Masters in Linguistics

The Master’s degree programme in Linguistics at the University of Verona provides students with advanced knowledge of linguistics, in both its theoretical and applied aspects. This programme, entirely taught in English and other languages depending on the modules chosen by the students (French, Spanish, German, Russian and Italian) is a comprehensive international programme, with a specific focus on the European context.

The programme is enhanced through international lectures and modules held by guest lecturers and professors as part of an interdepartmental initiative with a strong interdisciplinary approach.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will have gained a wide range of skills for the continuation of their studies, such as undertaking a PhD, and will be eligible to apply for professional masters (‘master di II livello’). Graduates will have also gained the necessary language teaching skills to apply for competitions in order to teach Italian as a second language (Competition Class A23).

Graduates will be also able to analyse theories and methods of investigation for the scientific study of language in all its manifestations (Italian, European, and ancient languages), as well as the study of language acquisition, and language development problems with a practical approach. Moreover, the programme includes the study of language sciences, a wide range of philological and literary disciplines, and psychological, philosophical and statistical-computational disciplines. In addition to lectures, seminars and experimental linguistics laboratories will be also offered in the course of the programme.

This postgraduate programme aims to train graduates with a high level of knowledge of the theories, methodologies and techniques of language investigation, who are able to apply these in various areas of work for research, teaching and counselling in the analysis of written and/or spoken materials. Career opportunities for graduates in linguistics, also in the international context, concern linguistic counselling in several areas, from the drafting and editing of texts to international cooperation activities, from the linguistic integration of immigrants to the management of plurilingualism, and the design and assessment of IT tools for the processing of linguistic corpora and verbal communication.

Further information about this programme can be found here:
https://sites.google.com/view/mastersinlinguisticsunivr/home

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course type: Master's degree programme in Linguistics (code: LM-39)
  • Controlling body: Collegio Didattico di Linguistica
  • Information: Collegio Didattico Secretary's Office
  • Type: Postgraduate Master's degree programme
  • Studying Support: Operational unit Didattica Studenti Area Lettere, Arti e Servizio Sociale
  • Address: VERONA
  • Reference Department: Cultures and Civilisations
  • Other Departments: Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Broad area: Humanities
  • Narrow area: Arts and Social Sciences

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-EU STUDENTS - PLEASE NOTE:

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

For the academic year 2019/2020, 17 scholarships will be awarded to top candidates from non-Eu countries. Please read carefully the “Call for applications” for further information. Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019, 12.00 pm, noon (Italian time, GMT+1). Need help? Contact us at admissions@ateneo.univr.it

You can find the Call for applications and further information at the following link: https://www.univr.it/en/our-services/news/-/avviso-servizio/1789

Programme description

The Department of Philology, Literature, and Linguistics at the University of Verona offers a two-year (120 ECTS) Master's degree programme (Laurea Magistrale) in Linguistics. This programme is characterised by a strong international flavour. Most of its mandatory modules are taught in English, and its optional courses dealing with different languages are taught in their respective languages.

The Master's degree programme covers such fields as linguistic theory, historical linguistics, history of linguistics, and theories of language learning. With regard to language-specificity, the program allows a choice (a) among English, German, French, and Spanish for courses dealing with general linguistics, and (b) among Germanic, Romance and Italian philology for philological studies.

The programme trains students in theoretical and applied linguistics through coursework, participation in seminars, and supervised research within a supportive environment. Activities are structured to stimulate the active and ongoing participation of students, also through a direct and personalised relationship with the teaching staff. Classes will be taught both by regular Verona staff and by international guests.

The programme in Linguistics aims to prepare graduates capable of making the most of metalinguistic analysis in teaching, in research, and in various applications concerning socially relevant linguistic issues such as language pathologies, linguistic integration of immigrants, and analytical assessment of linguistic documents.

Target students should have an Italian Laurea Triennale or an equivalent foreign degree (BA), with some basic training in linguistics. See section “How to apply” for details.

How to apply

The programme targets students having a three-year University Degree (Bachelor) in the Humanities (mainly in the area of Language and Philological Sciences and Foreign Languages and Literatures), or in any area requiring a basic training in linguistic disciplines. General requirements are the knowledge of English at European “B2” level, and a minimum of 60 CFU/ECTS (or equivalent) in the fields of "language and philological sciences", 6 of which must be in Linguistics (Italian field of study L-LIN/01).

Admission to the Master's is a two-stage process:

  • a pre-enrollment step where the CV of the candidate is assessed by the Academic Staff
  • an enrollment step where the candidate has to obtain some documents needed to enter the country and to register as a student of the University of Verona. Candidates can be divided into three categories, each with its own deadline and slightly different procedures:

Applications of non-EU citizens living abroad

The admission procedure for non-EU citizens is a two-step process:

Step 1: Pre-enrolment

Prospective students interested in the Master's degree programme in Linguistics must provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: certificate of exams with programmes of the courses/modules and grades achieved, issued by the foreign academic authority. No validation is required. No translation is needed if in the following languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian
  • Statement of Purpose: a short text in English (max. 2 pages) motivating the applicant's interest in the programme

The application has to be sent to the Programme's Chairman by e-mail.

Due to Embassy deadlines for the issue of visas, candidates are strongly advised to apply as soon as possible.

Step 2: Enrolment

Once the pre-enrolment application is accepted, for further information please refer to the International page at the website of the University of Verona or directly contact the International Student Office.

Basically, the prospective student will need to visit as soon as possible the nearest Italian Embassy/Consulate to get the following documents:

  • Declaration of Value ("Dichiarazione di Valore in loco"), issued on condition that the applicant has at least 12 years of pre-university education and holds a university degree requiring at least 3 years of attendance.
  • A certificate issued by the foreign University, with Apostille stamp or translated and validated by the Italian Embassy/Consulate, with details of courses taken during the Bachelor and grades. This document must be in English or Italian.
  • A Study Visa: a temporary residence permit which is needed to be admitted to Italy.

The first two documents can be substituted with the Diploma Supplement to your Bachelor's Degree, provided the foreign University belongs to the European Higher Education Area.

Applications of non-EU citizens living in Italy

The admission procedure for non-EU citizens living in Italy on a regular permit is a two-step process:

Step 1: Pre-enrolment

Prospective students interested in the Masters Program in Linguistics must provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: certificate of exams with programmes of the courses/modules and grades achieved, issued by the foreign academic authority. No validation is required. No translation is needed if in the following languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian
  • Statement of Purpose: a short text in English (max. 2 pages) motivating the applicant's interest in the Programme

The application has to be sent to the Programme's Chairman by e-mail.

Step 2: Enrolment

Once the pre-enrolment application is accepted, for further information please refer to the International page at the website of the University of Verona or directly contact the International Student Office.

Basically, we will need the Diploma Supplement to your Bachelor's Degree, provided the foreign University belongs to the European Higher Education Area.

In all other cases we will require the following documents:

  • Declaration of Value ("Dichiarazione di Valore in loco"), issued on condition that the applicant has at least 12 years of pre-university education and holds a university degree requiring at least 3 years of attendance.
  • A certificate issued by the foreign University, with Apostille stamp or translated and validated by the Italian Embassy/Consulate, with details of courses taken during the Bachelor and grades. This document must be in English or Italian.

Applications of EU citizens

Italian citizens (or EU citizens holding an Italian Laurea Triennale) have to refer to the main University website. For other EU citizens, the enrolment is a two-stage process.

Step 1: Pre-enrolment.

Prospective students interested in the Master's degree programme in Linguistics must provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: Diploma Supplement or certificate of exams with programmes of the courses/modules and grades achieved, issued by the foreign academic authority.
  • Statement of Purpose: a short text (max. 2 pages) motivating the applicant's interest in the Programme

The application has to be sent to the Programme's Chairman by e-mail.

Step 2: Enrolment

Once the pre-enrolment application is accepted, for further information please refer to the International page at the website of the University of Verona or directly contact the International Student Office.

Basically, we will need the Diploma Supplement to your Bachelor's Degree, provided the foreign University belongs to the European Higher Education Area.

In all other cases we will require the following documents:

  • Declaration of Value ("Dichiarazione di Valore in loco"), issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate on condition that the applicant has at least 12 years of pre-university education and holds a university degree requiring at least 3 years of attendance.
  • A certificate of your studies issued by the foreign University, with Apostille stamp or translated/validated by the Italian Embassy/Consulate, with details of courses/modules taken during the Bachelor's and grades. This document must be in English or Italian.

Tuition fees for Non-Eu Students

Under the University of Verona’s initiatives for internationalisation, non-Eu students can opt for a tuition fee of €1,000 per year – for the legal duration of their degree programme, without needing to submit any documentation proving their financial situation. Students who choose this option:

  • must have been admitted to their chosen degree programme through a qualification gained abroad;
  • must have residency (and their family too) in a non-EU country;
  • may still apply for a regional scholarship;
  • may not apply for a university fees reduction or exemption.
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