Second cycle degree in

Modern languages for international communication and cooperation (2020/2021)

Class: LM-38 - Modern languages for communication and international cooperation

Class LM-38 - Modern languages for communication and international cooperation
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study MARIA TERESA MUSACCHIO
Access Open access with admission requirements

The second Call for applications A.Y. 2020/21 for international students is available on apply.unipd.it according to the following timeline:

  • 7th April-7th June: non-EU applicants residing outside Italy
  • 7th April-7th July: EU applicants of equivalent

Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The second-cycle degree in Modern Languages for International Communication and Cooperation (LCC) covers five main areas of competence: translation, language, literature and culture, translation technology, special languages, terminology and translation/language service provision. The course aims to provide students with a good command of two European and American languages and cultures along with the knowledge and abilities necessary to understand their cultural, historical, literary, economic, social and political contexts.
Besides their language skills, students improve their critical and research knowledge, while training for the daily, professional use of languages both in the written and oral modes to become language service providers. They receive advanced education in special languages, terminology, translation methodology, proofreading, editing and language/translation technologies. Language education focuses on translation to provide solid theoretical knowledge and practical skills in translating a wide range of texts. Core courses also cover an in-depth study of law, economics and sociology, as well as advanced courses in either linguistics, semiotics or computer science. Students can take advanced supplementary courses on the literatures pertaining to the two languages they have decided to specialise in.

Occupational opportunities
The translation/language services industry continues to grow. Globalisation and technological innovation open up new markets and create novel demands for multilingual service provision. As qualified translation/language professionals, LCC graduates will be able to take advantage of global employment opportunities. Our students go on to successful international careers in international cooperation, diplomacy, business, and cultural entrepreneurship. They join national or international companies and organisations, whether private or public, to manage their communication and interaction in multiple languages or their foreign branches and/or to provide translation services. Academic quality, innovative approaches to language and translation education grant LCC graduates access to language teaching in schools, companies and training organisations as well as to PhD studies and academic careers in languages and translation.