Italian Language and Culture (M.A.)
The programme 'Italian Language and Culture', which can be studied as the subsidiary (minor) subject in a dual-subject Master's degree programme, aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the Italian language and offers a comprehensive overview of Italian linguistics, and Italian literary and cultural studies. Students will learn to compare the Italian language and culture with other cultures in Europe using established academic methodologies. The subject area 'Italian Language and Culture' is a particularly good choice for students whose main subject of study is another national language or is in the field of cultural studies, as it provides a very useful complementary linguistic and cultural perspective.
Graduates who have studied 'Italian Language and Culture' as a subsidiary subject within their Master's degree are in a good position to take a broad range of career options. Familiarity with Italian culture is an important supplementary qualification in a great many areas of employment, particularly for those positions in business, academia or the public sector with a pronounced European focus. Graduates are well prepared for a broad range of jobs and careers in the publicly funded cultural sector, such as administrative or management positions, work in the media (television, the press, radio), in publishing houses and in educational institutions and academic and scientific organizations.
Das Studienfach "Italienische Sprache und Kultur" kann nur als Nebenfach im Rahmen eines 2-Fächer-Masterstudiengangs gewählt werden. Die Kombination mit dem Masterstudiengang "Romanistik (Französisch oder Spanisch)" ist möglich, jedoch nicht mit dem Masterstudiengang "Romanistik (Italienisch)".
Das Studium gliedert sich in zwei Bereiche:
- Sprach-, Literatur- oder Kulturwissenschaft
Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen
Studierende müssen Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen im Umfang von insgesamt 27 Credit Points erbringen, die sich wie folgt zusammensetzen:
- 15 CP Sprachpraxis
- 12 CP Sprachwissenschaft oder Literaturwissenschaft oder Kulturwissenschaft
Sie können zum Studium des Nebenfachs "Italienische Sprache und Kultur" zugelassen werden, wenn
- das von Ihnen gewählte Hauptfach eine Kombination mit dem Nebenfach "Italienische Sprache und Kultur" erlaubt und
- Sie im Besitz eines in Deutschland anerkannten Bachelorabschlusses sind.
Students can join the programme in the summer or winter semester. However, a winter semester start is recommended. Applications must be received by 31 August for admission in the following winter semester and by the last day of February for admission in the following summer semester.
Foreign applicants who do not yet have a certificate of proficiency in German can apply up until 15 July for winter semester entry, and up until 15 January if they plan to begin their studies in the summer semester.
If you would like to apply, please complete the following steps:
- Register with the SIM applications portal.
- After registering, complete the online application form.
- Upload the required supporting documents as scans (PDF files) from within the online application form and then submit your application.
Please only submit your application online, do not send in paper application materials.
Please note that your application to study a dual-subject Master's degree programme must specify one main (major) subject and one subsidiary (minor) subject. Die möglichen Fächerkombinationen entnehmen Sie bitte der Kombinationstafel. You will only be able to enrol with the university if you have been accepted for admission into both your main (major) and your subsidiary (minor) programmes.
Applicants whose pre-university education credentials were obtained in a country other than Germany
Applicants who do not have adequate proof of proficiency in German at the application deadline can apply as an external candidate to take the DSH language exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang), which is the German language proficiency test for foreign applicants seeking admission to higher education, or they can apply for a place on the preparatory German course at Saarland University (Internationales Studienzentrum Saar).
External candidates who want to take the DSH exam will require an advanced level of German (equivalent to CEF level C1). Applicants whose German competence is at a lower level than C1 can apply to join the preparatory German course.
Please note that different deadlines apply for applicants who do not yet have the required level of proficiency in German (15 January for a summer semester start, 15 July for a winter semester start). Applications for admission to the Master's programme will only be processed if they are submitted before the relevant deadline.
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
|Possible combinations||Subject combinations (in German)|
|Language of instruction||German and Italian|
|Italian language requirements||None|
|Application deadline||Winter semester: 31 August|
Summer semester: Last day of February
for applicants without proof of German language proficiency
|Winter semester: 15 July|
Summer semester: 15 January
|Tuition fees||Not applicable|
|Semester fee||See current fee structure|
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Phone: +49 681 302-4300
Accredited study programmes
Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to successfully complete the system accreditation procedure. Since 2012, it has carried the seal of the Accreditation Council.