Academic year: 2019/2020

Level of qualification

Master's degree programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-39 (Linguistics)


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.

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Double/Joint Degree

Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies with Otto-Friedrich Universität - Bamberg (Germany); Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria); Pécsi Tudományegyetem - Pécs (Hungary); Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France). Admission: selection process.

Furthermore, a convention with the Goethe-Universität di Francoforte is active, according to which the selected students of the two universities will have, on the conclusion of studies, a Double Degree: a «Master’s Degree in Science Languages» (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and a «Master of Arts in Italienstudien» (Goethe-Universität di Francoforte).

Double Degree admission requires a public preliminary selection process of candidates.


Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075, 30123 Venice
For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office,

Head of studies

Prof. Carmel Mary Coonan (Teaching committee coordinator,


Italian and English

Access to the programme

Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements.
Quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 1 is reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme.

  • English Linguistics. Can only be accessed through selection process;
  • Double Degree «Master’s Degree in Science Languages» (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)e «Master of Arts in Italienstudien» (Goethe-Universität di Francoforte). Can only be accessed through selection process.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Master's Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s Degree Programme develops advanced linguistic and cultural understanding of the chosen foreign language and the ability to interact with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups. According to the chosen programme, students will be able to examine in depth: the historic-diachronic evolution of the chosen language (philological/informatic methods for the interpretation and editing of texts); the themes and didactic tools for teaching italian as a foreign language and foreign languages to italians; linguistic tools for the analysis of obstacles to language and the linguistic acquisition in cases of deafness; the formal analysis of language; languages, culture and literature of different phases of their development.

Languages that are active for this programme: 
Albanese, Czech, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese/Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, German.

Curricula available

  • English Linguistics (Double Degree);
  • Language Sciences (fully taught in English).

Occupational profiles

Students that undertake the Master’s Degree programme in Language Sciences will be able to take on assignments with high responsibility, in the context of language education, including those within the framework of cultural services connected to the multilinguistic and multicultural character of the society; coordination activities in permanent linguistic training programmes and the reception and training in italian of foreign students in schools; specialised consultation activities in the sectors of editing and multimedia communication; coordination and teaching Italian to foreigners in the Italian cultural institutes abroad; activities, with roles of elevated responsibility, in the fields of public utility revolving around the intercultural community; professional activities of specialised staff and consultants in medical research (speech, speech therapy, audiological and Neurolinguistics); activities, with roles of elevated responsibility, in the fields of cooperation and international institutes; they will furthermore be able to follow their Master’s and PhD studies. Students will be able to predict teaching in schools as an occupation, once having completed the process of obtaining a teaching qualification and passed the necessary exams provided by law.



Examination assessment and graduation

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Last update: 17/04/2019