Bachelor's Degree Programme in
Language, Civilisation and the Science of Language

Academic year 2024/2025

Degree-seeking students: apply

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

L-11 (Modern Languages and Civilisations)






Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

  • Ca’ Bernardo, Dorsoduro 3199, 30123 Venice (Italy)
  • Palazzo Cosulich, Dorsoduro 1405, 30123 Venice (Italy)
  • Ca’ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075, 30123 Venice (Italy)

For further information please contact the Campus at

Head of studies

Prof.ssa Luisa Ruvoletto (Teaching Committee Coordinator,


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.

Access to the programme

Open admission.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 12 seats, of which 1 is reserved for a Chinese student 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.

To study English or Anglo-American language it is required, at enrollment to have a certified knowledge of English language at least at B2 level.
To study German language it is required, at the start of the lessons, to have language knowledge at least at B1 level.

The student will not be required to show any certification or pass any entry test.
More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to the 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

This Degree programme provides a solid training in two foreign languages chosen among the sixteen languages offered. The linguistic skills vary (from B1 to C1) according to the chosen language and are completed by additional skills depending on the chosen curriculum. 

There are three curricula:

  1. the Literatures and Culture curriculum develops the student’s knowledge of contemporary and classic literature and culture in the two chosen languages, skills in the analysis of literary texts and in understanding how they relate to their own context.
  2. the Linguistics, Philology and Language Teaching Research curriculum develops the student’s knowledge of language structures, in particular of the chosen languages, and skills in theoretical and applied linguistic, philology and language teaching.
  3. the International Politics curriculum develops the student’s knowledge of history and culture, policies and international relations, and historical and political dynamics of international and economic systems.

Languages for which teaching is active:

  • three-year languages: Albanese, Anglo-American, Catalan, Czech, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Hispano-American, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, German.
  • one-year languages: Basque, Bulgarian and tactile Italian Sign Language.


  • International Politics
  • Linguistics, Philology and Language Teaching Research
  • Literatures and Culture

Examination assessment and graduation

The 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 acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during the entire university career.
The degree exam consists in preparing a paper/thesis, evaluated according to methods similar to those of written exams but not in the presence of the student. The supervisor may require an oral discussion of the paper/thesis, in case he/she considers it to be necessary.

Access to further studies

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

Occupational profiles

Below is a list of some of the career opportunities, by sector, open to graduating students from the various fields of study:

  • Communication and public relations:


    • Journalist (following enrolment in the press association in compliance with Law 69/1963);
    • Internal communications manager in multicultural contexts;
    • Foreign business communications officer;
    • Corporate language consultant.


  • Information Communication Technology:


    • Multimedia copy writer (linguistic and cultural support and consultancy for web designing)


  • Linguistic and cultural mediation:


    • Reception, placement and training in Italian language and culture for foreigners;
    • technical and cultural support (language support, collaboration for the development of special initiatives in cultural contexts);
    • communication support for individuals who are deaf or with speech and language disorders;
    • translation and publishing activities (including multimedia);
    • cultural teaching (linguistic and cultural mediation);
    • documentation (production, collection and dissemination of information in foreign languages);
    • linguistic mediation in schools.


  • Tourism, hospitality and leisure:


    • Tour guide (after passing the tour guide licensing test held by the Provincial authorities);
    • International conference organiser;
    • Travel designer;
    • Cultural tourist operator;
    • Operator in the accessible tourism sector (for people with sensory disabilities such as deafness).