Italian, Master's, 2 years

  • Years2 years
  • Intake
  • ECTS credits120

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Objectives and content

The master¿s in Italian is normally a four-semester full-time programme that represents an academic deepening in Italian based on the bachelor¿s degree programme. The master¿s programme consists of four modules (ITAL301-302, ITAL304 and elective subjects) for a total of 60 credits and a master¿s thesis (ITAL350) of 60 credits.

The master¿s programme in Italian focuses on specialisation in linguistic or literary studies. Specialisations will be on the basis of a broad and in-depth overview of the most important disciplines, and as a prequisite, oral and written skills in Italian will be steadily expanded on the basis of knowledge of Italian culture, both past and present.

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, the student will have fulfilled the following learning outcomes, defined by knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate:

- Has broad general knowledge of the of the subject and in-depth knowledge of a specific subject area

- Has basic knowledge of the central issues and methods within the subject area

- Knows the norms of academic writing


The candidate:

- Can work independently and on a long-term basis with problem solving based on knowledge of the field

- Can study and evaluate critical theories, methods and interpretations within the subject area

- Can acquire and use knowledge in new areas within the subject

- Can carry out a research or developmental project under guidance and in line with current research ethical norms

General competence

The candidate:

- Can use ICT tools that are required to carry out independent work within the field

- Has the competence to work independently using their own competence development and specialisation

- Can express in Italian academic issues, analyses, and conclusions within their own field

- Knows about relevant communicative genres

- Can take part in public debate when it concerns their subject area

Study Period Abroad

Study period abroad

It is highly recommended that, and the course is adapted so that, students take part of the programme as an exchange student in another country.

Recommended exchange destinations can be found on the course website: http://www.uib.no/studieprogram/MAHF-ITAL#uib-tabs-utveksling

Students can also choose from the locations with which the University of Bergen has agreements. All information about exchange programs can be found at: www.uib.no/utveksling

Students can travel on exchange and take electives and/or ITAL304 abroad. There is also a need to travel in order to conduct field work in connection with the master¿s thesis.

Programme structure

Masterprogram i italiensk (requirement 120 SP)
Masterprogram i italiensk - kursdel (requirement 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ITAL301History of the Italian Language and Linguistic Variation151–41
ITAL302Italian Text Study and Literary Theory Analysis151–41
ITAL304Italian Theoretical Subject151–42
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ALLV201Special Study in Comparative Literature I151–4
DASP307Academic Writing for Master's and PhD Students in Language and Linguistics51–4
LING311Methods for Master's Students in Language and Linguistics 101–4
LINGMETPhilosophy of Science and Method for Master's Degrees in Language and Linguistics151–4
Masterprogram i italiensk - veiledningskontrakt
Mandatory course
Thesis Contract for Italian
Masterprogram i italiensk - oppgavedel (requirement 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ITAL350Italian Master's Thesis601–43
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester
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