Languages and Cultures for International Communication and Cooperation

Studenti a lezione
Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-38 - Lingue moderne per la comunicazione e la cooperazione internazionale (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree

The degree programme in Language and Culture for International Communication and Cooperation enables students to perfect and hone their linguistic and cultural competences through a wide selection of linguistic and cultural options.

These competences are underpinned by the legal, economic, sociological and psycho- anthropological knowledge required to assume expert professional roles in the field of intercultural communication and international cooperation.

Graduates in Language and Culture for International Communication and Cooperation are qualified to pursue careers, also through positions with high levels of responsibility, in the transnational field, and in public and private international organisations and bodies.

They are also equipped to take on managerial positions in international organisations, in the sphere of cooperation and assisted development.

They possess the advanced professional skills required to collaborate with bodies and institutions directly engaged in the phenomena of cultural, linguistic, economic and social integration, taking into account both the need to protect immigrant languages, and the problems associated with integration, particularly in relation to EU linguistic legislation.

In addition, graduates boast an excellent command of the tools required for the management and communication of information in a multidisciplinary context, specifically rooted in the issues of this nature that arise in contemporary societies, above all at the international level.

Application and admission: Open, subject to entry requirements (See Program description).

 

Double degrees

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 Languages ​​and Cultures for Communication and International Cooperation has activated an agreement with the Russian State University for the Humanities of Moscow, which allows the acquisition of both the Italian and the Russian degree.

Highly recommended, not mandatory.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Italian for Foreign Students I 9 60 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Information Technology 6 40 Italian
Optional
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian
Study plan rules
- For these activities consult the following tables A, B, C, D, E, F and the relevant section of each curriculum.
16 - Students must obtain 18 credits by choosing two Language courses from those listed in Table A
17 - Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Culture options corresponding to one of the foreign languages chosen, from those listed in Table C. For the order in which they must be studied, see the appropriate section (course progression requirements).
18 - Students must obtain 6 credits In one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian Second semester
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Literary Culture and Media Studies 6 40 Italian
Optional
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian
International Humanitarian Law 9 60 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 24 Italian
Study plan rules
- For these activities consult the following tables A, B, C, D, E, F and the relevant section of each curriculum.
19 - Students must complete the second year (9 credits) of one of the language options listed in Table B and chosen in the first year.
20 - Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Culture options (Tables C and D) or specialised translation (Table E) corresponding to one of the two foreign languages chosen. As regards Culture, students can complete the second year of the Culture option chosen in the first year (Table D) or the first year of the Culture option corresponding to the other foreign language (Table C). For information on the order in which the options must be taken consult the relevant section. Note that old-system graduates in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication enrolled in the MA in Languages and Cultures for International Communication and Cooperation who completed Specialised Translation in the three-year degree course must substitute it in their curriculum with a Culture exam.
21 - Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing a History option (Table F) which as a rule must correspond to one of their chosen linguistic-cultural areas and must not repeat an option chosen in the three-year degree course; alternatively they must choose from one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian Second semester
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian Second trimester
22 - Students must obtain 9 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian First semester
International Humanitarian Law 9 60 Italian Second semester
23 - Students must obtain 9 credits by completing a subject of their own choice
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Arabic I 9 60 Italian
Arabic II 9 60 Italian
Chinese I 9 60 Italian
Chinese II 9 60
English I 9 60 English
English II 9 60 English
French I 9 60 French
French II 9 60 French
German I 9 60 German
German II 9 60 German
Hindi I 9 60 Italian
Hindi II 9 60 Italian
Japanese I 9 60 Italian
Japanese II 9 60 Italian
Russian I 9 60 Russian
Russian II 9 60 Russian
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Businesses and multicultural and intercultural marketing 3 20 Italian
Communication studies, from public relations to digital scenarios. Roles and opportunities... 3 20 Italian
IDEA LAB: concept workshop, copy writing and brand storytelling 3 20 Italian
Intercultural integration in corporate settings 3 20 Italian
Language and intercultural facilitator in the school system 3 20 Italian
Language mediation and intercultural communication for the integration of citizens 3 20 Italian
Language mediation and intercultural communication in the education system 3 20 Italian
Literary translation for intercultural mediation in romance languages 3 20 Italian
Management and communication of tourist resources in Italy 3 20 Italian
Methods and practices for the teaching of Italian a L2 3 20 Italian
Page layout and bookbinding techniques for independent publishing 3 20 Italian
Research sources and methods. Pratical application within public history 3 20 Italian
The principles of ethnopsychiatry and transcultural clinical services for operators in a global world 3 20 Italian
The role of mediation in the development of human capital in the workplace 3 20 Italian
The role of the interpreter in the criminal trial 3 20 Italian
Translating institutional texts: linguistic and cultural accessibility: the INPS stairways project 3 20 Italian
Working in a project management office (PMO) 3 20 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian
English Culture I 6 40 English
English Culture II 6 40 English
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English
French Culture I 6 40 French
French Culture II 6 40 French
German Culture I 6 40 Italian
German Culture II 6 40 Italian
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Hebrew Language and Culture 9 60 Italian
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Korean Language and Culture 9 60 Italian
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
African History and Institutions 6 40 English
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Work Placements and Internships 6 Italian
Study plan rules
01 - A. First year of the Language
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Arabic I 9 60 Italian year
Chinese I 9 60 Italian year
English I 9 60 English year
French I 9 60 French year
German I 9 60 German year
Hindi I 9 60 Italian year
Japanese I 9 60 Italian year
Russian I 9 60 Russian year
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish year
02 - B. Second year of the Language
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Arabic II 9 60 Italian year
Chinese II 9 60 year
English II 9 60 English year
French II 9 60 French year
German II 9 60 German year
Hindi II 9 60 Italian year
Japanese II 9 60 Italian year
Russian II 9 60 Russian year
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish year
03 - C. First year of Culture
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English First semester
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish First semester
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French First semester
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish First semester
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
English Culture I 6 40 English Second semester
French Culture I 6 40 French Second semester
German Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
04 - D. Second year of Culture
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English First semester
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish First semester
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French First semester
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish First semester
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English Second semester
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
English Culture II 6 40 English Second semester
French Culture II 6 40 French Second semester
German Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
05 - E. Specialised translation
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French First semester
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian First semester
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian First semester
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish First semester
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English Second semester
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
06 - F. A history subject
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian First semester
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian Second semester
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 English Second trimester
African History and Institutions 6 40 English Third trimester
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester
In their first year students choose two languages and their respective cultures, which they will study for the two years of the degree course. To sit the exams of the following year (Language II or Culture II), students must have passed the exams of the preceding year (Language I or Culture I).

As regards the choice of the Culture components, note that:
1. French language students can choose between French Culture and Francophone cultures. This choice has to be made starting in the first year and adhered to for the two years of the degree course;
2. Students of English language can choose between Anglo-American Culture, Anglophone cultures and British culture . This choice has to be made starting in the first year and adhered to for the two years of the degree course;
3. Students of Spanish can choose between Spanish Culture and Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries. The choice must be made in the first year and maintained for the two years of the degree course.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Comparative Commercial Law 9 60 Italian
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Information Technology 6 40 Italian
Optional
Corporate Organisational Theory 6 40 Italian
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian
International and Development Economics 6 40 Italian
International Humanitarian Law 6 40 Italian
Literary Culture and Media Studies 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian
Study plan rules
- For these activities consult the following tables A, B, C, D, E, F and the relevant section of each curriculum.
07 - Students must obtain 18 credits by choosing two Language courses from those listed in Table A
08 - Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Culture options corresponding to one of the foreign languages chosen, from those listed in Table C. For the order in which they must be studied, see the appropriate section (course progression requirements).
09 - Students must obtain 6 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Corporate Organisational Theory 6 40 Italian Second semester
International and Development Economics 6 40 Italian Second semester
International Humanitarian Law 6 40 Italian Second semester
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian Second trimester
10 - Students must obtain 6 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian Second semester
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester
Literary Culture and Media Studies 6 40 Italian Second semester
11 - Students must obtain 9 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Comparative Commercial Law 9 60 Italian First semester
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian First semester
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 24 Italian
Study plan rules
- For these activities consult the following tables A, B, C, D, E, F and the relevant section of each curriculum.
12 - Students must complete the second year (9+9 credits) of the two languages chosen in the first year from the options listed in Table B
13 - Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing a Culture option (Tables C and D) corresponding to one of the two foreign languages chosen, or a History option (Table F). The History option must as a rule correspond to one of the language/culture areas chosen and must not repeat an option previously chosen in the three-year degree course. As regards Culture, students may complete the second year of the Culture option chosen in the first year (Table D), or the first year of the Culture option corresponding to the other foreign language (Table C). For information on the order in which the options must be taken consult the relevant section (course progression requirements).
14 - Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Specialised Translation options (Table E) corresponding to one of the two chosen foreign languages.
15 - Students must obtain 9 credits by completing a subject of their own choice
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Arabic I 9 60 Italian
Arabic II 9 60 Italian
Chinese I 9 60 Italian
Chinese II 9 60
English I 9 60 English
English II 9 60 English
French I 9 60 French
French II 9 60 French
German I 9 60 German
German II 9 60 German
Hindi I 9 60 Italian
Hindi II 9 60 Italian
Japanese I 9 60 Italian
Japanese II 9 60 Italian
Russian I 9 60 Russian
Russian II 9 60 Russian
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Businesses and multicultural and intercultural marketing 3 20 Italian
Communication studies, from public relations to digital scenarios. Roles and opportunities... 3 20 Italian
IDEA LAB: concept workshop, copy writing and brand storytelling 3 20 Italian
Intercultural integration in corporate settings 3 20 Italian
Language and intercultural facilitator in the school system 3 20 Italian
Language mediation and intercultural communication for the integration of citizens 3 20 Italian
Language mediation and intercultural communication in the education system 3 20 Italian
Literary translation for intercultural mediation in romance languages 3 20 Italian
Management and communication of tourist resources in Italy 3 20 Italian
Methods and practices for the teaching of Italian a L2 3 20 Italian
Page layout and bookbinding techniques for independent publishing 3 20 Italian
Research sources and methods. Pratical application within public history 3 20 Italian
The principles of ethnopsychiatry and transcultural clinical services for operators in a global world 3 20 Italian
The role of mediation in the development of human capital in the workplace 3 20 Italian
The role of the interpreter in the criminal trial 3 20 Italian
Translating institutional texts: linguistic and cultural accessibility: the INPS stairways project 3 20 Italian
Working in a project management office (PMO) 3 20 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian
English Culture I 6 40 English
English Culture II 6 40 English
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English
French Culture I 6 40 French
French Culture II 6 40 French
German Culture I 6 40 Italian
German Culture II 6 40 Italian
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Hebrew Language and Culture 9 60 Italian
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian
Korean Language and Culture 9 60 Italian
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
African History and Institutions 6 40 English
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Work Placements and Internships 6 Italian
Study plan rules
01 - A. First year of the Language
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Arabic I 9 60 Italian year
Chinese I 9 60 Italian year
English I 9 60 English year
French I 9 60 French year
German I 9 60 German year
Hindi I 9 60 Italian year
Japanese I 9 60 Italian year
Russian I 9 60 Russian year
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish year
02 - B. Second year of the Language
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Arabic II 9 60 Italian year
Chinese II 9 60 year
English II 9 60 English year
French II 9 60 French year
German II 9 60 German year
Hindi II 9 60 Italian year
Japanese II 9 60 Italian year
Russian II 9 60 Russian year
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish year
03 - C. First year of Culture
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English First semester
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish First semester
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French First semester
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish First semester
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
English Culture I 6 40 English Second semester
French Culture I 6 40 French Second semester
German Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester
04 - D. Second year of Culture
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English First semester
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish First semester
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French First semester
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish First semester
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English Second semester
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
English Culture II 6 40 English Second semester
French Culture II 6 40 French Second semester
German Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester
05 - E. Specialised translation
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French First semester
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian First semester
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian First semester
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish First semester
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English Second semester
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester
06 - F. A history subject
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian First semester
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian Second semester
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 English Second trimester
African History and Institutions 6 40 English Third trimester
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester
In their first year students choose two languages and their respective cultures, which they will study for the two years of the degree course. To sit the exams of the following year (Language II or Culture II), students must have passed the exams of the preceding year (Language I or Culture I).

As regards the choice of the Culture components, note that:
1. French language students can choose between French Culture and Francophone cultures. This choice has to be made starting in the first year and adhered to for the two years of the degree course;
2. Students of English language can choose between Anglo-American Culture, Anglophone cultures and British culture . This choice has to be made starting in the first year and adhered to for the two years of the degree course;
3. Students of Spanish can choose between Spanish Culture and Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries. The choice must be made in the first year and maintained for the two years of the degree course.
Sede
Milano
Presidente del collegio: PAOLA CATENACCIO
Tutors professors
Contatti
  • Presidente del Comitato di Direzione della Scuola di Scienze della Mediazione linguistica e culturale
    Prof. Dino Gavinelli
  • Direttore del Dipartimento di Scienze della Mediazione linguistica e di Studi interculturali
    Prof. Giovanni Turchetta
  • Presidente del Collegio Didattico
    Prof.ssa Paola Catenaccio
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: