The programme

A.A. 2021/2022

Servizi di orientamento

The new site of the Study Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long project aiming to give a better and more complete service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary schools pupils approaching the university world for the first time and schools' University Orientation Services who organize 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 Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a highly qualified formation, in a comparative perspective, in the fields of the five taught languages – French, English, Russian, Spanish, German – and of their respective literatures. Besides, students’ linguistic and literary knowledge will be extended to the extra-European variants of these languages and cultures (in the Euro-Mediterranean, Euro-American, and postcolonial areas). The course is therefore meant to open up to worldwide cooperation in the fields of formation, research, and cultural enterprise. In this view, starting from a.y. 2017/2018, the Master’s Degree LM37 has opted for an internationalised statute with a teaching programme to be held wholly in English. This degree qualifies as a highly internationally oriented programme, opening out to the world and promoting the enrolment of non-Italian speaking students.
Starting again from a.y. 2017/2018, the Master’s Degree LM37 has introduced a further international and innovative option. Students will be given the opportunity to take a binary programme for the conferral of a double degree awarded both from the University of Verona and University A Coruña (Spain). This is a programme specifically oriented on a linguistic-literary base, and it is regulated by an agreement between the two universities. At the end of this study programme students will be awarded a degree from each university and both degrees will be valid in Italy and in Spain.
The programme of training activities for the Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) is meant to specialize students in one foreign language and its respective literature (one exam of language, one of history of the language, two exams of literature, one exam of literature of European, American, or postcolonial countries), and to improve the advanced knowledge of a second linguistic area (one exam of language, one of literature, one of literature of European, American, or postcolonial countries).
In addition to courses of foreign languages and literatures, all of them taught in their respective languages (with some possible exceptions), the programme is specifically focussed on subjects characterizing its humanistic nature: philology, linguistics, literatures, and comparative studies.
The acquired competencies and abilities will be employed in interdisciplinary approaches and with historical and translinguistic perspectives. They will also be applied to the study of critical methodologies for interpretation, translation, critical analysis of texts in a foreign language, writing texts on an advanced level, scientific argumentation. With the acquisition of these abilities, students will become proficient in speaking a foreign language, both on the level of contents and on that of critical awareness in intertextual and intercultural contexts, also in view of high-level professional opportunities or further developments in the academic field, such as a PhD programme. 
 

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.
 

  • TypologyCorsi di laurea Magistrale
  • Duration2 years
  • Possibility of part-time enrollment Yes
  • AccessSubject to entry requirements
  • Category LM-37
  • Siteverona
  • Language of instructionEnglish
  • Possibilità Doppio Titolo
The Master’s degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures provides students with a solid background in two foreign languages and related literatures, to be chosen from the following: French, English, Russian, Spanish, and German. Particular attention will be given to Extra European variants of the chosen languages and literatures, in light of the growing international cooperation in the fields of education, research, and cultural entrepreneurship, which now encompasses the countries in the Euro-Mediterranean and Euro-American areas.

The programme allows students to enhance their knowledge of the first language of their choice and its respective literature. To this end, the programme includes the following modules: Varieties of Language 1 (first year), Varieties of language 2 (first year), Literature 1 (first year), Literature 2 (first year) disciplinary area of literature 1 (second year). In addition, the programme allows students to improve their knowledge of one of the two chosen languages and associated literature, as follows: History of Language 1 or 2 (second year), Literature 1 or 2 (second year), an optional module in disciplinary area of literature 2 (second year). Finally, the programme offers the following modules: Italian literature; Comparative studies; Philology (relating to Language 1 or 2).

This Master’s degree also aims to provide students with a solid background in linguistics, philology, literature, translation studies, literary and comparative studies (thematology, imagology, odeporics, translation studies, etc.), critical methodology. Being taught entirely in English (with the exception of each language and literature taught in its own specific language), this programme enables international students to complete their education in Italy
This Master’s degree programme prepares graduates for a wide range of careers, involving the following activities: language and culture-related teaching, scientific research, translation of literary texts and cultural entrepreneurship, as well as cultural exchanges and cooperation among European and non-European countries. The programme is also intended to direct graduates towards a career as: interpreter; translator of highly-qualified texts; cultural mediator; editor and consultant in the fields of journalism, publishing and the world of culture in its various expressions; graduate technician and researcher in philological and literary studies; people in charge in international organisations and cultural institutions in Italy or abroad.
 
In order to train students for these professional roles, and in line with the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Foreign Languages and Literatures (L-11), and Languages and Cultures for Publishing (L-11), this programme promotes students’ ability to learn and apply knowledge and understanding to different contexts, as well as enhancing students’ communication skills and independent thinking, with a focus on computer and multimedia tools.
 
This programme offers linguistic, literary and, more broadly, cultural training necessary to pursue a career in school teaching, after successfully taking part in the relevant public competition provided for by the current legislation. In the publishing field, graduates will be able to take advantage of the skills relating to the elaboration, translation and proofreading of texts. Moreover, the knowledge acquired in the literary field, both in regard to Italian and foreign literatures, will enable graduates to have a solid cultural background, useful for interpreting and creating the interpretation and creation of texts. graduates in this programme can also have a role in libraries, archives, and cultural institutions, due to the skills acquired that will enable them to evaluate and promote cultural products and events.
 
Foreign language skills can be particularly useful for translation in the field of journalism, advertising, theatre, television, etc.
 
Graduates who have acquired sufficient credits in specific fields of study are eligible to take the admission test to enrol in teacher training courses to become secondary school teachers in Italy, as established by current legislation. The programme prepares graduates for a career as highly qualified interpreters and translators, cultural mediators, editors and consultants in the fields of journalism, publishing, and the world of culture in its various expressions. The programme trains specialised officials able to work in international organisations and cultural institutions in Italy and abroad


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

Description of the training course - Didactic regulations

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

Il sistema universitario italiano

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Primo ciclo: Corsi di Laurea

Essi hanno l’obiettivo di assicurare agli studentesse e studenti un’adeguata padronanza di metodi e contenuti scientifici generali e l’acquisizione di specifiche conoscenze professionali.
Requisito minimo per l’accesso: diploma finale di scuola secondaria, rilasciato al completamento di 13 anni di scolarità complessiva e dopo il superamento del relativo esame di Stato, o un titolo estero comparabile; l’ammissione può essere subordinata alla verifica di ulteriori condizioni.
Durata: triennale.
Titolo: per conseguire il titolo di Laurea, è necessario aver acquisito 180 Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU), equivalenti ai crediti ECTS; può essere richiesto un periodo di tirocinio e la discussione di una tesi o la preparazione di un elaborato finale.
Il titolo di Laurea dà accesso alla Laurea Magistrale e agli altri corsi di 2° ciclo.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore”

Secondo ciclo: Corsi di Laurea Magistrale

Essi offrono una formazione di livello avanzato per l’esercizio di attività di elevata qualificazione in ambiti specifici.
Requisiti per l’accesso: l’accesso ai corsi è subordinato al possesso di una Laurea o di un titolo estero comparabile; l'ammissione è soggetta a requisiti specifici decisi dalle singole università.
Durata: biennale.
Titolo: per conseguire il titolo di Laurea Magistrale, è necessario aver acquisito 120 crediti (CFU) e aver elaborato e discusso una tesi di ricerca.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore magistrale”
Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico
Alcuni corsi (Medicina e chirurgia, Medicina veterinaria, Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria, Farmacia e Farmacia industriale, Architettura e Ingegneria edile-Architettura, Giurisprudenza, Scienze della formazione primaria) sono definiti “Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico”. Requisito di accesso: diploma di scuola secondaria superiore o un titolo estero comparabile; l’ammissione è subordinata a una prova di selezione.
Durata: gli studi si articolano su 5 anni (6 anni e 360 CFU per Medicina e Chirurgia e per Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria).
Titolo: per conseguire il titolo di Laurea Magistrale, è necessario aver acquisito 300 CFU ed aver elaborato e discusso una tesi di ricerca.
Il titolo di Laurea Magistrale dà accesso al Dottorato di Ricerca e agli altri corsi di 3° ciclo.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore magistrale”.

Terzo ciclo

Dottorato di Ricerca: essi hanno l’obiettivo di far acquisire una corretta metodologia per la ricerca scientifica avanzata, adottano metodologie innovative e nuove tecnologie, prevedono stage all’estero e la frequenza di laboratori di ricerca. L’ammissione richiede una Laurea Magistrale (o un titolo estero comparabile) e il superamento di un concorso; la durata è di minimo 3 anni. Il/la dottorando/a deve elaborare una tesi originale di ricerca e discuterla durante l’esame finale.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore di ricerca” o “PhD”.
Corsi di Specializzazione: corsi di 3° ciclo aventi l’obiettivo di fornire conoscenze e abilità per l’esercizio di attività professionali di alta qualificazione, particolarmente nel settore delle specialità mediche, cliniche e chirurgiche. Per l’ammissione è richiesta una Laurea Magistrale (o un titolo estero comparabile) e il superamento di un concorso; la durata degli studi varia da 2 (120 CFU) a 6 anni (360 CFU) in rapporto al settore disciplinare. Il titolo finale rilasciato è il Diploma di Specializzazione.

Master

Corsi di Master universitario di primo livello: corsi di 2° ciclo di perfezionamento scientifico o di alta formazione permanente e ricorrente. Vi si accede con una Laurea o con un titolo estero comparabile. La durata minima è annuale (60 CFU); non consente l’accesso a corsi di Dottorato di Ricerca e di 3°ciclo, perché il corso non ha ordinamento didattico nazionale e il titolo è rilasciato sotto la responsabilità autonoma della singola università. Il titolo finale è il Master universitario di primo livello.
Corsi di Master Universitario di secondo livello:corsi di 3° ciclo di perfezionamento scientifico o di alta formazione permanente e ricorrente. Vi si accede con una Laurea Magistrale o con un titolo estero comparabile. La durata è minimo annuale (60 CFU); non consente l’accesso a corsi di Dottorato di Ricerca e di 3° ciclo, perché il corso non ha ordinamento didattico nazionale e il titolo è rilasciato sotto la responsabilità autonoma della singola università. Il titolo finale è il Master universitario di secondo livello.

Altro da sapere sul Sistema universitario italiano

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU): i corsi di studio sono strutturati in crediti. Al Credito Formativo Universitario (CFU) corrispondono normalmente 25 ore di lavoro. La quantità media di lavoro accademico svolto in un anno da un/a iscritto/a a tempo pieno è convenzionalmente fissata in 60 CFU. I crediti formativi universitari sono equivalenti ai crediti ECTS.
Classi dei corsi di studio: i corsi di studio di Laurea e di Laurea Magistrale che condividono obiettivi e attività formative sono raggruppati in “classi”. I contenuti formativi di ciascun corso di studio sono fissati autonomamente dalle singole università; tuttavia le università devono obbligatoriamente inserire alcune attività formative (ed il corrispondente numero di crediti) determinate a livello nazionale. Tali requisiti sono stabiliti in relazione a ciascuna classe. I titoli di una stessa classe hanno lo stesso valore legale.
Titoli congiunti: le università italiane possono istituire corsi di studio in cooperazione con altre università, italiane ed estere, al termine dei quali sono rilasciati titoli congiunti o titoli doppi/multipli.

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