PhD program in Human sciences

XXXV cycle - 2019/2020

Duration 3 years
Position 17 position available - 7 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof.ssa Marina Bondi
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Nota One selection procedure.
Six of the available positions are reserved, as provided by the Call:
- 4 are financed by apprenticeship contracts for advanced training of three years;
- 2 for employees of the Company specified by the Call (industrial doctorate).
Admission Expiration date 20/06/2019 at 13:00
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 19/09/2019
Enrollment deadline 30/09/2019 at 15:30:00

Scientific areas

L-FIL-LET/10 (Italian Literature), L-FIL-LET/14 (Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature), L-LIN/02 (Didactics of Modern Languages), L-LIN/04 (French Language and Translation), L-LIN/07 (Spanish Language and Translation) L-LIN/10 (English Literature), L-LIN/11 (Anglo-American Languages and Literature), L-LIN/12 (English Language and Translation), L-LIN/14 (German Language and Translation), M-FIL/03 (Moral Philosophy), M-FIL/05 (Philosophy and Theory of Language), M-FIL/06 (History of Philosophy), M-STO/04 (Contemporary History), M-STO/07 (History of Christianity and the Churches), L-ART/02 (History of Modern Art), MAT/04 (Complementary Mathematics), M-PED/01 (General and Social Pedagogy), M-PED/03 (Special Didatics and Pedagogy), M-PED/04 (Experimental Pedagogy), SPS/08 (Sociology of Culture and Communication), M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology)

Admission requirements

Italian second level degree (laurea specialistica, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 13 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information available in the Call.


The PhD course in Human Sciences aims at developing advanced skills in future researchers in the fields of Language Studies, Narratology, Contemporary History, Intercultural Communication, Teaching and teaching innovation, so that qualified Doctors acquire multiple competences and prove to be able to: - design and manage teaching innovation projects on the comprehension of written texts and the analysis of interlanguage in school contexts;- contribute to a wide range of cultural and social initiatives, public and private, in Italy and abroad, ranging from the field of publishing (planning, translation, editing) to that of public or corporate communication (strategies and assessment).Special attention is paid to methodology and general skills. Training will enable qualified Doctors to participate in the design, implementation and management of projects related to translation and linguistic or cultural mediation (in publishing, business, community services), language education (in public and private institutions), cultural or conservation/heritage activities (in public and private institutions) or tools for language services (dictionaries, corpora, data-bases). As for digital humanities, the acuired competences will include the development of resources for research in the humanities (archives, data bases and corpora), the devlopment and use of new digital technologies for the analysis of data and multimodal/multimedia communication, and studies on communication in the new media and new ways of accessing knowledge.

Career Opportunities
Qualified Doctors in Human Sciences will possess the set of competences necessary to join in several professions, public and private, in the fields of academic research, education, publishing, public and business communication, museum networks, in Italy and abroad. More in detail, they will be professionals eligible for the implementation and management of projects and schemes in the following sectors/areas : education and learning, learning processes and difficulties (including diagnosis and therapy of learning disturbance dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), lifelong learning, prevention, remedial, integration and cross-cultural projects; linguistic and cultural translation/mediation and negotiation in publishing, international business, community services, cooperation, scientific journalism; cultural or museum institutions, associations, foundations (public or private) for the conservation and divulgation of cultural heritage; design and implementation of tools for language services (dictionaries, corpora, data-bases); academic research on theoretic and empirical current issues in religions, philosophy, history, sociology, as well as applied research in the field of intercultural communication. As for the digital Humanities component, attention to interactive storytelling and IoT systems will contribute to their awarenss of technological, educational and cultural innovation.


Three years (01/11/2019 - 31/10/2022)


The course venue is at Modena.


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Based on a rigorous selection process, applications are processed once a year. The admissions will be open in May 2018 (refer to the Calls).

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