Language Sciences , Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ca' Foscari University of Venice Italy

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2 Years

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About Language Sciences at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Academic Year: 2018/2019

Level of qualification:

Master's degree programme

Ministerial Degree Code:
LM-39 (Linguistics)


Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075, 30123 Venice
For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office,

Head of studies:

Prof. Carmel Mary Coonan (Teaching committee coordinator,

The Master’s Degree Programme in Language Sciences develops advanced linguistic and cultural understanding of the chosen foreign language and the ability to interact with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups. According to the chosen programme, students will be able to examine in depth: the historic-diachronic evolution of the chosen language (philological/informatic methods for the interpretation and editing of texts); the themes and didactic tools for teaching italian as a foreign language and foreign languages to italians; linguistic tools for the analysis of obstacles to language and the linguistic acquisition in cases of deafness; the formal analysis of language; languages, culture and literature of different phases of their development.

Languages that are active for this programme: 
Albanese,  Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese/Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, German.

Curricula available:

  • English Linguistics (Double Degree);
  • Language Sciences (fully taught in English).

Double/Joint Degree:

Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies with Otto-Friedrich Universität - Bamberg (Germany); Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria); Pécsi Tudományegyetem - Pécs (Hungary); Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France). Admission: selection process.

Furthermore, a convention with the Goethe-Universität di Francoforte is active, according to which the selected students of the two universities will have, on the conclusion of studies, a Double Degree: a «Master’s Degree in Science Languages» (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and a «Master of Arts in Italienstudien» (Goethe-Universität di Francoforte).

Double Degree admission requires a public preliminary selection process of candidates.

Access to the programme:

Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements.
Quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 6 places, among which 1 is reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme.

  • English Linguistics. Can only be accessed through selection process;
  • Double Degree «Master’s Degree in Science Languages» (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)e «Master of Arts in Italienstudien» (Goethe-Universität di Francoforte). Can only be accessed through selection process.

For further information
Degree programme website

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Notes about fees for this course

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 2061€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries ( 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements:

To be admitted to this Master's Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

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