Communication and Society

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-20 - Scienze della comunicazione (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree

The degree programme in Communication and Society offers graduates a sufficient grounding in the main communication sectors and a sound mastery of the methodologies and techniques required to enter a number of professions in the communication sphere.

Students develop fundamental competences and specific skills in the communication media field, enabling them to undertake professional roles in the various spheres of the cultural industry (publishing, radio, television, the new media); in corporate communication; advertising and consumer affairs; communication and public relation occupations in private companies, public administration and private charitable organisations; editorial and journalistic activities, also in the audiovisual and new technologies sector.

They also acquire the skills required to engage in the production of texts in the cultural industry (scriptwriting for advertising, video, film). Graduates also possess a good command of two foreign languages (one of which must be English), in addition to a mastery of the Italian language.

The Communication and Society degree programme presents graduates with career opportunities in the numerous spheres of corporate, political and social communication, in public and private national and international organisations, the cultural industry, publishing, market research, firms, and the new economy.

Graduates can pursue roles as press officers, public relations officers, experts in business management, in publishing firms, distance learning, specific methodologies (surveys, databases, etc.), and in communication campaigns.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Access is subject to passing a test (TOLC-E, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ) which will give rise to a merit ranking.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: English language

To be able to sit the English language exam included in the study plan, students must have level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Double degree

Students with in-depth knowledge of foreign languages who wish to complete part of their university studies abroad may complete periods of study in various foreign universities, thereby obtaining an academic qualification from both their home university and the foreign one (Double Degree).

In particular, the degree course in Communication and Society has entered into an agreement with the American university John Cabot University in Rome which allows the acquisition of both the Italian degree and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication, valid internationally.

Students participating in this program will be selected according to the modalities indicated in the annual announcement.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English 9 60 English
Italian Language Workshop 3 20 Italian
Media Economics 9 60 Italian
Sociology and Culture 9 60 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Constitutional and Media Law 12 80 Italian
Psychology of Communication 9 60 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Contemporary History 6 40 Italian
Sociolinguistics 9 60 Italian
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Communications Culture 9 60 Italian
Research Methods in the Social Sciences 12 80 Italian
Social History of the Media 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Information Technology 6 40 Italian
IT Workshop 3 20 Italian
Marketing and Business Strategies 9 60 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Digital Media 9 60 Italian
Sociology of Communication 9 60 Italian
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Languages of the Media 6 40 English
Optional
Qualitative research in social organization 6 40 Italian
Sociology of Cultural Processes 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
European Media Law 6 40 Italian
Optional
Data Protection Law 6 40 Italian
Economics of Advertising 6 40 Italian
Human Resources Organization 6 40 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Freedom of Speech and Expression 6 40 Italian
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian
Sociology of Family and Life Course 6 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 Italian
Study plan rules
6 - Students must achieve 6 CFU in one of the following topics
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Data Protection Law 6 40 Italian Second trimester
Economics of Advertising 6 40 Italian Second trimester
Freedom of Speech and Expression 6 40 Italian Third trimester
7 - Students must achieve 6 CFU in one of the following topics
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Qualitative research in social organization 6 40 Italian First trimester
Sociology of Cultural Processes 6 40 Italian First trimester
Sociology of Family and Life Course 6 40 Italian Third trimester
8 - Students must achieve 6 CFU in one of the following topics
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Human Resources Organization 6 40 Italian Second trimester
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian Third trimester
The following topics are preparatory to the courses of the third year:
Economy and industry of the media
English as foreign language
Sociolinguistic
Workshop of Italian language
Psychology of communication
Sociology and culture
Contemporary history
Information and constitution

Moreover:
Sociology and culture is preparatory to Sociology of communication, Intercultural communication, Cultures of communication and Digital Media
Marketing and business strategy is preparatory to Economy and technique of advertising.
Sede
Milano
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 250 plus 20 reserved to extra UE students, 5 reserved to Marco Polo students


Session: 1


Call for applications: how to do


Application period: from 03-14-2019 to 04-12-2019
Enrolment period: from 04-18-2019 to 05-10-2019


Session: 2


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 09-05-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-10-2019 to 09-16-2019