European languages and cultures

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The degree programme in European Languages and Cultures will give students a broad-based knowledge of at least two foreign languages, along with an improved knowledge of European cultures through a solid and interdisciplinary educational offer. The programme integrates the study of languages and European cultures with law and economics, socio-linguistic and literary skills. These are key to meeting the challenges that businesses and institutions based in Emilia face in an ever-changing international market. For this reason they need professionals with a broad knowledge of foreign languages and a sound cultural training, which will enable them to critically understand the contemporary world.

Course content

TIn addition to the standard subjects, at least two European languages are studied for three years: English is compulsory, and students can choose their second language among French, Spanish or German. For two years a third language can be chosen among French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic. The programme is designed to develop language skills, comprising ability to read, write, analyse, interpret and translate general and specialised texts. From the 2nd year, students can choose between two different paths: an economic and legal programme (language mediation for the economy and international companies), and a language and cultural one (language mediation for the cultural industry, cultural tourism and event management). A modern teaching approach promotes access to internship experiences and includes several international exchange programmes for students and teachers. A double title may be issued with this degree, the result of an agreement between our Department and the Département de Langues Etrangères Appliquées dell'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre.

Career options

The thorough linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills developed through the programme prepare graduates for successful employment in Italy and Europe, not only in the field of multilingual communication - as translators, editors and language consultants -, but also in publishing, advertising and tourism. Additionally, the skills and sensitivity acquired will make graduates suitable to work as cultural mediators for multicultural and multilingual companies, institutions and organizations. Also, graduates gain the credits and skills required to enter specialised programmes for future language instructors and teachers.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Antonie Hornung
dott.ssa Daniela Longo

The course is managed by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture