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Postgraduate Degree in English and American Studies (EAS)

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.

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:

  • 18 credits in English language/linguistics
  • 18 credits in British, English postcolonial or North American literatures
    (no language certification is required)

  • 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, certifying at least a CEF B2 level of English language proficiency. Language certification must be no more than three years old. Accepted language certifications are:
    → Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
    → Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
    → Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE). Minimum required score: 173 (grade B)
    → PTE Academic. Minimum required score: 65
    → IELTS. Minimum required score: 6.5 out of 9, with no component lower than 5.5
    → TOEFL iBT. Minimum required score: 79 out of 120, with no component lower than 17
    → Trinity College ISE II

An admissions committee will evaluate applications, based on curriculum and an interview.

Students in this program will take courses and exams in the following disciplines:

total credits in degree: 120

disciplines  credits 
Teaching English as a Second Language 9
English/Postcolonial Literature 9
North American Literature 9
North American History and Institutions   9

Film and Multimedia
Digital Humanities
Italian Literature



disciplines  creditis 
Teaching English as a Second Language 9
English/Postcolonial literature 9
North American Literature 9



Approaches to Language Teaching 


Elective Lab
Italian for International Students

Final Thesis 15

Refer to the course listings on this website for detailed course syllabi

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:

Graduates of this program are well placed for jobs as language teachers in state and private schools (details for minimum teaching credit requirements for state school teaching certification are published here:; 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.

International applicants (i.e. applicants holding a BA degree from a non-Italian university):

Full information:
Then follow instructions based on your status, i.e. EU or EU_equivalent, or otherwise.

Please do not send applications to this Department. All applications are handled through the apply@unito portal.

Applicants holding a BA degree from an Italian university:

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:

The University of Torino offers several forms of financial aid. Details here:

EDISU, the Regional Agency for the Right to Education of Piedmont, offers financial and housing assistance to university students. Visit their website at

Graduate Program Director:
Andrea Carosso

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