2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Philology, Literature and Classical Tradition

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 0970
Degree Programme Class LM-15 - Ancient philology, literature and history
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Bruna Pieri
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Curricular requirements, assessment of personal competencies and skills
To be able to profitably follow the 2nd cycle degree programme in Philology, Literature and Classical Tradition, students must possess the following skills:
- Ability to communicate correctly and effectively, orally and in written form, in both Italian and at least one European Union language (to level B1)
- Ability to gather, classify and summarise historical, literary, artistic and bibliographical data and information from heterogeneous sources
- Basic skills in the analysis and interpretation of key historical, political, economic, social and cultural facts of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds
- Basic skills in the analysis and interpretation of artistic artefacts of the ancient Greek and/or Roman, medieval and/or modern and/or contemporary worlds, also related to their historical and geographical contexts and their conservation and appreciation over time
- In-depth synchronic and/or diachronic knowledge of the vocabulary, forms, structures and functions of the Italian language
- Strong skills in the analysis, commentary and interpretation of texts in the Italian language, also related to their historical and geographical contexts and their transmission and use over time
- Basic synchronic and/or diachronic knowledge of the vocabulary, forms, structures and functions of Latin
- Basic skills in the analysis, commentary, translation and interpretation of texts in Latin, also related to their historical and geographical contexts and their transmission and use over time
- Basic synchronic and/or diachronic knowledge of the vocabulary, forms, structures and functions of ancient Greek
- Basic skills in the analysis, commentary, translation and interpretation of texts in ancient Greek, also related to their historical and geographical contexts and their transmission and use over time
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the following requirements (1) and the assessment of personal competencies and skills (2).
(1) The admission requirements are the following:
A) A 1st cycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:
Pursuant to D.M. 270/04:
L-1 (Cultural Heritage), L-3 (Drama, Art and Music Studies and Fashion), L-5 (Philosophy), 6 (Geography), L-10 (Arts), L-11 (Modern Languages and Cultures), L-12 (Linguistic Mediation), L-19 (Education Sciences), L-20 (Communication Science), L-42 (History)
Pursuant to D.M. 509/99:
Class 3 (Linguistic Mediation Sciences), Class 5 (Arts), Class 11 (Modern Languages and Cultures), Class 13 (Cultural Heritage Sciences), Class 14 (Communication Sciences), Class 18 (Education Sciences), Class 23 (Drama, Art and Music Studies and Fashion Sciences and Technologies), Class 29 (Philosophy), Class 30 (Geographical Sciences), Class 38 (Historical Sciences),
B) They must have acquired at least:
5 CFU in subject area L-FIL-LET/02,
5 CFU in subject area L-FIL-LET/04,
5 CFU in subject area L-FIL-LET/05 and/or L-FIL-LET/02 and/or L-FIL-LET/04,
10 CFU in subject area L-ANT/02 and/or L-ANT/03,
5 CFU in subject area L-FIL-LET/10 and/or L-FIL-LET/11,
5 CFU in L-ANT/07 and/or L-ART/01 and/or L-ART/02 and/or L-ART/03.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme for graduates not meeting the aforementioned requirements is subordinate to the decision of a Board, following its assessment of the candidate by interview to ascertain the possession of the required knowledge and skills. Accepted candidates will then be admitted to the assessment of personal competencies and skills. The Board, appointed by the Degree Programme Board, will establish a calendar for the interviews, which will be published on the School website. Interviews will be held between September and December.
(2) Graduates with a final degree score of at least 70/110 will automatically be deemed to have passed the assessment of personal competencies and skills.
Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme for graduates with a degree score of less than 70/110 is subordinate to assessment by the Board, which ascertains the possession of the curricular requirements through an interview.
A special Admissions session may be held for international students, with a Board appointed to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills; this session will be compatible with the schedule established in the call for applications for study grants (which indicatively expires in May).
International students who pass the above-mentioned assessment are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for other students.
Note:
For students in possession of qualifications obtained abroad, the Degree Programme Board shall verify compliance with the admission requirements (compatibility of the qualification to the listed degree classes, assessment of the curriculum, credits and learning outcomes compared to the listed skills and subject areas, final grade) based on the candidate's curriculum, and, where required, an interview to assess personal competencies and skills. Interviews may also be held remotely (skype, etc.).

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Philology, Literature and Classical Tradition provides students with specialist competences in classical studies. These competences, learned through a range of different approaches and perspectives, develop skills that can be applied to many public (museums, research, teaching) and private sectors (cultural bodies, publishing, private schools).
Through seminars and workshops designed to develop critical autonomy, students learn the skills required to organise their own work, manage their own research, and the efficiently and confidently present their results in public. Using an approach aiming to assess not only results but also processes, students acquire the skills to organise, plan and develop projects autonomously, going beyond mere humanistic knowledge and being able to tackle complex professional fields with a strong sense of discipline, critical spirit and attention to detail.
In this 2nd cycle programme, students gain a command of the linguistic and philological tools required to place texts in their specific contexts (learning area 1, epistemology, history, philology): students will use these skills to develop the indispensable ability to focus and visualise topics and problems in a philological, linguistic, literary and historical perspective. These skills are fundamental to any future career opportunity, particularly in philological and linguistic fields.
Learning diversified methodologies and strategies (learning area 2, methodology and communication), students will demonstrate their ability to tackle new and unexplored questions with critical autonomy, analysing philological, literary and historical problems with insight and flexibly designing projects to enhance, promote and communicate humanistic cultures. These competences are fundamental in high-profile professional careers, such as including editor in the publishing world.
The ability to develop topics and concepts in a synchronic and diachronic perspective (learning area 3, specific and interdisciplinary skills) helps students to focus on both processes and results, directly checking the contingencies and developments of their own knowledge: this allows them to catalogue, distinguish, broaden and narrow their own horizons, including the review of secondary and peer interlocutors, an indispensable skill for all promoters, officers and curators of museums and other cultural institutions.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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