MA Degree in English and American Studies (EAS)
(curriculum of the second cycle degree in "LM-37 Lingue e Letterature Moderne", fully taught in English)
The 2-year MA program (Laurea magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, literatures and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.
Fully taught in English, the program prepares graduates who are professionally competent in English, and have acquired an in-depth understanding of literatures and cultures in English - i.e. British, North-American and postcolonial - as well as aspects of the history shaping those cultures.
This program is a curriculum of the graduate degree program ("laurea magistrale") in Lingue e Letterature Moderne (LM-37).
Candidates must have completed - prior to admission - at least a three-year university degree ("laurea o diploma universitario"). If issued abroad, the degree must come from an academically recognized institution, as per current regulations of admission to Italian universities. Minimum admission requirements include:
For candidates holding degrees obtained in the European Union:
- 16 ects credits ("cfu") in English language/linguistics
- 16 ects credits ("cfu") in British, English postcolonial or North American literatures
For candidates holding degrees obtained outside the European Union:
- The equivalent of at least 10% of the total degree credit load in English language/linguistics
- The equivalent of at least 10% of the total degree credit load in British, English postcolonial or North American literatures.
- An international certification (see footnote for list of accepted certifications and minimum scores requirements), certifying at least a CEF B2 level of English language proficiency. Language certification must be no more than three years old. 1
An admission committee will evaluate applications, based on curriculum and an interview.
1 Accepted language certifications for admission and minimum scores, if applicable:
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE). Minimum required score: 179 (B).
PTE General. Minimum required level: Level 3
PTE Academic. Minimum required score: 59
IELTS. Minimum required score: 5.5 out of 9.
TOEFL iBT. Minimum required score: 87 out of 120 (IbT)
Trinity College ISE II
(see for reference: http://www.examenglish.com/examscomparison.php)
Students in this program will take courses and exams in the following disciplines:
total credits in degree: 120
5 Film and Multimedia 6 Elective 4 Italian literature L-FIL-LET/10 L-FIL-LET/12 5 Comparative Literature L-FIL-LET/14 L-LIN/02 L-LIN/02 6 Internship Wherever course options of the second year are indicated (indicated as "OR" in the tables above), only ONE among the listed courses will be offered each year. Refer to the course listings on this website for detailed course offerings
North American Literature
North American History and Institutions
North American Literature
Approaches to Language Teaching
Approaches to Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
Film and Multimedia
Wherever course options of the second year are indicated (indicated as "OR" in the tables above), only ONE among the listed courses will be offered each year. Refer to the course listings on this website for detailed course offerings
Courses are taught over two semesters (October-December; February-May), Monday through Fridays, typically in the afternoons. Language laboratories ("lettorati") go from October through April/May.
Examination periods: January; May-June-July; September.
Course and schedule details are published before the start of the academic year on the departmental website: www.lingue.unito.it
Professional and academic placement
Graduates of this program are well placed for jobs as language teachers (details for minimum teaching credit requirements for state school teaching certification are published here:
http://www.lingue.unito.it/do/home.pl/View?doc=indicazioni_insegnamento.html); librarians and archival experts; education experts; job and education counsellors; copy-writers for advertising; linguists and philologists.
This MA degree ("laurea magistrale") fulfils the degree requirements to apply for admission to PhD programs, in Italy and internationally.
Application and deadlines
International applicants (i.e. nationals of a state other than Italy).
Then follow instructions based on your status, i.e. EU or EU_equivalent, or otherwise. You will then need to fill out an application for "Apply@UniTo - Master's Degree courses". Please do not send applications to this Department. All applications are handled through the apply@unito portal.
Cost of program and financial aid
Cost of program varies based on student's income, from approx 600 to 2000+ euro per academic year.
Details on university fees can be found here: http://en.unito.it/studying-unito/tuition-fees
The University of Torino offers several forms of financial aid. Details here: http://en.unito.it/studying-unito/scholarships-international-students
EDISU, the Regional Agency for the Right to Education of Piedmont, offers financial and housing assistance to university students. Visit their website at https://www.edisu.piemonte.it/en
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