Masters in Linguistics

University of Verona

Program Description

Masters in Linguistics

University of Verona

Masters in Linguistics

The Master's program in Linguistics aims to prepare graduates capable of making the most of metalinguistic analysis in teaching, in research and in its applications concerning socially relevant linguistic issues such as, for example, language pathologies, linguistic integration of immigrants, and analytical assessment of linguistic documents. These objectives will be achieved by way of: a) in-depth study of advanced and up-to-date linguistic theories and methodologies that are integrated with a general knowledge of epistemology and psychology, and b) the application of these theories to specific linguistic problems in Italy and other European countries. With this goal in mind, the postgraduate course guarantees the acquisition of at least one European language other than Italian at an upper-intermediate level.

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

Future students should carefully read the International page at the webpage of the University of Verona (video presentation of the university).

Course description

The Department of Philology, Literature, and Linguistics at the University of Verona offers a two year (120 ECTS) Masters program (Laurea Magistrale) in Linguistics. This program is characterized by a strong international flavor. Most of its mandatory courses are taught in English, and its optional courses dealing with different languages are taught in their respective languages.

The Master's program 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 program 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 personalized relationship with the teaching staff. Classes will be taught both by regular Verona staff and by international guests.

The Master's program 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 program 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-enrollment

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: certificate of exams with programs of the courses 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 Program

The application has to be sent to the Program'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: Enrollment

Once the pre-enrollment 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 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-enrollment

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: certificate of exams with programs of the courses 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 Program

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

Step 2: Enrollment

Once the pre-enrollment 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 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 enrollment is a two-stage process.

Step 1: Pre-enrollment.

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: Diploma Supplement or certificate of exams with programs of the courses 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 Program

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

Step 2: Enrollment

Once the pre-enrollment 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 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 taken during the Bachelor and grades. This document must be in English or Italian.

Tuition fees for Non-European Union citizens

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

  • must have been admitted to their chosen degree program 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.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,000 EUR
€1,000 per year
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Deadline
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Pre-admissions will be accepted until 4 June 2018.
Locations
Italy - Verona, Veneto
Start date : Oct. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
If you are a non-Eu student residing or living abroad you will have to apply for pre-enrollment at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your own Country by 24 July 2018.
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Start date : Oct. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
Pre-admissions will be accepted until 4 June 2018.
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Dates
Oct. 2019
Italy - Verona, Veneto
Application deadline Request Info
Pre-admissions will be accepted until 4 June 2018.
End date Request Info
Application deadline Request Info
If you are a non-Eu student residing or living abroad you will have to apply for pre-enrollment at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your own Country by 24 July 2018.
End date Request Info
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