Society and Culture / Master's degree programme
Languages, Cultures, Communication

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Interuniversity programme with Università degli studi di Parma
This interuniversity degree programme is organised by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, jointly with the University of Parma.

Disciplinary areaSociety and Culture
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (4 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Master Degree Programme is specifically designed for students interested in acquiring advanced linguistic skills for the Cultural Industry. It is organized together with the University of Parma and is intended for students who have already achieved a C1 (advanced) level in one language and a B2 (upper-intermediate) level in a second language. The aim of the course is to train translators for trade presses, and language experts in the organization of events and cultural activities (arts, theater, music, cinema, literature).

Course content

Two foreign languages (among English, French, Spanish or German) are taught over a two-year period. The students will reach an advanced linguistic proficiency (C1 and C2) by the end of the programme. Students will study specific aspects of the foreign culture in depth and will also acquire specialized professional knowledge and proficiency. Foreign language courses are focused on genre analysis and translation. The programme also offers language classes held by qualified native speakers. It includes the study of subjects such as literature, history of art, music, cinema, theatre, sociology, linguistics, and theory of literature and translation. All internships allow students to apply their knowledge in the field.

Career options

Graduates in "Languages, Cultures, Communication” can work in the cultural industry, devoted to the creation, production, and distribution of goods and services that are cultural in nature and usually protected by intellectual property rights. Graduates can also go on to careers in translation, as consultants and language experts for cultural organizations and performing arts companies, or as project assistants for the development and promotion of events and cultural activities.

After the degree

Further qualifications such as an advanced master's programme (e.g., advanced courses on literary translation) or academic research graduate programmes (e.g., PhD programmes in foreign languages or literatures) can be pursued. The Degree in Languages, Cultures and Communication enables students to obtain the requirements needed to access the language teaching qualification programme.

List of single courses taught in English

- Anglophone Literatures [ credits: 6]
- English Language and Digital Tools for Translation [ credits: 6]
- English Literature (6 CFU) [ credits: 6]
- English: Text typologies and Translation for the Publishing Industry [ credits: 12]

More information

Course Director
prof. Franco Nasi
dott.ssa Daniela Longo

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