Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity

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Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Master programme
LM-15 - Philology, literature and classical history
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The aim of the master programme in Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity is to provide students with in-depth training in the field of study traditionally defined as "Altertumswissenschaft". It is therefore meant to provide: secure knowledge of classical languages and literature, underpinned by a sound command of historical and theoretical linguistics as well as of philological tools; full mastering of methods and techniques for a critical approach to ancient sources (literary, linguistic, documentary, epigraphical, numismatic, archaeological, papyrological, etc.); clear awareness of the impact of ancient civilisation and classical heritage on the development of modern culture.
The master programme in Classics provides broad-spectrum professional skills to be used for career opportunities requiring advanced knowledge in the area of Humanities, the ability to produce and interpret texts as well as the ability to critically manage information. The employment opportunities open to graduates possessing a Masters degree in Philology, Literature and History of the Antiquity include work in areas such as those of publishing, editing, communication, public relations, information management, management of the cultural heritage, management of research centres in the field of the Humanities (libraries, archives, museums, boards for the management of cultural heritage, etc.), text production and human resources. The programme is also aimed at offering students the possibility to obtain credits (ECTS) in the appropriate disciplines necessary to qualify for training as a secondary-school teacher. Graduates with a Master's degree in Classics also qualify for access to PhD and second level Master's programmes within their area of specialization.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Every year the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics offers around forty fellowships through the Erasmus exchange program. Currently, the exchanges cover many of the major countries of the European Union (France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia), as well as Switzerland and the United Kingdom. According to the scientific areas of the Department, the Erasmus exchanges are particularly addressed to students specializing in classics, in medieval, modern and contemporary Italian literature, in philology and linguistics.

Course attendance

Attending courses is strongly recommended. However, each course offers an ad-hoc syllabus for non-attending students. Workshop attendance is mandatory.

Enrollment

Admission requirements
Applicants to the degree programme must meet the following requirements:
 
- Bachelor's graduates in Cultural Heritage (L-1), Humanities (L-10), History ( L-42), must have earned the following credits (CFU):

9 CFU in the L-FIL-LET 10 academic field (Italian literature)
12 CFU in the L-FIL-LET/02 academic field (Greek language and literature)
12 CFU in the L-FIL-LET/04 academic field (Latin language and literature)
6 CFU in the L-ANT/02 academic field (Greek history)
6 CFU in the L-ANT/03 academic field (Roman history)
9 CFU in at least one of the following academic fields:
- L-ANT/07 (Classical archeology)
- M-STO/01 (Medieval history)
- M-STO/02 (Modern history)
- M-STO/06 )History of religions)
- L-FIL-LET/08 (Medieval and humanistic Latin literature)
- L-FIL-LET/12 (Italian linguistics)
 
- Bachelor's graduates from all other degree classes must have earned the following credits (CFU):

9 CFU in the L-FIL-LET 10 academic field (Italian literature)
12 CFU in the L-FIL-LET/02 academic field (Greek language and literature)
12 CFU in the L-FIL-LET/04 academic field (Latin language and literature)
9 CFU in the L-LIN/01 academic field (Glottology and linguistics)
9 CFU in the L-FIL-LET/05 academic field (Classical philology)
6 CFU in the L-ANT/02 academic field (Greek history)
6 CFU in the L-ANT/03 academic field (Roman history)
6 CFU in the M-FIL/07 academic field (History of ancient philosophy)
6 CFU in at least one of the following academic fields:
- L-LIN/03 (French literature)
- L-LIN/05 (Spanish literature)
- L-LIN/10 (English literature)
- L-LIN/13 (German literature)
9 CFU in at least one of the following academic fields:
- L-ANT/07 (Classical archeology)
- M-STO/01 (Medieval history)
- M-STO/02 (Modern history)
- M-STO/06 (History of religions)
- L-FIL-LET/08 (Medieval and humanistic Latin literature)
- L-FIL-LET/12 (Italian linguistics)
 
Admission requirements include English language proficiency at or above B1 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
This requirement is assessed by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during admission procedures based on:
- a language certificate obtained no more than 3 years prior to submission, at B1 level or higher (for the list of language certificates recognized by the University see:
https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test…
The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- English proficiency at B1 level or higher, achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme at the University of Milan through the SLAM. Certificates must be less than four years old, and will be checked by our offices without the candidate having to submit any attachments;
- Placement test provided by SLAM.
The test dates will be posted to the page  https://flsa.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi   
All those who do not submit a valid language certificate or do not meet language proficiency requirements will be invited to take the test via the admission procedure. Candidates who do not sit or pass the placement test will have until December 31, 2021 to obtain and submit a recognized certificate to SLAM.
Students who do not meet the requirement by December 31 will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme and may not sit further tests.

In order to be admitted to academic year 2021-2022, candidates must meet all admission requirements (degree, any single exams, English language proficiency) by December 31, 2021.
The application for admission to the Master's degree programme must be submitted no later than August 27, 2021.
Enrolment will be open from July 15 to September 30, 2021, while those who graduate by December 31, 2021 must enrol by January 15, 2022.

At the time of submitting the application for admission, students who have not yet graduated and intend to enrol on this programme must have earned at least 130 credits in their Bachelor's degree programme. 

Admission assessment
Candidates must meet curricular requirements and have achieved a degree mark higher than 95, as well as holding the above-mentioned English language certificate. Candidates with a degree mark lower than 96 will go through an orientation interview with an admission board. In any case, the board may require the candidate to sit for an interview at its discretion.

Admission

Application for admission: from 12/03/2021 to 27/08/2021

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 30/09/2021


Please note

Admitted students who have already graduated must enroll by 30 September 2021, while those who will achieve the qualification or requirements set by 31 December 2021 must enroll by 15 January 2022.

Programme description and courses list
Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Latin literature (MA) 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Greek literature (MA) 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/02
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
a.1 - 12 ECTS (6 + 6 ECTS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Economic and Social History of Classical Antiquity 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Greek epigraphy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Historical geography of the ancient world 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Latin epigraphy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
b - 12 ECTS (6 + 6 ECTS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient numismatics MA 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/04
Classical Mythology 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/06
History of classical tradition 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/05
Greek and Latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/05
Historical linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Papyrology (MA) 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ANT/05
Religions of the classical world 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/06
c - 12 ECTS (6 + 6 ECTS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/04
Medieval history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/02
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
19th and 20th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Early christian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/06
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
Geography 6 40 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Germanic philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
Provencal Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Sanskrit language and literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/18
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Hebrew language and literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/08
History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
History of ancient philosophy (MA) 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/07
History of Italian language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/08
Indology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/18
Medieval Latin Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Medieval latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Medieval, humanistic and renaissance Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Modern italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Romance philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Teaching Italian Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
d - Moreover, the student must earn 6 ECTS (3 + 3 ECTS) in other training activities, which are assessed with a pass or fail score. These credits can be earned through the workshops proposed or approved by the degree programme, internships or a certificate of foreign languages knowledge (level B2).
e - The student also has 12 ECTS available for electives. These credits can be allocated to in-depth study of subjects already included in the study plan, within the maximum number of credits awarded by these courses, or they can be allocated to a course other than those included in the study the plan.
a - 6 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
greek Language 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
C.1 - 12 ECTS (6 + 6 ECTS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS OTHERS THAN THOSE ALREADY CHOSEN FROM A PREVIOUS GROUP
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient numismatics MA 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/04
Classical Mythology 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/06
Early christian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/06
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
greek Language 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
History of classical tradition 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/05
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Roman Art and Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/07
Sanskrit language and literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/18
Theatrical literature of ancient Greece 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Theoretical linguistics 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
Anthropology of the Ancient World 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/06
Archaeology in pre-roman Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
Archaeology of Magna Grecia 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
Economic and Social History of Classical Antiquity 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Etruscology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
Greek and Latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/05
Greek Art and Archaeology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Hebrew language and literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/08
Historical geography of the ancient world 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Historical linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
History of ancient philosophy (MA) 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/07
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/08
Indology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/18
Latin epigraphy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Medieval Latin Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Medieval latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Papyrology (MA) 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ANT/05
Religions of the classical world 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/06
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Teaching Latin Language and Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/04
Textual transmission of Greek literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/02
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 27 0 Italian Open sessions
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Milano
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