Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity

Facciata
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
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)

Application and admission: Open, subject to entry requirements.

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test.

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, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia), as well as Switzerland. 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.

Recommended, not mandatory

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 Undefined
a.1 - 12 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Historical geography of the ancient world 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Latin epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/03
Economic and socilal history of the ancient world 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
b - 12 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
ATTENZIONE: SONO IN ALTERNATIVA TRA LORO:
- FILOLOGIA GRECO-LATINA CON STORIA DELLA TRADIZIONE CLASSICA
- RELIGIONI DEL MONDO CLASSICO CON MITOLOGIA CLASSICA
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient numismatics 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/04
Classical Mythology 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/06
Historical linguistics 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
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
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 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
19th and 20th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/02
Germanic philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
Hebrew language and literature 6 40 Italian First semester L-OR/08
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/02
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Provencal Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Sanskrit language and literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/18
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Early christian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/06
Geography 6 40 Italian Second semester M-GGR/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 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 philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
Teaching Italian Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
d - Rientra nel percorso didattico l'acquisizione di ulteriori 6 CFU, in due diverse unità da 3 CFU ciascuna, in altre attività formative, che sono valutate con giudizio di approvato / non approvato. Tali CFU possono essere acquisiti nell'ambito dei laboratori proposti o autorizzati dal corso di laurea, in stage di formazione al lavoro, o come accertamento della conoscenza della lingua francese o tedesca (livello B2).
e - Lo studente ha inoltre a disposizione altri 12 crediti, di cui può liberamente disporre. Tali crediti possono essere destinati a incrementare l'impegno in alcuni degli insegnamenti già scelti all'interno del piano di studio, sempre all'interno del numero massimo di crediti erogati da tali insegnamenti; possono essere altresì destinati a aggiungere un insegnamento a quelli previsti dal piano.
a - 6 CFU IN UNA DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
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 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE, SE NON GIA' SOSTENUTE NEI GRUPPI PRECEDENTI
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient numismatics 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/04
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
Hebrew language and literature 6 40 Italian First semester L-OR/08
Historical geography of the ancient world 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Historical linguistics 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
History of classical tradition 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/05
Latin epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/03
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Roman archaeology and history of art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/07
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
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 of Magna Grecia 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archeology and history of Greek art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/07
Archeology in pre-roman Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/06
Early christian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/06
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
Economic and socilal history of the ancient world 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 history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
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
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
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 Undefined
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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