Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity

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Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity
Course sheet
A.Y. 2022/2023
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.

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The Department supports students' international mobility, through:
- Erasmus+ 'call for study': thanks to agreements signed by the Department with some UE Universities (Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Czech republic, Spain, Hungary, to which Swiss confederation and United Kingdom must be added), students can apply for about 40 fellowships. Funding allows students for study-abroad experiences (courses and exams) that will be recognized by Unimi, if they comply with the 'learning agreement' that must be signed before departure and approved by the Department's Erasmus committee.
- Erasmus+ 'Traineeship': funding allows students to do traineeships based at UE academic or research institutions (Swiss confederation included). Applicants to the Summer call should identify a host institution autonomously, whereas the Fall call offers traineeships based on the agreements signed by Unimi, among which some are offered by the Department.
- 'Thesis abroad' programme: funding allows students of Master degree to can carry out their thesis work at academic and research institutions abroad, with no geographical restriction.
Attending courses is strongly recommended. However, each course offers an ad-hoc syllabus for non-attending students. Workshop attendance is mandatory.
Enrolment
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 archaeology)
- 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)


Proficiency in English at a B1 level or higher, under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is required for admission.
The B1-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission as follows:
- Language certificate at or above B1, obtained no more than three years earlier. For the list of language certificates recognized by the University please review: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267/). The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme through SLAM courses and tests. The test must have been passed within the last four years. It will be assessed administratively, without the applicant having to attach any certificates;
- Placement Test delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM), which will take place according to the schedule posted to the website: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267/
All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.
Candidates who do not sit or pass the placement test will have until 31 December 2022 to obtain and submit a recognized certificate to SLAM.
Students who do not meet the requirement by 31 December will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme and may not sit further tests.

In order to be admitted to academic year 2022-2023, candidates must meet all admission requirements (degree, any single exams, English language proficiency) by December 31, 2022.
The application for admission to the Master's degree programme must be submitted no later than August 26, 2022.
Enrolment will be open from April 1 to September 30, 2022, while those who graduate by December 31, 2022 must enrol by January 16, 2023.

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 15/03/2022 to 26/08/2022

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022


Attachments and documents

Admission notice


Please note

Non-EU visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 31 May 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated and it will in no case be possible to request the refund of the admission fee.

Programme description and courses list
Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek Literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Latin Literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
English Proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
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
Anthropology of The Ancient World 6 40 Italian First semester M-STO/06
Classical Mythology 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/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
Archaelogy and History of The Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
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 Christianity 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 Epigraphy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Greek History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Hebrew Language and Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-OR/08
Historical Linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
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
New Testament 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/06
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
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
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
a.1 - 12 ECTS (6 + 6 ECTS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek Epigraphy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Greek History 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
Geography 6 40 Italian Over several sessions M-GGR/01
History of Medieval Art 9 60 Italian Over several sessions L-ART/01
Medieval History 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/01
Modern History 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/02
Cultural Anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
Germanic Philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Sanskrit Language and Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/18
19th and 20th Century Italian Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
Archaelogy and History of The Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/05
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 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
New Testament 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/06
Philosophy of Language 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/05
Provencal Literature 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.
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final Exam 27 0 Italian Open sessions
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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