The three-year degree programme in History is designed to offer graduates a solid grounding in History, even if still of a general nature at this stage, to enable them to develop an understanding of the complex historical foundations that underlie all the phenomena, processes and structures that make up reality.
This learning pathway is grounded on an understanding of the key historic discourses and trends that characterise the various different time periods, which is underpinned by a command of the tools required for documentary exegesis and of new computing technologies.
The course equips graduates with a general awareness of the history of humanity, also from a non-European perspective, together with the interdisciplinary knowledge required to develop a global vision of the historic context of past and contemporary events.
The degree programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and competences required to pursue careers in:
- first and second level upper secondary school teaching: completion of the History degree programme provides the first entry point for further courses dedicated to training secondary school teachers in historical, philosophic, geographical and literary subject eas;
- library, archival and museum work and, more generally, cultural activities within the world of work for which a qualification in History is either desirable or requisite;
- publishing work in the editorial sector and in other sectors connected with new communication technologies;
- journalistic activities dedicated to the production of texts and the diffusion of cultural awareness;
- artistic and tourist activities involving the preparation of instruments for historic use public relations activities, particularly in connection with relations with foreign countries;
- public and private research centres operating in the humanistic, sociological and anthropological fields, as well as in the field of cultural promotion abroad and in the various spheres of the Italian and foreign cultural industry.
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Application and admission: Open.
A test to verify the initial preparation is carried out through the TOLC-SU, CISIA OnLine Test ( www.cisiaonline.it ) and must be taken before enrolment. For further information on the dates of the test, please visit the website www.unimi.it .
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on basic general knowledge, comprehension, mathematics and logic, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.
OFA: English language
To sit the legal English exam included in the plan of study, 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.
The degree programme in History boasts a long international tradition, dating back to the launch of the Erasmus programme, now Erasmus Plus. A short Erasmus guide is available on the website of the degree programme, in the student board. The University of Milan has signed mutual agreements with several foreign universities for annual mobility of students and teachers from / to Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Holland, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary.
Students enrolled on the History programme can spend 5/6 months at partner universities, with the possibility of extending their stay or repeating the experience for up to 12 months. The work carried out abroad (attending courses, taking exams, doing research for the degree thesis) will be recognized after coming back, with a number of credits that takes into account the activities and the duration of the stay. The work programme is defined prior to departure through a Learning Agreement based on the courses, exams and activities that you intend to take at the partner University, according to the requirements of your Italian study plan. The teachers in charge of the programme carefully identify a broad and precise correspondence between the educational offer of the University of Milan and that of partner universities. This will help you complete successfully your international programme and earn the credits required for your University degree.
The subjects to be developed abroad essentially cover historical studies, but you can also earn credits in different fields of humanities. The degree programme has a permanent internationalization manager.
Every year we organize a meeting for outgoing History students to provide them with useful location and contact information. The Department of Historical Studies has also international research and teaching agreements, e.g. with the Lomonosov University of Moscow. In this case, a specific programme will be defined with the internationalization manager, with recognition of work done according to the above criteria.
Moreover, the Department has signed an agreement with the University of Lugano (USI) that allows Italian students to take exams at the Swiss institution and Ticino students to earn up to 30 credits in Italy within a minor course of the Bachelor's degree programme in History.
Lastly, the Department of Historical Studies takes part in the Erasmus Plus Placement programme, which now offers mobility opportunities also for recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation). The Department provides information on calls for applications on its website, and actively identifies international partners (archives, libraries, publishing houses, cultural institutes and universities) for internships and professional training.
Recommended, not mandatory
- Referenti del corso
Prof. Andrea Gamberini
- Corso di laurea
Via Festa del Perdono
- Commissioni e orientamento
- Dipartimento di Studi storici
Via Festa del Perdono
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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:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
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:
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