Masters in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures


Program Description


The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a high level of academic education - primarily from a comparative perspective - in the languages and literatures of French, English, Russian, Spanish and German. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to focus on the extra-European variants of these languages and cultures (in the Euro-Mediterranean, Euro-American, and postcolonial areas). The programme is therefore meant to be open to the world, offering an international perspective on education, research, and cultural entrepreneurship.

In this view, starting from the academic year 2017/2018 the programme has considerably enhanced its international profile by providing all teaching in English, except for the specific language and literary modules taught in the relevant languages. Given its international nature, this programme is particularly suitable for non-Italian speaking students. In addition to specific foreign languages and literatures modules, this programme also focuses on various humanistic areas, such as philology, linguistics, literature, and comparative studies.

Through a recently established agreement between the University of Verona and University A Coruña (Spain), starting from the 2017-2018 academic year the degree offers a joint programme for the conferral of a double degree based especially on foreign language and literature studies. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a degree certificate valid in Italy and Spain.

The degree programme allows students to specialise in one foreign language and its respective body of literature, as well as to improve their advanced knowledge in a second foreign language and corresponding body of literature. In addition to these core modules, all of which are taught in the relevant foreign language, the programme includes other humanities subjects such as philology, linguistics and comparative studies.

Students will acquire knowledge by means of interdisciplinary approaches with historical and translinguistic perspectives. They will become proficient in two foreign languages in terms of both linguistic ability and critical awareness of intertextual and intercultural contexts. The programme provides a solid foundation for high-level professional opportunities or further academic study such as undertaking a PhD.


  • Type: Postgraduate and Master's degree programmes
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Category: LM-37 - Master’s degrees in Modern European and American Languages and Literatures
  • Controlling body: Teaching Committee for Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Site: VERONA
  • Reference Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Other Departments: Culture and Civilisations
  • Macro area: Humanities
  • Disciplinary area: Foreign Languages and Literatures


Call for applications for pre-admission to International Master’s degree programmes at the University of Verona, for non-Eu students holding a foreign academic degree and living outside the European Union.

For the academic year 2020/2021, 16 scholarships will be awarded to top candidates from non-Eu countries. Please read carefully the “Call for applications” for further information. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2020, 12.00 pm, noon (Italian time, GMT+1). Need help? Contact us at

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The University of Verona offers a range of scholarships to reward excellent students and/or to help those from lower income families. Scholarships are intended to cover part of the Student’s living expenses for each year of study.

  • Scholarships funded by the University of Verona – International Master’s degrees a.y. 2020/2021
  • Tuition fees for non-EU students.
  • Tuition fees, taxes, reductions, benefits based on merit, and tax exemptions – Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Regulations on student fees

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  • Scholarships funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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