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 languages and cultures. These are key to meeting the challenges that business and institutions based in Emilia or elsewhere, face in an ever-changing international market. The vast array of disciplines and subjects offer ranges from European languages and cultures to socio-linguistics, law and economics. Students can thus take an excellent opportunity to turn into expert language professionals while deepening and broadening their cultural understanding and acquiring critical real-world skills.

Course content

The programme offers a number of core, compulsory and optional modules. At least two European languages are studied for three years, with particular attention to European cultures and institutions. The programme is designed to develop language skills, comprising ability to read, write, analyze, interpret and translate general and specialized texts. Linguistic and cultural mediation skills and techniques are also developed in the areas of computers, literature, linguistics and modern history. The programme also offers a vast array of optional modules, including foundational courses in economics, marketing, law and sociology. In the second and third year, students are encouraged to complement the study of English and another European language (French, Spanish or German), with a one- or two-year course in a third language, European or non-European (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic or Chinese). Internships are just as recommended as participation in exchange programmes like ERASMUS and MOREOVERSEAS.

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, graduates can go on to work as cultural mediators for multicultural and multilingual companies, institutions and organizations. Suitable professional opportunities also include employment with import and export companies, European institutions and profit and non-profit organizations active in the field of cooperation for the support and integration of immigrants. Also, graduates gain the credits and skills required to enter specialized programmes for future language instructors and teachers.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Antonie Hornung
tel. 059 2055957 - fax 059 2055957
dott.ssa Daniela Longo
tel. 059 2055883 & - fax fax. 059 2055931

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