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
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Bruna Pieri
Language Italian

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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