Masters in Linguistics


Program Description

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:

  • 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

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.


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

You can find the Call for applications and further information at the following link:


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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