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Language, Civilisation and the Science of Language (Bachelor's Degree)

Ca' Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Humanities, Languages
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 1 844 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Jan
to
Dec

Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 650

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 

September

Level of entry: 

A Level

This degree programme provides a solid training in two foreign languages chosen among the seventeen 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. 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. 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. 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..

Curricula:

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

Language courses available:

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

 

This First Cycle Degree Programme will provide a solid basic grounding in two foreign languages and an intermediate-level knowledge of English, as well as specific skills related to the curriculum chosen.

Curricula:

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

Language courses available:

  • Three-year courses: Albanian, American English, Catalan, Czech, French, German, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Latin American Spanish, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish.
  • Single module courses: Bulgarian, tactile Italian Sign Language and Basque.

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.

 

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

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).

Entry requirements

Entry qualification: High school / secondary education (or higher)

Language requirements

Italian

B2 level is required.

As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CERT.IT
  • CILS
  • PLIDA

Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.

English

B1 level of English language is also required.

We accept the following international exams:

  • IELTS 4.0-5.0
  • TOEFL iBT 57-86

Please notice that students lacking certification in English will be required to fulfill the requirement in the first year of studies.
Access to this programme is unrestricted.

In order to enrol to this degree programme, students must present a certified knowledge of English at least at B1 level.

Students interested in the study of the German language must present a certified knowledge of Germanaat least at B1 level. Students interested in the study of the English /Angloamerican language must present a certified knowledge of English at least at B2 level. Access to this programme is unrestricted. In order to enrol to this degree programme, students must present a certified knowledge of English at least at B1 level. Students interested in the study of the German language must present a certified knowledge of Germanaat least at B1 level. Students interested in the study of the English /Angloamerican language must present a certified knowledge of English at least at B2 level.

 

Admission criteria: 

Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.

Students coming from countries where admission test to university is compulsory, must also submit a certificate attesting that they have passed it (i.e. Concurso Vestibular, Gao Kao minimum score 380, Pruebas de Selectividad, Veveosi Prosvasis, ecc.).

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school/university. If yours is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalized or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy. Documents issued by European countries joining international conventions (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Latvia, Estonia and Germany) are exempt from legalization or Apostille.
You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 1844€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 1900€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 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.