Master’s degrees (no longer running)

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Master's degree in European History and Geography Course partially running (all years except the first)
The objectives of this post-graduate course in the History and Geography of Europe are the following:
- provide students with advanced competencies in the methodologies of the study of history and geography as well as research techniques needed for the collection and the analytical application of various sources: e.g. archives, bibliographies and maps which are also useful in the description and analysis of the territory. In this way students can gain independence in their abilities to critically study and do research in the field of history and geography by including them in a broader and more interdisciplinary context;
- provide in-depth specialisation concerning the most significant moments in Europe’s medieval, modern and contemporary history. The area of study will widen to include countries beyond Europe’s borders in particular North America. At the same time the course aims to provide specialisation in various areas of the field of Geography; that is, the physical, anthropic, economic and political geography of Europe as found in the continent’s diversified territories, as well as in relation to countries outside Europe. In this regard it is of primary importance that the graduates are fluent in both writing and speaking at least one language of the European Union other than Italian, and this should include a certain proficiency in the micro language of the subject area in question;
- develop the ability to make presentations concerning one’s own research to groups of both specialists and non-specialists;
- develop the ability to work independently with computerised instruments and procedures in the collection and analysis of data, and ultimately its elaboration into complex texts in both digital and traditional formats.
Master's degree in Linguistics Course partially running (all years except the first)

The Master's degree in Linguistics aims to prepare graduates capable of making the most of metalinguistic analysis in teaching, in research and in its application concerning socially relevant linguistic issues such as, for example: language pathologies, linguistic integration of immigrants, and analytical assessment of linguistic documents. These objectives will be achieved by way of: a) in-depth study of advanced and up-to-date linguistic theories and methodologies that are integrated with a general knowledge of epistemology and psychology, b) the application of these theories to specific linguistic problems in Italy as well as other European Union countries. With this goal in mind, the post-graduate course guarantees the acquisition of at least on European language other than Italian at an upper-intermediate level.

 

In the academic year 2014/2015 most courses will be held in English, and those dealing with other languages will be held in their respective languages (e.g., German linguistics will be held in German). For further information, see the programme of each separate course.

Postgraduate Degree in Art Studies Course partially running (all years except the first)
Students in this course learn about content, methods and techniques of art history.
The study of art history is divided into the following periods: Greco-Roman, medieval, modern and contemporary. This presents a wide scope that connects well with literary and historical studies.
Learning takes place within an interdisciplinary academic framework so that students can extend and deepen the knowledge and understanding gained during their Bachelor degree. It provides an introduction to advanced methods and techniques for understanding works of art and archaeological excavations, as well as the importance of documents and related materials. The acquisition of these methods may be facilitated by internships and apprenticeships in workshops, artistic or archaeological structures, and may be in collaboration with other universities, organisations or government departments either in Italy or abroad.
Students will also learn about the main technological tools used to assist study and research, in particular regarding the cataloguing and documentation of historical and artistic heritage and its contexts.
Educational objectives: Students will obtain specific expertise in art history, from its origins until the present day, with deeper knowledge in ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary art as well as museology and art criticism.
Master's degree in Fine Arts and Archaeology Course not running
Graduates will obtain instruction in new methods and techniques concerning the study of art and archaeology.
Knowledge acquisition will come about by way of working within an interdisciplinary framework of scientific research in order to extend and further develop the in-depth knowledge and ability to understand already established during the students’ undergraduate studies. The course begins with the application of advanced methods and techniques of analysis of art works as well as archaeological surveys, discovery and documentation an analysis of materials. The acquisition of these methods will be facilitated by apprenticeship work organised in laboratories and in areas of artistic and archaeological interest in collaboration with other universities, Associations and governmental bodies, both in Italy and abroad. The course syllabus can also be completed by attending pre-established lessons in the Humanities Doctoral program, which are open to graduate students as well.
The study of Art History will not be limited to the most important works of art, but a great deal of attention will be dedicated to the vast repertoire of archived documents as well as minor works of art such as glyptography, jewellery. The study will be articulated into the following historical periods: Greco-Roman, medieval, modern and contemporary. They offer a wide and well-established knowledge base that is integrated by the fields of history and literature.
The syllabus by the professors of antique literature will favour the comprehension of works by the principal authors as well as the ability to uncover in traditional literature the key to their interpretation. This strong connection with the study of history should develop the ability to evaluate the literature not only aesthetically but also historically, socially and economically.
The analysis of monuments and findings will also include the study of the inscriptions that are present. The courses will provide opportunities to learn how to use the instruments of information technology to elaborate images and texts.
The post-graduate course is not divided into separate curricula. Depending on the student’s curriculum choice the graduate can follow specific courses relative to the various epochs in Archaeology and Art History or a strong diachronic study on the basis of one’s personal academic background. In the field of Archaeology a choice is offered among primarily the classical period, oriental history or early history. The syllabus of ancient history allows for an in-depth study of important issues in the History of Art such as increasing the value of the classical period of art, or uncovering the presence of Egyptian or middle eastern patterns in modern art. The archaeological approach opens new routes towards an awareness of medieval, modern and contemporary art since it is not limited to the study of antiquity but rather comprises the Medieval period right up to the contemporary period.
The first year exams can earn 48 cfu, which are in common to post-graduate classes 2 and 89. The exams that are in common to the two post-graduate classes are primarily concerned with methodology, Museology, art criticism and art restoration. Moreover there are exams on classical archaeology and medieval art, which focus on the connection between the ancient and modern epochs.
In the second year graduates that intend to earn the post-graduate diploma 2 in Archaeology will gain knowledge in ancient history and in techniques of archaeology, while those that intend to earn the post-graduate diploma 89 will gain the opportunity to specialize in the History of both Modern and Contemporary Art.
Furthermore, all graduates will have at their disposal a wide range of choice among disciplines that will allow for an in-depth study of the specific field of study relevant to the topic of the post-graduate thesis.
When enrolling for the course the graduate must specify the curriculum he intends to follow and the choice will be considered definitive when enrolling as a second-year student. Along with the definitive choice the curriculum must be presented for approval by the appropriate board of degree course. The curriculum must be relevant to the post-graduate thesis that will be presented.
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