Academic year 2017/2018

ITALIAN STUDIES Degree Program Profile

Basic Information

Qualification awarded

Master Degree in ITALIAN STUDIES

Qualification Type/Level

EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6

Number of Years/credits

2 years; 120 ECTS

Mode of Study

Full-Time/Part-Time*

*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. GIUSEPPA MARIA GABRIELLA ALBANESE
Email gabriella.albanese@unipi.it

Department of FILOLOGIA, LETTERATURA E LINGUISTICA

Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Gabriella Albanese
Email gabriella.albanese@unipi.it

Language of Teaching

Italian

Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
For further informations: http://www.fileli.unipi.it/ital/requisiti-di-accesso/

Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences

The Laurea Magistrale degree in ITALIANISTICA (ITALIAN STUDIES) aims to train graduates who have:

specialized knowledge, including theoretical, comparative and plurilingual perspective, about the characters and the history of the Italian language and literature, about the historical, cultural and anthropological context in which Italian literary civilization has developed from its origins to today, gaining a knowledge based on a systematic direct relationship with the texts;
full mastery of the methodologies and tools of romance philology, medieval and humanistic philology and Italian philology, as well as those related to Italian language history studies for graduates who choose the philological-linguistic curriculum;
full mastery of the methodologies and tools of literary criticism, with insights into medieval, modern and contemporary Italian literature for graduates who choose the critical-literary curriculum;
ability to use the tools and web resources in their specific field of expertise;
good knowledge of at least one language of the European Union beyond Italian, with full knowledge of the specific disciplinary vocabulary.

Required knowledge and competences support programmes

Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
For further informations: http://www.fileli.unipi.it/ital/requisiti-di-accesso/

General Information

Programme Profile

The Laurea Magistrale degree in ITALIANISTICA / ITALIAN STUDIES (class LM-14 Modern Philology) is part of the degree program offered by Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Pisa and consists of two curricula:

- "Philological-Linguistic" curriculum
- "Critical-Literary" curriculum.

Key Learning Outcomes

ITALIAN STUDIES

Occupational Profile/s of Graduates

Graduates in ITALIANISTICA / ITALIAN STUDIES will have full requirements for post-lauream training in secondary high school education. Graduates will also be able to exercise high responsibilities in the cultural and editorial sectors; in specific institutions such as archives, libraries, public administration, cultural centers, foundations; in organizations and units of study in public and private institutions.

Access to further study

The Laurea Magistrale degree in ITALIANISTICA allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.

Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading

Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).

**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.

Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification

For further informations, please read the complete regulation text:

http://www.fileli.unipi.it/ital/regolamento/

Course structure diagram

Available courses