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Second Cycle Degrees

Below are presented Second Cycle Degree programmes (laurea magistrale - LM) offered by Department of Humanities.

The list of courses shows the name and the corresponding degree code. 

Unless otherwise stated, the courses are held entirely in Italian.


Modern Philology (Double degree) 

Degree code LM-14

Italian website

This course is structured in three curricula:

  • Literature;

  • Historical, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics;

  • International European Renaissance Studies.


The aim is to impart precise knowledge of Italian civilisation, specific to each historical context, focussing on how literature and language relate to our classical and medieval heritage, and how they connect with modern themes on a European level. The three branches of the course provide a wealth of philological, theoretical and methodological experience that equips students to take on complex issues in linguistics and literature. Graduates will be directed toward professional activities related to cultural heritage and text composition, as well as to doctorate studies.

The European Renaissance Studies curriculum (Studi sul Rinascimento europeo/Master Renaissance-Studien) has an agreement with Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn (Germany) for the conferral of a double degree in ‘Modern Linguistics.’

   Classical Philology, Literature and History of the Ancient World
 Degree code LM-15 

Italian website


The two-years MA program is articulated into two different curricula (a philological-literary one, D92, and a historical one, D93) and is intended to provide:

  • a thorough knowledge of Greek and Latin literatures and ancient history, supported by solid skills in Classical philology and other complementary disciplines;
  • full possession of critical, philological and historical research tools;
  • full control of the methods and techniques of interpreting literary and documentary sources of the ancient world.


The course aims to provide a wide-ranging intellectual education through a high-powered and specialized training. It is meant for teaching careers in secondary school and/or universities, for careers in the field of school management, but also for professional careers requiring a solid cultural background and historical knowledge, literary and humanistic skills, ability in interpretation and production of texts.

The course prepares for the profession of general or departmental director (or equivalent), as well as of director of state administrations, autonomous companies, non-economic public institutions, local authorities, educational institutions, universities and research centres; it also trains students who aspire to become professional writers (or equivalent), interpreters and translators, linguists and philologists, archivists, librarians, conservators of museums and assimilated specialists, researchers, graduate technicians, professors in secondary school, school counsellors, secretaries, technicians in general affairs.

The MA degree in "Classical Philology, Literature and History of the Ancient World" opens up the sectors of the publishing and cultural industry, journalism and communication, teaching in secondary schools, careers in cultural institutions and research centres (libraries, archives, foundations, superintendencies, museums). The graduate student will also have access to masters of second level and to various doctoral schools, which, especially in Florence, support researches consistent with the educational approach of this degree. Please note that for access to teaching in secondary schools it is necessary to obtain, after the MA degree, a specific qualification.


   Logic, Philosophy and History of Science
 Degree code LM-7

Italian website


This MA programme pursues several goals:

  • equipping students with a strong knowledge of the foundations of contemporary logic, as well as the most relevant issues in the philosophy of science;
  • providing them with knowledge of the history of philosophy and science, and of the essentials of scientific disciplines debated in logic and epistemology;
  • fostering acquaintance with cutting-edge issues of research in this area;
  • creating a strong ability in the conceptual, formal and historical analysis of theories and models of scientific rationality;
  • stimulating the ability to apply the tools of historical and philosophical inquiry to the understanding of the dynamics of scientific theories and ideas;
  • strengthening the ability to apply methods and results of logic and scientific methodology to philosophical and scientific forms of reasoning.
   Philosophical Studies
 Degree code LM-7

Italian website


The course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge both of the history of philosophy and of the areas of theoretical philosophy, epistemology, ethics and political philosophy. On the basis of the knowledge and skills acquired during the first degree course, students will become able to form independent views, subject philosophical issues to a critical analysis, draw connections between different disciplines, and eventually lay out an original research project.

   Theories of Communication
 Degree code LM-92

Italian website


The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge and skills able to endow them with a theoretical and professional know-how specialized in all of the issues and dynamics of Communication that - especially today - make it a strategically crucial ground for our economic, social and political life.The solidity of the curriculum and its openly multidisciplinary profile (ranging from the sociology of cultural processes to linguistics, from philosophical knowledge to pedagogical training) aim to train experts in communication processes able to look beyond the most ephemeral fashions and to be ready for changes in market strategy. Also for this reason, the Degree Course is particularly attentive to the virtuous interweaving of educational communication and communication training. Thus, the skills to be acquired in the conception, design and implementation of models of integration between training knowledge and communication are considered essential tools for anyone who aspires to be professionally involved in the field of communication.

Through an appropriate interaction between the framework of the Disciplinary Courses and the Laboratories devoted to technological-multimedia research, the Degree Course seeks more specifically to enable students to acquire competences related to: knowledge of the broad spectrum of social theories of communication; mastery of texts and of technological-multimedia and linguistic-communicational grammars; knowledge of infrastructural and operational components of information and communication technologies; knowledge of methodologies suitable for the design and management of communication systems; conception, design, development and management of editorial projects and products with particular attention to the social dynamics of fruition; the design of studies and research activities on network architectures and their social, cultural and technological development; the design of educational paths, with particular attention to distance learning; the scientific planning of communication models useful for the realization of communicative prototypes at different levels and for different fields; the conception, design and management of educational processes, particularly within the communicational field. 



last update: 18-Dec-2019
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