Languages and Cultures for International Communication and Cooperation (LIN)

Studenti a lezione
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-38 - Modern languages for internat. communication and cooperation
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree
The post-graduate degree course in Languages and Cultures for International Communication and Co-operation aims to provide specialized training for language mediators and to hone their language skills and cultural expertise though the wide range of language and culture courses offered. Students will also develop carefully selected skills in the fields of law, economics, sociology, psychology and anthropology, all essential to develop highly qualified professionals in the sphere of Intercultural communication and international cooperation.
In an international perspective, thanks to the advanced skills and knowledge acquired, will graduates will be well-placed to find positions, and fill high responsibility posts, within international institutions and bodies, in both the public and corporate spheres. Opportunities also exist in the directorates of international bodies and in international cooperation and development organisations. Their advanced and highly specific skill set means they are ideally placed to work with bodies and organizations directly involved in the processes of cultural, linguistic, economic and social integration, where it is crucial to understand the need to protect immigrants' languages and other core issues of integration, especially in the light of European Union language policies. Graduates will also find places in teaching. This degree course trains graduates to understand the issues related to the dynamics of intercultural and interethnic relations in such sectors as public and private companies, public institutions, cultural organisations, environmental agencies, tourist boards, publishing and journalism. To sum up, graduates will acquire the ability to apply their expertise in communication and information in contexts in which it essential to have a thorough grounding in the multicultural issues involved in the processes affecting contemporary societies, particularly at an international level.
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In order to access the Master's degree programme in Languages and Cultures for International Communication and Cooperation, students must a) meet minimum curricular requirements as outlined below, and b) pass a proficiency test. Only students who meet the minimum curricular requirements and have earned 147 credits (CFU) within the application deadline will be able to sit for the assessment test.

Admission requirements

a) for students from degree class L-12,
 
- to be admitted to the "Intercultural communication and integration for institutional and corporate organisations" curriculum, minimum requirements consist of 60 CFU as follows:
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in one language;
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in another language;
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in the two corresponding literatures and cultures;
• 6 CFUs in an academic field (SSD) provided for class L-12.
 
- to be admitted to the "Italian as L2 for cultural integration and communication", minimum requirements consist of 72 CFU as follows:
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in a foreign language + 18 CFU (= 2 years) in the corresponding literature and culture;
• 18 CFU  (= 2 years) in Italian + 12 CFU in the corresponding literature and culture;
• 6 CFU in an SSD provided for class L-12.
 
b) for students from a class other than L-12,
 
- to be admitted to the "Intercultural communication and integration for institutional and corporate organisations" curriculum, minimum requirements consist of 90 CFU as follows:
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in one language;
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in another language;
• 18 + 18 CFU (= 4 years) in the two corresponding literatures and cultures;
• 18 CFU in one or more SSD provided for class L-12.
 
- to be admitted to the "Italian as L2 for cultural integration and communication" curriculum, minimum requirements consist of 90 CFU as follows:
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in a foreign language + 18 CFU (= 2 years) in the corresponding literature and culture;
• 18 CFU (= 2 years) in Italian + 18 CFU (= 2 years) in the corresponding literature and culture;
• 18 CFU in one or more SSD provided for class L-12.

The class L-12 table is available on the degree programme website, in the "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi).

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the following languages are available: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Hindi, English, Italian (for non-Italian mother tongue students only), Russian, Spanish, German.

Assessment tests

In addition to curricular requirements, students who intend to enrol in the Master's degree programme in Languages and Cultures for International Communication and Cooperation must prove proficiency in the languages they intend to pursue so as to successfully attend the advanced courses offered by the Master's degree programme.
For this purpose, all candidates (with the exception of non-EU candidates residing abroad and applying for a student visa) must take a test in each of their two curricular languages. 

Non-native Italian students who intend to pursue the Italian as L2 curriculum must choose, in addition to Italian, a second language, and must meet curricular requirements for both. 

Please note that the language must be chosen from those studied in the previous programme. For further information on the admission test please refer to the "Admission procedures" section below.

Non-EU candidates residing abroad and applying for a student visa are not required to sit for the test; their skills will be assessed based on qualifications.

Admission procedures

Admission window: 10 March to 28 August 2020
Enrolment window: 25 May to 30 September 2020 (15 January 2021 for those who graduate later)
NOTE: applicants must pass a proficiency test before matriculating (see below).

All those who meet or will meet curricular requirements by 31 December 2020, including upcoming graduates of this or another university, can apply for admission, provided they graduate by said date. It is not possible to fill any gaps in curricular requirements after 31 December.

The online application must attach the candidate's qualification, as well as exams taken and to be taken. For upcoming graduates and graduates of this university, such documents will be acquired administratively. 

International candidates may produce the documents in English, French, Spanish, German. Documents in other languages must be translated into Italian.

For candidates meeting qualification requirements, curricular requirements will be assessed by a special commission appointed by the Academic Board, with the support of the Student Registrar. The commission will meet on a regular basis in order to provide timely feedback, especially regarding any curricular gaps that may affect admission, in order to allow candidates to fill them in time.

Only the qualifications and self-certifications submitted through the standard admission procedure will be evaluated. On the degree programme website, "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi), you will find useful information for a preliminary self-assessment of requirements.

Admission to the programme is subject to passing a proficiency test in the two curricular languages. 

Non-EU candidates residing abroad and applying for a student visa are not required to sit for the test. Their applications will be assessed based on qualifications only. 

All other candidates must take a test in each of their two curricular languages. Non-Italian mother tongue students residing in Italy and applying for the Italian as L2 curriculum must choose, in addition to Italian, a second language for which they meet curricular requirements, and take the entrance test in both languages. 

Only those students who, as of the enrolment closing date (28 August), have earned at least 147 CFU of their Bachelor's study plan (excluding any "off plan" credits) and who, on the test date, meet admission requirements as outlined in the "Admission requirements" section (see above) can sit for the language proficiency test.

Please note that the language must be chosen from those studied in the previous programme. 

Test date

- Candidates who meet curricular requirements within the application deadline are strictly required to take the language test on 3 September 2020 (another session may be scheduled on the next day, depending on the number of candidates). The test will be delivered remotely, possibly with multiple sessions. Test times and sessions, if any, as well as test guidelines, will be posted on the degree programme website, in the "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi) after the enrolment closing date.
 
- Candidates who have not met curricular requirements by the application deadline (28 August 2020) will take the test on 11 December 2020. Test delivery details will be made available by the end of October 2020. Further information and the test guidelines will be posted on the degree programme website, in the "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi), by 4 December 2020. The test will only be open to students who have filled any gaps in curricular requirements by the date of the test. Test times and sessions, if any, will be posted by 9 December, in the "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi). 

Candidates who have not met all requirements will not be able to access the test. The test can only be taken once. 

For details on specific language skills requirements and tests, please refer to the study programme website, "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi).

List of admitted students

The list of admitted students will be posted on the degree programme website, in the "Enrol" section (https://lin.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi). Admitted students must matriculate after graduation by 30 September 2020 (15 January 2021 for those who graduate subsequently). 

Transfers and second degrees

All students who intend to apply for transfer must meet the curricular admission requirements and take the test, including candidates from class LM-38. The same requirements apply to students already holding a Master's degree who intend to obtain a second degree. For transfer and second-degree application procedures, please refer to the Student Registrar.

Within the framework of the Erasmus programme, 58 exchange agreements are in place, covering 19 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Rumania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, plus Switzerland, which participates in the Erasmus + programme as a partner country. Additionally, Erasmus traineeship agreements have also been signed with companies and institutions in some of the above-mentioned countries.

Additionally, a number of exchange agreements are in place with partner universities in non-European countries. Under these agreements, students have the opportunity to attend classes and take exams at partner institutions. Such activities and exam results may be validated in full or in part, with the corresponding credits concurring to fulfil the requirements for the attainment of the degree. Courses are typically offered in the areas of languages and the humanities, and are available in the following partner institutions:

- ARGENTINA: Villa María (Córdoba)
- CHINA: Liaoning Normal University
- COLOMBIA: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá)
- CUBA: Universidad de la Habana
- JAPAN: Doshisha University (Kyoto), Meiji University (Tokyo), Waseda University (Tokyo), Kyoto University
- INDIA: Manipal (Karnataka)
- MEXICO: Universidad de Guadalajara, Claustro de Sor Juana (Città del Messico)
- RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Pushkin Institute (Mosca), Russian State University for the Humanities (Mosca), Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow City Pedagogical University (Mosca), Novosibirsk Pedagogical State University, High School of Economics (Mosca)

Besides the Erasmus exchange agreements, the Course also has one double degree program in place whereby participating students earn degrees from both institutions:

Joint degree with the MA programme in "Russia and Europe: linguistic and cultural interaction" offered by the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow. UNIMI students accepted in the programme spend the second year of their course at RSUH, while Russian students spend their second and third terms at UNIMI; students who successfully complete the prescribed courses laid out in the joint degree agreement are awarded degrees by both universities. For further information please contact Prof. Paola Cotta Ramusino (paola.cottaramusino@unimi.it).

Highly recommended, not mandatory.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Italian for Foreign Students I 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/12
Optional
Arabic I 9 60 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese I 9 60 Italian L-OR/21
English I 9 60 English L-LIN/12
French I 9 60 French L-LIN/04
German I 9 60 German L-LIN/14
Hindi I 9 60 Italian L-OR/19
Japanese I 9 60 Italian L-OR/22
Russian I 9 60 Russian L-LIN/21
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish L-LIN/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian M-GGR/01
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian M-PSI/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Information Technology 6 40 Italian INF/01
Study plan rules
- First year Language courses - Students must obtain 18 credits (9+9 credits) by choosing two Language courses from the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Arabic I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/12
Chinese I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/21
English I 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French I 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German I 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Hindi I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/19
Japanese I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/22
Russian I 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
- Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Culture options corresponding to one of the foreign languages chosen, from those listed. For the order in which they must be studied, please see the appropriate section (course progression requirements).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
English Culture I 6 40 English First semester L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/03
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
French Culture I 6 40 French Second semester L-LIN/03
German Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
- Students must obtain 6 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester M-PSI/05
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Arabic II 9 60 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese II 9 60 L-OR/21
English II 9 60 English L-LIN/12
French II 9 60 French L-LIN/04
German II 9 60 German L-LIN/14
Hindi II 9 60 Italian L-OR/19
Japanese II 9 60 Italian L-OR/22
Russian II 9 60 Russian L-LIN/21
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish L-LIN/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/06
English Culture II 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French L-LIN/03
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French L-LIN/04
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/19
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian M-STO/03
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian SPS/05
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/05
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Literary Culture and Media Studies 6 40 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Optional
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/12
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/21
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/21
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian M-DEA/01
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English L-LIN/12
French Culture II 6 40 French L-LIN/03
German Culture II 6 40 Italian L-LIN/13
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-LIN/14
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian M-STO/02
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/19
International Humanitarian Law 9 60 Italian IUS/13
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/22
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/22
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian L-LIN/21
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian L-LIN/21
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 Italian SPS/14
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian SPS/10
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
African History and Institutions 6 40 English SPS/13
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian SPS/14
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 24 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Second year Language courses - Students must complete the second year (9 credits) of one of the language options listed and chosen in the first year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Arabic II 9 60 Italian year L-OR/12
Chinese II 9 60 year L-OR/21
English II 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French II 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German II 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Hindi II 9 60 Italian year L-OR/19
Japanese II 9 60 Italian year L-OR/22
Russian II 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
- Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Culture options or specialised translation 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 or the first year of the Culture option corresponding to the other foreign language. For information on the order in which the options must be taken please see the relevant section
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
English Culture I 6 40 English First semester L-LIN/10
English Culture II 6 40 English First semester L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/03
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/03
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/04
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian First semester L-OR/19
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/12
French Culture I 6 40 French Second semester L-LIN/03
French Culture II 6 40 French Second semester L-LIN/03
German Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
German Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian Second semester L-LIN/21
- Students must obtain 6 credits in one of the following subjects. 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
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian First semester M-STO/03
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/05
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 Italian Second trimester SPS/14
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian Second trimester SPS/10
African History and Institutions 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/13
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/14
- Students must obtain 9 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/07
International Humanitarian Law 9 60 Italian Second semester IUS/13
- Students must obtain 9 credits by completing a subject of their own choice
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/06
English Culture I 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French L-LIN/03
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/12
Businesses and multicultural and intercultural marketing 3 20 Italian
Career orientation workshop "Marketing, CRM and Social Media" 3 20 Italian
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/21
Communication studies, from public relations to digital scenarios. Roles and opportunities... 3 20 Italian
French Culture I 6 40 French L-LIN/03
German Culture I 6 40 Italian L-LIN/13
Hebrew Language and Culture 9 60 Italian L-OR/08
IDEA LAB: concept workshop, copy writing and brand storytelling 3 20 Italian
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/19
Intercultural integration in corporate settings 3 20 Italian
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/22
Korean Language and Culture 9 60 Italian L-OR/22
Laboratorio professionalizzante "Comunicare cittadinanza: modelli e metodi per la semplificazione del linguaggio" 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
Mediation and gender equality: contexts, reflections, actions 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
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian L-LIN/21
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
Working in a project management office (PMO) 3 20 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Work Placements and Internships 6 0 Italian
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.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Arabic I 9 60 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese I 9 60 Italian L-OR/21
English I 9 60 English L-LIN/12
French I 9 60 French L-LIN/04
German I 9 60 German L-LIN/14
Hindi I 9 60 Italian L-OR/19
Japanese I 9 60 Italian L-OR/22
Russian I 9 60 Russian L-LIN/21
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish L-LIN/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Commercial Law 9 60 Italian IUS/02
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian M-GGR/01
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian M-PSI/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Information Technology 6 40 Italian INF/01
Optional
Corporate Organisational Theory 6 40 Italian SECS-P/10
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian M-DEA/01
History of contemporary art 6 40 Italian L-ART/03
International and Development Economics 6 40 Italian SECS-P/01
International Humanitarian Law 6 40 Italian IUS/13
Literary Culture and Media Studies 6 40 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Political and Economic Geography (advanced) 6 40 Italian M-GGR/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian SPS/10
Study plan rules
- First year Language courses - Students must obtain 18 credits (9+9 credits) by choosing two Language courses from the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Arabic I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/12
Chinese I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/21
English I 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French I 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German I 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Hindi I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/19
Japanese I 9 60 Italian year L-OR/22
Russian I 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Spanish I 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
- Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Culture options (corresponding to one of the foreign languages chosen) from those listed. For the order in which they must be studied, see the appropriate section (course progression requirements)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
English Culture I 6 40 English First semester L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/03
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
French Culture I 6 40 French Second semester L-LIN/03
German Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
- Students must obtain 6 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Corporate Organisational Theory 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/10
International and Development Economics 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
International Humanitarian Law 6 40 Italian Second semester IUS/13
Sociology of Migration 6 40 Italian Second trimester SPS/10
- Students must obtain 6 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Transcultural Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester M-PSI/05
Cultural Anthropology (advanced) 6 40 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
History of contemporary art 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
Literary Culture and Media Studies 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
Political and Economic Geography (advanced) 6 40 Italian Second semester M-GGR/02
- Students must obtain 9 credits in one of the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Comparative Commercial Law 9 60 Italian First semester IUS/02
Comparative Social Systems 9 60 Italian First semester SPS/07
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Arabic II 9 60 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese II 9 60 L-OR/21
English II 9 60 English L-LIN/12
French II 9 60 French L-LIN/04
German II 9 60 German L-LIN/14
Hindi II 9 60 Italian L-OR/19
Japanese II 9 60 Italian L-OR/22
Russian II 9 60 Russian L-LIN/21
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish L-LIN/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/06
English Culture II 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French L-LIN/03
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French L-LIN/04
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/19
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian M-STO/03
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian SPS/05
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/05
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/12
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/21
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/21
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English L-LIN/12
French Culture II 6 40 French L-LIN/03
German Culture II 6 40 Italian L-LIN/13
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-LIN/14
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian M-STO/02
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/19
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian L-OR/22
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian L-OR/22
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian L-LIN/21
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian L-LIN/21
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 Italian SPS/14
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
African History and Institutions 6 40 English SPS/13
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian SPS/14
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 24 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Second year Language courses - Students must complete the second year (9+9 credits) of the two languages chosen in the first year from the following subjects:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Arabic II 9 60 Italian year L-OR/12
Chinese II 9 60 year L-OR/21
English II 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French II 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German II 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Hindi II 9 60 Italian year L-OR/19
Japanese II 9 60 Italian year L-OR/22
Russian II 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Spanish II 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
- Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing a Culture option corresponding to one of the two foreign languages chosen, or a History option. 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 or the first year of the Culture option corresponding to the other foreign language. For information on the order in which the options must be taken please see the relevant section (course progression requirements)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
English Culture I 6 40 English First semester L-LIN/10
English Culture II 6 40 English First semester L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/03
Francophone Cultures II 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/03
History of Slavic Countries 6 40 Italian First semester M-STO/03
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/05
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Spanish Culture II 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglo-American Cultures II 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Anglophone Cultures II 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Arab Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
Chinese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
Contemporary European History 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
French Culture I 6 40 French Second semester L-LIN/03
French Culture II 6 40 French Second semester L-LIN/03
German Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
German Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Indian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Japanese Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Russian Culture II 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
History and Institutions of Islamic Countries 6 40 Italian Second trimester SPS/14
African History and Institutions 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/13
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/14
- Students must obtain 6 credits by choosing one of the Specialised Translation options corresponding to one of the two chosen foreign languages
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
French Specialised Translation 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/04
Hindi Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian First semester L-OR/19
Spanish Specialised Translation 6 40 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Arabic Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Chinese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/21
English Specialised Translation 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/12
German Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
Japanese Specialised Translation 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/22
Russian Specialised Translation 6 40 Russian Second semester L-LIN/21
- Students must obtain 9 credits by completing a subject of their own choice
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/06
English Culture I 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Francophone Cultures I 6 40 French L-LIN/03
Spanish Culture I 6 40 Spanish L-LIN/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Anglo-American Cultures I 6 40 English L-LIN/11
Anglophone Cultures I 6 40 English L-LIN/10
Arab Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/12
Businesses and multicultural and intercultural marketing 3 20 Italian
Career orientation workshop "Marketing, CRM and Social Media" 3 20 Italian
Chinese Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/21
Communication studies, from public relations to digital scenarios. Roles and opportunities... 3 20 Italian
French Culture I 6 40 French L-LIN/03
German Culture I 6 40 Italian L-LIN/13
Hebrew Language and Culture 9 60 Italian L-OR/08
IDEA LAB: concept workshop, copy writing and brand storytelling 3 20 Italian
Indian Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/19
Intercultural integration in corporate settings 3 20 Italian
Japanese Culture I 6 40 Italian L-OR/22
Korean Language and Culture 9 60 Italian L-OR/22
Laboratorio professionalizzante "Comunicare cittadinanza: modelli e metodi per la semplificazione del linguaggio" 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
Mediation and gender equality: contexts, reflections, actions 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
Russian Culture I 6 40 Italian L-LIN/21
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
Working in a project management office (PMO) 3 20 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Work Placements and Internships 6 0 Italian
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.
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
  • Transfers and second degrees
    Prof.ssa Nicoletta Vallorani (coordinatore)
  • Part-time students
    Prof.ssa Giovanna Mapelli
  • Disability and SLD
    Dott. Paolo Caponi
  • Work experience placement
    Prof. Giuseppe Sergio, tutor accademico per gli stage curriculari COSP
  • Erasmus programme and international mobility
    Prof.ssa Chiara Molinari (coordinatore)
  • Academic recognition of extra-curricular activities
    Prof. Mauro Novelli (coordinatore)
  • Student Office
    È l'ufficio competente per tutto ciò che riguarda la carriera accademica degli studenti.
    https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/servizi-gli-studenti/segreterie-infostudenti
  • Course Administration Office
    Si occupa dell’organizzazione della didattica.
    https://mediazione.cdl.unimi.it/it/il-corso/referenti-e-contatti

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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