The Humanities degree programme provides students with a solid methodological and historic grounding in linguistic, philological and literary studies, from antiquity to the Latin Middle Ages and early Romanic period up to the modern and contemporary periods, also in relation to European cultures.
The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to competently tackle, comprehend and analyse original texts and documents. As well as a firm grasp of literary and linguistic concepts, the course also provides students with a grounding in the historic, geographic and artistic culture of the classical, medieval, modern and contemporary ages, good knowledge of at least one other EU language besides Italian, and the capacity to make critical use of biographical and computer tools within their specific area of competence.
On the strength of their competences and knowledge, Humanities graduates can pursue professions in the following fields: publishing, journalism, institutions in charge of the organisation and promotion of cultural activities, and all other sectors which require specific literary and linguistic expertise.
Graduates from the three-year Humanities degree programme can also go on to pursue first- level master programmes and a range of concrete work experiences, particularly in the fields of publishing, advertising, and teaching Italian as a foreign language. Humanities graduates also possess the fundamental humanistic training required to pursue a future career in teaching in lower and upper secondary schools.
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Application and admission: Open.
There is a test to verify the candidates’ knowledge, which must be taken before enrolment.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on one or more disciplinary areas, 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
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.
Every year, the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics offers approximately forty Erasmus+ Scholarships (with a 5 to 12 month duration) for student mobility within the European Union (plus Switzerland). We have several partner universities in France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia and the United Kingdom.
The Erasmus scholarships allow you to take exams abroad in all the sectors covered by the Department (classic, modern, philological, language studies). The exams passed abroad, and agreed in advance through a Learning Agreement, will be recognized by the University of Milan, subject to the approval of the Erasmus Commission of the Department.
Recommended, not mandatory