Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    181
    Tuition (Year)
    181
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, Italian (take IELTS)
    Language
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The PhD Programme in Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics is in partnership with Fondazione San Camillo - Institute for Scientific Hospitalization and Care, IRCCS, Italy (Collaborative PhD Programme).This PhD Programme is organized into two main subject areas, which incorporate languages, language science, literature and culture within numerous scientific and cultural projects: Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics.

About

The PhD Programme in Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies and Linguistics is in partnership with Fondazione San Camillo - Institute for Scientific Hospitalization and Care, IRCCS, Italy (Collaborative PhD Programme).

This PhD Programme is organized into two main subject areas, which incorporate languages, language science, literature and culture within numerous scientific and cultural projects:

  • Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies,
  • Linguistics.

The Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies curriculum is aimed at the advanced study of languages and cultures of modern societies, based on the communication between complex cultural systems, and examined through the analysis and interpretation of literary and cultural texts in a foreign language. This essential tool in gaining a deep understanding of all cultures and traditions is applied from both a specific and a comparative angle.

The Linguistics curriculum is aimed at the development of theoretical critical thinking that is suitable for facing specialized research themes and issues in linguistic theory, language education, linguistics of various languages (including Sign Language), applied linguistics, computational linguistics, synchronic and diachronic language theory, and foreign language teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
    • Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research themes

Modern Languages, Cultures and Societies curriculum:

  • Anglo-American literatures and cultures
  • English literature and culture
  • Postcolonial literatures and cultures in English
  • European French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Ibero-American literatures and cultures
  • Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese literatures and cultures from the Iberian Peninsula
  • Lusophone literatures and cultures from Latin America and Africa
  • German and Austrian literature and culture
  • Literatures and cultures from the Slavic and Balkan area and relative to the following language areas: Albanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Greek, Polish, Russian, Serbian and Slovenian
  • Culture and literature of the Slavic and Balkan areas: Albanese, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Greek, Polish, Russian, Serbian and Slovenian.

For the fields of the scientific-disciplinary sectors in areas listed above, comparative studies, novel studies, intercultural studies and inter artes studies will be available.

Linguistics curriculum:

  • Didactics of foreign languages, and of Italian as a foreign language
  • Generative grammar
  • Grammar theory
Professional Profiles

Given the broad and in-depth preparation, the PhD graduate will be able to employ the skills acquired not only in an academic research environment but also, according to the specific subject area studied, in highly skilled roles in fields which cover internationalisation and the study of language.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

- "Laurea specialistica" or "laurea magistrale" (second cycle degree);
- or degree awarded under the system ("ordinamento") in place prior to the one introduced by Ministerial Decree (D.M.) no. 509 of 03 November 1999, amended by Ministerial Decree (D.M.) no. 270 of 22 October 2004;
- or second-level academic qualification ("titoli accademici di secondo livello") awarded by institutions belonging to the AFAM ("Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale") sector;
- or Master’s degree qualification obtained abroad, comparable in terms of duration, level and discipline field to the Italian qualification granting admission to the PhD Programme.

Candidates are required to have certified English proficiency at least B2 level - under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - at the time of enrolment, except for the possibility of acquiring it subsequently, by no later than December 31st, 2017, otherwise they will be excluded from the PhD Programme.

For any further information about the type of academic qualification required and any possible additional requirements, please refer to the call for admission to the PhD Programmes.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 181 International
  • EUR 181 EU/EEA

The amount for university fees in the a. y. 2017/2018 includes:
a) tax stamp of € 16.00;
b) the regional tax for financial aid, which will be established by the Regione Veneto (indicative amount of € 165.00).

Funding

PhD scholarships are awarded by a selection process that is outlined in the published call.

Candidates who are awarded a scholarship are requested to pay only the stamp duty and the regional tax for the study right, whose amount will be established by the Regione Veneto.

The amount of the PhD scholarship is EUR 13,638.47 per year, net of social security taxes payable by the scholarship holder.

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