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.
Specialist in English language and literatures and cultures in English
Graduates of LM-37 English and American Studies may hold positions of responsibility in cultural organization and management, publishing, and intercultural communication. Graduates with sufficient credits in the appropriate sub-fields will be able, as per the current legislation, to participate in the admission tests for secondary education training coursees.
Graduates in English and American Studies will have a thorough knowledge of the English language and linguistics, history, culture and of the literatures expressed in this language.
Graduates will be able to seek occupation in the fields of publishing (editors, proofreaders), and cultural organization (curators, artistic directors, cultural foundations.) Graduates will have the skills to be candidates for professional placement in fields for which speciﬁc skills in linguistics are required. Graduates with sufficient credits in the appropriate sub-fields will be able, as per the current legislation, to participate in the admission tests for secondary education training courses. Graduates may also pursue third level education in Ph.D programs in the humanities.
This program prepares for the following professions (ISTAT coding):
184.108.40.206.0 Public relations, image and related professions specialists.
220.127.116.11.3 Advertising copy editors.
18.104.22.168.0 Senior interpreters and translators
22.214.171.124.2 Text editors
Film and Multimedia Elective Approaches to Language Teaching Internship
Teaching English as a Second Language
North American Literature
North American History and Institutions
Teaching English as a Second Language
North American Literature
Italian for International Students
Refer to the course listings on this website for detailed course syllabi
Film and Multimedia
Approaches to Language Teaching
Career plan ("piano carriera") for 2023-24 entering students
First year (60 credits for 2023-24)
- Teaching English as a second language (first year) * (L-LIN-12, 9 credits)
- English/postcolonial literature (first year) (L-LIN/10, 9 credits)
- North-American literature (first year) (L-LIN/11, 9 credits)
- North American history and institutions (SPS/05, 9 credits)
- Students choose two courses (18 credits) among the following:
- Students choose one or two courses (total: 6 credits) among the following:
Second year (60 credits for 2024-25)
- Teaching English as a second language (second year) * (L-LIN-12, 9 credits)
- English/postcolonial literature (second year) (L-LIN/10, 9 credits)
- North-American literature (second year) (L-LIN/11, 9 credits)
- Approaches to language teaching (L-LIN/02, 9 credits)
- Insegnamenti a scelta libera (9) 1
- Final thesis (15 credits)
Total credits: 120
* Includes mandatory "lettorato" exam.
** Italian For International Students (3 credits) is mandatory for all international students.
1. Elective(s) can be taken in the first or second year and can include any course or workshop among those offered by the university within the students' field of study. Internships cannot be chosen as electives.
Career plan ("piani carriera") archive
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
International applicants (i.e. applicants holding a BA degree from a non-Italian university):
Full information: https://en.unito.it/studying-
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: 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
Denominazione: Corso di Laurea magistrale in English and American Studies
Anno accademico: 2023/2024
Tipo di laurea: magistrale
Ordinamento: D.M. n.
Classe: LM-37 Lingue e letterature moderne europee e americane
Tipo di accesso: accesso non programmato con possesso della Laurea o del diploma universitario di durata triennale e di requisiti minimi da documentare
Sede didattica: Torino - Complesso Aldo Moro, via Sant'Ottavio angolo via Verdi
Modalità di erogazione della didattica: convenzionale