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Language, Society and Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The M.A. in Language, Society and Communication at the University of Bologna produces graduates with superior knowledge of at least two European and international communication languages (in addition to Italian). This international programme uses English as its lingua franca for non-linguistic course units, hence all students shall possess an excellent command of the English language.


The great practical competency - both written and oral - goes with a deep Language knowledge that allows students to know and interpret the sociolinguistic codes involved in an intercultural communicative situation. Students are also provided with specific knowledge in the fields of linguistics, philology and intercultural communication, as well as in the production of written and oral texts belonging to different genres. 

To this extent the learning activities - besides linguistic disciplines - face the main cultural, historical and social issues and aim at developing a great knowledge of economical and juridical disciplines. 

The main specific learning outcomes are: the acquisition of a deep competency of theoretical and practical instruments to decode and produce specialized texts - both written and oral - which can be used in international communication, as well as their implementation at the Information Technology level.

Career opportunities:

The M.A. in Language, Society and Communication at the University of Bologna prepares students to become: 

  • Language and Cultural Expert for International Relations 
  • Editor and Sub-Editor of texts in different languages

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English For Specific Purposes
  • English Linguistics
  • French Linguistics
  • German Linguistics
  • History Of The English Language
  • History Of The Russian Language
  • History Of The Spanish Language
  • Mediation - English
  • Mediation - French
  • Mediation - German
  • Mediation - Spanish
  • Translation - English
  • Translation - French
  • Translation - German
  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Humanitarian Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Students holding an Italian Degree must:

  • have obtained an Undergraduate Degree (Laurea) or other suitable qualification obtained abroad with a final grade equal to or higher than 102/110
Students holding a Foreign Undergraduate Degree which does not provide a final grade or whose final grade cannot be converted into a grade out of 110 must:
  • send all documents attesting their previous career for a preliminary evaluation
  • demonstrate their knowledge of the English Language, which, in accordance with the MA Degree Programme Regulations, cannot be lower than B2 of the CEFR

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2731 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2731 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2731 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2731 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

Living costs for Bologna

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Bologna and the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education (ER.GO) offer a range of special subsidies with regard to the right to higher education, including scholarships, accommodation, luncheon vouchers and tuition fee exemption, and intervene with special calls for applications in favour of students in economic difficulty. 

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