical and literary knowledge and critical-theoretical processes and mechanisms of production, transmission and reception of the text literary and related linguistic phenomena, in a synchronic and diachronic perspective, up to the latest current affairs.

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature will have acquired a thorough preparation, depending on the branch chosen, in philological studies, linguistic and classical and medieval literature (with particular attention to the historical and cultural contexts of Greek and Latin, in broader scope of the ancient peoples of Europe and the Mediterranean basin), or those of modern literature and contemporary, with a view to subsequent application in research, teaching, and in areas relating to complex systems that characterize the world of culture and the information society.

The course provides for the possibility of a joint in different thematic tours (carefully, respectively, linguistic and philological, the LM15 class; those philological and literary, with the disciplines relating to language, literature and culture of Sardinia, in the class LM14), however, built with a view to a fruitful interaction of the methods and content of the study of the ancient world and the modern one, even with regard to detention processes, reuse and transformation of classical texts in the context of modern and contemporary Western culture.

The establishment of a wide common training base to all students enrolled in the interclass degree course is pursued through the implementation of all common disciplines to the legal systems of the two Master's Degrees, integrated with an appropriate choice of similar or integrative disciplines.

It is the necessary starting point for the necessary level of specialization, with ample training offer range, as well as the scientific quality of the teachers. The training course will take place through lectures, seminars, workshops, practical exercises and other initiatives promoted by the University. There will be periods spent abroad, especially in European exchange programs, as in the framework of inter-specific conventions.

Program taught in:
  • Italian

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