Italian, Master's, 2 years

  • Years2 Years
  • Intake3
  • ECTS credits120

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Objectives and content

The master¿s program in Italian is a full-time study program that runs over 4 semesters (120 ECTS), and represents the further academic specialization of the Bachelor¿s program in Italian. The program consists of two parts: courses that total 60 ECTS (ITAL301 + 302 + 304 + 306) and a master¿s thesis (ITAL350) of 60 ECTS.

The master¿s program in Italian enables specialization in either linguistics or literature.
The specialization will be based on a broad and in-depth overview of the most relevant disciplinary areas, and supposes that the student develops their oral and written proficiency in Italian in conjunction with their knowledge of Italian culture and history.

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:


The candidate

  • has a general and broad knowledge of the field and specialized knowledge of their chosen area
  • has knowledge of central research questions and methods in the field
  • is familiar with the requirements and norms for academic writing


The candidate

  • has the disciplinary knowledge to work independently and long-term with academic problems
  • can familiarize themselves with and evaluate critical theories, methods, and interpretations within the field
  • can acquire and use their knowledge in new areas within the field
  • can define and undertake a research or development project adhering to research ethical norms

General competence:

The candidate

  • can use ICT tools that are necessary to conduct independent work within the field
  • possesses the skills to independently advance their proficiency and specialization
  • can communicate research questions, analyses, and conclusions in their field in Italian
  • knows relevant communicative genres
  • can participate in public debates related to their fiel

Study Period Abroad

Study period abroad

The master¿s program highly recommends and facilitates that the students take a part of their studies abroad through an exchange program. It is recommended that exhanges are planned for the 2nd semester.

Recommended exchange destinations in Italy can be found on the course website:

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.

The students can participate in an exchange program and complete ITAL306 and/or ITAL304 abroad. It is also possible to do field work abroad as a part of the master¿s thesis.

Programme structure

Masterprogram i italiensk (krav 120 SP)
Masterprogram i italiensk - kursdel (krav 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
ITAL306Selected Topic in Italian language, literature, or culture151–42
Masterprogram i italiensk - veiledningskontrakt
Mandatory course
Thesis Contract for Italian
Masterprogram i italiensk - oppgavedel (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ITAL350Italian Master's Thesis601–43
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester
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