Historical Studies

Particolare del colonnato
Master programme
A.Y. 2021/2022
LM-84 - History
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree
The objective of the Historical Sciences M.A. is to provide students with an in-depth historical knowledge encompassing a critical approach to historiography and the sources. Such an education will enable students to acquire not only advanced knowledge but also skills and abilities ensuring that the programme's educational outcomes will be achieved, namely a full understanding of historical dynamics, source analysis skills and the use of tools, including IT, a critical awareness of current historiography and a mastery of the languages of historical communication.
The careers opened up by an M.A. in historical sciences are bound up with graduates' skills in organising and classifying complex problems and information in a coherent way, planning and communicating opportune solutions. It is thus held that graduates will be capable of taking on roles of responsibility in:
- activities linked to the cultural initiative and service sectors;
- specific institutions such as archives, libraries, museums, cultural centres and foundations with cultural aims;
- study and research centres, both public and private;
- national and local governmental institutions in the cultural services sector and the recovery of local activities, traditions and identities;
- in publishing, in the specific context of the dissemination of historical information and culture;
- in the human resources and staff selection sectors;
- in all reporting activities requiring an ability to take responsibility for understanding, organising and planning in a range of contexts involving a propensity for innovation, adaptability and creativity.
In particular, historical sciences graduates will be eligible for work in history, philosophy, geography and literature teaching in middle and secondary schools, after gaining the requisite professional credentials and/or passing public application processes. I.e. having acquired the further specific technical skills and, where required, professional credentials and /or related public application processes, graduates will be eligible for the following professions: journalism, popular history, writing, critical and educational text writing in the humanities (especially history), university history teaching, history and philosophy research and technical work, archivism, library work, documentary patrimony curating and conservation in museum institutions, archives and libraries.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
REQUISITI E CONOSCENZE RICHIESTE PER L'ACCESSO
Possono essere ammessi al corso di laurea in Scienze storiche i laureati nelle classi di laurea:
- L-01 Beni culturali
- L-05 Filosofia
- L-06 Geografia
- L-10 Lettere
- L-11 Lingue e culture moderne
- L-20 Scienze della comunicazione
- L-36 Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali
- L-42 Storia
che abbiano acquisito almeno 60 crediti secondo i criteri sotto riportati:
- almeno 15 cfu nei settori scientifico-disciplinari M-STO/01, M-STO/02, M-STO/04;
- altri 15 cfu possono essere stati acquisiti nei precedenti settori oppure, tutti o in parte, anche nei settori: L-ANT/02, L-ANT/03, L-FIL-LET/10, M-STO/03, M-STO/07, M-STO/08, M-STO/09, SECS-P/12, SPS/02, SPS/03;
- i restanti 30 cfu possono essere stati acquisiti nei precedenti settori scientifico disciplinari oppure, tutti o in parte, anche nei seguenti settori: IUS/19, L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/03, L-ART/05, L-ART/06, L-FIL-LET/11, L-FIL-LET/12, SECS-P/01, SPS/05, SPS/06, SPS/07, SPS/13, SPS/14, L-LIN/03, L-LIN/05, L-LIN/10, L-LIN/13, M-DEA/01, M-FIL/01, M-FIL/03, M-FIL/04, M-FIL/06, M-GGR/01.

Possono essere altresì ammessi, i laureati provenienti da altre classi di laurea purché abbiano acquisito almeno 90 crediti secondo i criteri sotto riportati:
- almeno 15 cfu nei settori M-STO/01, M-STO/02, M-STO/04;
- altri 15 cfu possono essere stati acquisiti nei precedenti settori scientifico disciplinari oppure, tutti o in parte, anche nei settori: L-ANT/02, L-ANT/03, L-FIL-LET/10, M-STO/03, M-STO/07, M-STO/08, M-STO/09, SECS-P/12, SPS/02, SPS/03;
- i restanti 60 cfu possono essere stati acquisiti nei precedenti settori scientifico-disciplinari oppure, tutti o in parte, anche nei settori: IUS/19, L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/03, L-ART/05, L-ART/06, L-FIL-LET/11, L-FIL-LET/12, SECS-P/01, SPS/05, SPS/06, SPS/07, SPS/13, SPS/14, L-LIN/03, L-LIN/05, L-LIN/10, L-LIN/13, M-DEA/01, M-FIL/01, M-FIL/03, M-FIL/04, M-FIL/06, M-GGR/01.


MODALITÀ DI VERIFICA DELLE CONOSCENZE E DELLA PREPARAZIONE PERSONALE
La verifica dei requisiti curricolari verrà effettuata dalla Commissione di ammissione sulla base delle domande pervenute e della relativa documentazione on-line.
Ai fini dell'ammissione dei laureandi viene definito a 130 il numero minimo di crediti formativi richiesto al momento della presentazione della domanda di ammissione.

La Commissione si riserva la facoltà di ammettere d'ufficio gli studenti che provengano dal corso di laurea triennale in Storia dell'Università degli Studi di Milano e che siano in possesso dei requisiti curricolari sopra indicati. I candidati ammessi in questo modo saranno individualmente avvisati dell'avvenuta ammissione e non dovranno sostenere alcun colloquio.
Saranno ammessi d'ufficio anche gli studenti che provengano dal corso di laurea in Storia dell'Università degli Studi di Milano e che avessero crediti in eccesso per cui chiedere eventualmente il riconoscimento, purché sostenuti in corsi di livello magistrale. Il riconoscimento sarà in ogni caso a discrezione della Commissione previo contatto con i candidati.
Gli studenti provenienti da altri corsi di laurea dovranno presentarsi ad un colloquio di ammissione che mira a verificare, dal punto di vista amministrativo, il possesso dei requisiti curricolari di accesso. In tale occasione la Commissione si riserva di prendere in esame eventuali richieste di convalida di crediti aggiuntivi, fino a un massimo di 36, certificati dai candidati stessi.

Oltre ai requisiti curriculari, i candidati dovranno possedere gli opportuni requisiti linguistici e informatici; il corso di laurea si riserva di verificare tali requisiti che potranno in ogni caso essere acquisiti durante il primo anno di corso di laurea magistrale.

Le date dei colloqui sono rese note nella ricevuta della domanda di ammissione alla magistrale e indicate all'interno del sito web del corso di laurea nella sezione "Iscriversi": https://scienzestoriche.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi

Per poter essere ammessi per l'a.a. 2021-2022, i candidati dovranno essere in possesso di tutti i requisiti d'ammissione (laurea, eventuali esami singoli) entro il 31 dicembre 2021.
La domanda di ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale è da presentarsi entro e non oltre il 27 agosto 2021.
Le immatricolazioni saranno aperte dal 15 luglio 2021 al 30 settembre 2021, mentre coloro che conseguiranno il titolo entro il 31 dicembre 2021 dovranno immatricolarsi entro il 15 gennaio 2022.
This Historical Sciences M.A. has a solid international exchange tradition which began with the founding of the ERASMUS, now ERASMUS plus programme.
A concise overview of ERASMUS is available on the M.A. programme site, on the student bulletin board.
These reciprocal agreements give students and teachers access to a year abroad, an exchange agreement between University of Milan and the universities of many countries including: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, the Low Countries, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary.
A list of specific universities encompassed by the agreement for historical science graduates can be consulted in appendix A: https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/cerca-una-opp…
With Erasmus+ University of Milan also assigns study periods in Switzerland based on bilateral agreements with Swiss universities under the SEMP - Swiss European Mobility Programme.
Historical sciences students can complete study periods ranging from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 12 months during the two years of the programme, at one of the university's partner institutions. Average study periods abroad last 5-6 months. Students are advised to complete overseas study periods in the 2nd semester of the 1st year or the 1st semester of the 2nd year.
Study abroad (course attendance, exams, any thesis research work) is accredited on students' return with a number of study credits which take account of the activities completed abroad. The related study programme, called a Learning Agreement, is agreed on departure on the basis of courses, exams and activities decided by students in accordance with their Italian study plans. Careful choice by the teaching staff responsible in identifying a wide ranging and specific correspondence between the University of Milan's educational programme and that of its partner universities enables students to take full advantage of their studies abroad and acquire the credits they need to complete their Italian studies. The study sectors which can be developed are essentially historical but credits in other humanities disciplines can also potentially be acquired.
This M.A. has a permanent internationalisation via ERASMUS co-ordinator (Prof. Michela Minesso). Specific meetings for M.A. Historical sciences students leaving for periods abroad are organised to supply them with the information they need on the various institutions available and useful contact numbers. The History Department also has international research and teaching partnerships with institutions such as Lomonosov University in Moscow. In such cases specific study plans are agreed with the co-ordinator and the work done is recognised in accordance with the criteria listed above.
The History Department is also active in ERASMUS Plus-Placement which now provides for international exchange for new graduates (within 12 months of graduation), too, and information on the programmes which can be applied for is available on the website. The department works to identify international partners (archives, libraries, publishing houses, cultural institutions and universities) for internships designed to provide professional training.

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Elements of Historiography 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
a2 - 9 CFU in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Digital Humanities 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Diplomatics 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
History of printing and publishing systems 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Library and Archival History 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Digital librarianship 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Medieval records' analysis 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/09
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 30 0 Italian Undefined
Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Elements of Historiography 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
a2 - 9 CFU in one of the following disciplines
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Digital Humanities 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Diplomatics 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
History of printing and publishing systems 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Library and Archival History 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Digital librarianship 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Medieval records' analysis 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/09
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 30 0 Italian Undefined
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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