The programme

Here you can find an overview of the degree programme, including information on its organisation and regulations, as well as a number of useful information. In addition, this section includes an overview of the University’s Quality Assurance system and the Student Orientation services available to prospective students, to help them choose the right course for them.

A.A. 2021/2022

Student orientation services

The new website of the Student Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long process aimed at providing a better and more comprehensive service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary school pupils approaching the University for the first time, and schools' University Orientation Services which organise activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations. 
 
More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

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Course of study in brief

The Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures offers students the possibility to achieve high proficiency in at least two foreign languages (C1). In addition, proficiency in a third foreign language is targeted at B1 level. The programme will focus on the study of literature and linguistics in each of the two major languages. Other core subjects include: Italian literature, History and Geography. There are three areas of specialization within the programme (linguistic-didactic, artistic and literary) allowing the students to acquire specific insight in one of these branches. The Bachelor in Foreign Languages and Literatures prepares students for employment opportunities in the areas of language consultancy (e.g. for Departments of Arts and cultural institutions), translation (e.g. translators of literary texts, translators of multimedia texts) and cultural services (e.g. librarians and archivists). The programme is also targeted at future teacher trainees. Other possible work opportunities include the following: linguists, philologists, professors of literary studies/art history/history/philosophy/pedagogy/psychology, foreign language instructors, and museum employees. 
 

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.
 

  • Degree type Corsi di laurea
  • Duration 3  years
  • Part-time Study option available Yes
  • Admissions admission test, limited number
  • Degree class L-11
  • Location verona
  • Language Italian
  • Mode of teaching Mixed
Il corso di laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere si propone di formare laureati con un alto livello di competenza (C 1) in almeno due lingue straniere e nelle rispettive letterature, oltre a una competenza di base in almeno un'altra lingua straniera. Il percorso formativo è caratterizzato da tre annualità di lingua straniera e tre annualità di letteratura straniera, per ognuna delle due lingue prescelte dallo Studente tra:
- francese
- inglese
- russo
- spagnolo
- tedesco
A partire dal secondo anno di corso gli insegnamenti di lingua e letteratura straniera sono erogati nelle corrispondenti lingue, salvo ulteriori indicazioni.
Il percorso si completa con lo studio della letteratura italiana, con un avvio alla comparatistica, delle materie storico-geografiche, nonché, in relazione al curriculum prescelto, delle discipline artistiche, filologico-critiche, linguistiche e glottodidattiche.
  1. Corrispondenti in lingue estere e professioni assimilate
  2. Tecnici dei musei
All'uscita dal percorso di studi, il laureato possiederà competenze di alto livello in almeno due lingue straniere, di cui avrà avuto modo di conoscere approfonditamente le culture e le letterature, e potrà avvalersi di una preparazione compiuta anche a livello metalinguistico, comparatistico e pluridisciplinare. Avrà sviluppato abilità di comunicazione appropriate ed efficaci a livello scritto e orale, insieme a strategie di apprendimento e di aggiornamento che gli consentiranno di utilizzare metodi e procedure logiche utili per la valutazione delle informazioni, la risoluzione di problemi o la pianificazione di attività. La preparazione acquisita durante il corso di laurea gli conferirà una notevole capacità di analisi e riflessione critica, oltre che di comprensione di significati espliciti e impliciti, che potrà applicare a qualunque tipologia di testo o di discorso, e a diverse situazioni di mediazione interculturale e internazionale.

Funzione in un contesto di lavoro
Il laureato potrà svolgere funzioni diverse nel campo della mediazione linguistica e culturale, in particolare:
1) funzioni relative alla composizione, traduzione e revisione di testi cartacei e digitali, letterari o di altre tipologie, per case editrici e studi di traduzione;
2) gestione dei rapporti con l'estero in aziende nazionali e internazionali;
3) attività di comunicazione e organizzazione presso istituti culturali italiani e stranieri, fondazioni e musei;
4) collaborazioni giornalistiche;
5) organizzazione di eventi;
6) funzioni di consulenza in ambito linguistico e filologico;
7) funzioni di consulenza relativa ai beni culturali (musei, biblioteche, enti lirici e teatrali).

Competenze associate alla funzione
Al termine del corso di studi lo studente avrà acquisito un'ottima competenza in due lingue europee (C1) e nelle relative letterature che gli garantiranno una solida base culturale per collaborare con istituti o enti italiani e stranieri nell'ideazione e realizzazione di progetti e attività culturali. Il laureato saprà tentere i rapporti con gli enti stanieri, tradurre e redigere testi informativi per teatri o enti lirici e curare attività redazionali.
Grazie alle capacità di riflessione metalinguistica acquisita, il laureato sarà inoltre in grado di fornire consulenze linguistiche, collaborare alla redazione e agli aggiornamenti di glossari di ambiti specialistici; saprà tradurre software specifici del settore; saprà collaborare alla traduzione di testi letterari, o dialoghi in lingua straniera di opere cinematografiche e audiovisive e adattarli alla lingua italiana. Inoltre, le competenze acquisite nell'ambito artistico, consentiranno al laureato di lavorare utilmente con enti o fondazioni che operano per la valorizzazione e la promozione del patrimonio storico e artistico dell'area.

Sbocchi occupazionali
Impiegato o consulente in enti pubblici e privati del territorio (addetto all'accoglienza e all'assistenza a utenti stranieri); Collaboratore di case editrici; Addetto alla pubblicizzazione di testi e documentazione; Collaboratore di mezzi di informazione; Impiegato in aziende internazionali o in rapporti con l'estero; Corrispondente in lingue estere e professioni assimilate; Impiegato in agenzie di servizi (traduzioni, interpretariato consecutivo, organizzazione di eventi); Personale di segreteria di alto livello; Collaboratore museale e/o bibliotecario, addetto alla comunicazione in enti culturali, teatrali e lirici.


Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

QA bodies

QA in degree programmes

QA activities

Degree Programme description and regulations

Not yet available

The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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