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Language, Society and Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The M.A. in Language, Society and Communication at the University of Bologna prepares students to become future experts in international relations and/or in text-editing, fluent in two languages of international communication.

About

The Language, Society and Communication programme 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. The Study Programme prepares students to become: 

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

The Master's Degree prepares students to become:

  • Language and Cultural Experts in International Relations;
  • Multiple Language-Editor/Sub-Editor in the publishing sphere.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English for Specific Purposes 
  • French Linguistics 
  • German Linguistics 
  • History of the English Language 
  • Mediation - English 
  • Mediation - German 
  • Russian Linguistics 
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • English Linguistics 
  • History of the Russian Language 
  • History of the Spanish Language 
  • Mediation - French 
  • Mediation - Spanish 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    80

    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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General Requirements

To attend the 2nd cycle degree programme in Language, Society And Communication, candidates must have obtained a 1st Cycle Degree or Three-year University Diploma,or a Degree.

Tuition Fee

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.

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