Admission requirements

For Academic year 2018/19, admission onto the Master’s Degree programme in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature requires:

  • an adequate personal preparation, verified through the possession of a minimum degree grade
  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
  • understanding of English language at level B2: the list of certifications and cases of exemption are available on the dedicated web page. Each knowledge will be verified by the office at the moment of enrolment.

Matriculation onto the Master’s Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the above requirements.

For the evaluation of admission requirements, students must fill in the specific online auto-certification: results will be published in the “Evaluation Results” section of this website.

Applicable periods for completing the auto-certification and result publication dates are indicated in the specific section.

Minimum curricular requirements

Literature and Culture Curriculum, English Studies and American Studies course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/11 American language and literatures
    • L-LIN/12 English language

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/10 English literature
    • L-LIN/11 American language and literatures

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/10 and L-LIN/11 (English literature, American language and literatures), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that English language and American language are considered equivalent.

Literature and Culture Curriculum, French studies course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24

    • ECTSL-LIN/04 Language and Translation - French

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/03 French Literature

Literature and Culture Curriculum, German Studies Course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 

    • ECTSL-LIN/14 Language and Translation - German

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/13 German Literature

Literature and Culture Curriculum, Iberian Studies course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24

    • ECTSL-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/07 Language and Translation - Spanish
    • L-LIN/09 Language and Translation - Portuguese and Brazilian

  • In literary field: minimum 12

    • ECTSL-LIN/05 Spanish Literature
    • L-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/08 Portuguese and Brazilian Literature

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/05 and L-LIN/06 (Spanish Literature, Hispano-American Language and Literature), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that Spanish Literature and Hispano-American Language and Literature are considered equivalent.

Literature and Culture Curriculum, Slavic and Balkan Studies Course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24

    • ECTSL-LIN/18 Albanese Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/20 Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

  • In literary field: minimum 12

    • ECTSL-LIN/18 Albanese Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/20 Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

Curriculum Joint Degree English and American Literary and Cultural Studies

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24

    • ECTSL-LIN/11 American language and literatures
    • L-LIN/12 English language

  • In literary field: minimum 12

    • ECTSL-LIN/10 English literature
    • L-LIN/11 American language and literatures

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/10 and L-LIN/11 (English literature, American language and literatures), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that English language and American language are considered equivalent.

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

Double Degree in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24

    • ECTSL-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/07 Language and Translation - Spanish
    • L-LIN/09 Language and Translation - Portuguese and Brazilian

  • In literary field: minimum 12

    • ECTSL-LIN/05 Spanish Literature
    • L-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/08 Portuguese and Brazilian Literature

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/05 and L-LIN/06 (Spanish Literature, Hispano-American Language and Literature), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that Spanish Literature and Hispano-American Language and Literature are considered equivalent.

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

Curriculum Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24

    • ECTSL-LIN/04 Language and Translation - French

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/03 French Literature

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricula requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or other universities.

Personal preparation

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the linguistic and literary disciplines

Personal preparation will be verified by the Didactic College through the evaluation of CV and Cover Letter.

Students who have achieved a minimum degree grade equal to 90/110 are normally considered in possession of personal preparation.

Online application for auto-certification of admission requirements

There are three evaluation sessions provided:

Session Filling in of Self Certification Publication of Results
1st session Wednesday 2nd May - Monday 4th June 2018 Friday 22nd June 2018
2nd session Tuesday 11th July - Monday 27th August 2018 Friday 14th September 2018
3th session Tuesday 3rd October - Monday 5th November 2018 Friday 23rd November 2018

The verification of admission requirements can be carried out prior to completing all the required exams or to having graduated.

Before proceeding with the self certification of admission requirements, remember to arrange it in electronic format:

  • auto-certification of the degree with signed exams (in which the following is indicated: University where degree was carried out, classes and degree programme, degree data and marks, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and weighted credits). Check whether the auto-certification, completed with all the above information, can be printed from the personal area of the provincial University’s website; alternatively, use the model of auto-certification present on this page;
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption
  • CV and Cover Letter for verification of your personal preparation

Students and particular cases

If you participate in the evaluation as a student, during the completion of the self certification you must substitute the degree grade with the weighted average of the exams you have taken, and the degree self certification with the self certification of enrolment onto exams.

If you are a student on a degree programme of the Old Order (before D.M. 509/99), you must fill in the self certification of requirements online, skipping over the part dedicated to inserting your curriculum requirements.

If you have achieved a qualification abroad you must not no the self-certification online, instead you must verify the possession of curricular requirements and personal preparation by accessing the specific online procedure of evaluation.

Access to the application

The procedure is not yet available: filling in the self-certification can only be carried out during the period indicated above.

Evaluation Outcome: possible cases

The result of the evaluation will be published on the website: in cases of success you may proceed directly to enrolment.

Access will not be permitted if:

  • you are not in possession of personal preparation, you must fill in the self-certification online again to participate in a new evaluation session;
  • the inserted curricula requirements do not total the amount of credits required, you must collect them by taking part in single courses (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or another University. Once you have obtained them, you may proceed with enrolment without accessing a new online application for self-certification of admission requirements;
  • the results lack either curricula requirements or personal preparation, you may proceed with enrolment only after having obtained the requirements by undertaking the single courses and verifying personal preparation with success by participating in a new evaluation session;

If you do not have possession of certificated understanding of English language at B2 level, once you have obtained the requirements you can proceed with enrolment without accessing a new online application for self-certification of admission requirements: you must insert the useful documentation to demonstrate linguistic understanding during the completion of the online application and enrolment.

Last update: 06/11/2018