Academic Year: 2023/2024

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code

L-10 (Humanities)


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

Double/Joint Degree

Double degree in Italian Studies – Italian Studies and History of Art with the University College London.
Admission: Selection carried out by UCL


Department of Humanities, Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice (Italy)
For further information please contact the Humanities Campus,

Head of Studies

Prof. Cristiano Lorenzi (Teaching Committee Coordinator



Access to the programme

Open admission.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 7 seats, of which 4 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

To access the course, a previous suitable background is required. Each curriculum requires specific knowledge, which the student should have before enrolling the university in order to attend the course successfully. This knowledge may be verified before enrolling.

If the result of the test is negative, the student can enroll, but they receive a supplementary required exam (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in their background through specific activities organized by the University.

More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.

Course overview

The course offers a basic training with a historic-methodological approach (particularly linguistic, philological, literary and historic) focusing on the linguistic history and the figurative/literary culture of the ancient Mediterranean and Europe from Medieval times to the present day (with specific attention to the Italian rule and more generally the Romanic one).

The course is divided into two curricula (Science of the Literary Text and Communication / Antiquity), which differ thematically (the first devoted to medieval and modern literature and philology, the second to studies on Greco-Latin and Mediterranean antiquity), and share not only certain subject areas, but also methodologies (applied to differentiated diachronic fields) and scientific motivations.

Curricula available

  • Antiquity
  • Science of the Literary Text and Communication

Occupational profiles

The Bachelor’s Degree programme offers a basic training that guarantees students the foundation for pursuing postgraduate studies; furthermore, the acquired skills allow students to offer their professional collaboration to public and private bodies that deal with: professional training, digital and print publishing, communication and the evaluation of cultural heritage.



Examination assessment and graduation

Learning activities comprise taught courses, tests/seminars, workshop-based activities and internships; acquisition of competencies is tested by means of written and oral exams.

The degree exam consists in a writing a paper that will be evaluated by the supervisor on a theme of relevance to the contents of their studies (in the form of a critical re-examination of a problem, an annotated bibliography, a partial/complete critical edition or analysis of a text, a source or a historical/modern documentary corpus). The written exam will be in Italian except in special cases determined by the candidate with the supervisors and submitted to the Teaching Committee. No specific graphic presentation or number of lines is expected.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level) and Master's Degree Programmes

Last update: 22/11/2023