Italian Language and Literature

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

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Admission to Master's degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Autumn 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 April 2024.

What will you learn?

The objective of the study is to develop and enlarge the knowledge and skills learned acquired in the Bachelor’s degree study programme of Italian languages and cultures or similar programmes. The Master's Degree focuses on enlarging the scope of Cultural knowledge, as well as critical thinking. It also acquaints and introduces the students to the main currents of research in Italian Philology and Italian Studies. In the area of Linguistics, students focus on the historical development of Italian Language and its varieties in a social-historical an social-cultural conceptual framework. In Literary criticism, students learn to use modern methodologies and critical theories in textual studies and literary analysis, applied to texts written in Italian language and its dialects.

“Dal centro al cerchio, e sì dal cerchio al centro
[Dante Alighieri, Paradiso XIV, 1] /

From rim to center, center out to rim
[Dante Alighieri, Comedy, Paradise XIV, 1]”

Input language competence is at the C1 level according to the CEFR; output language competence is at the C2 level.

Practical training

Practical training is not required.

Career opportunities

The graduate is prepared to work in those areas requiring a deep and proficient command of Italian language and a wide range of knowledge of Italian and Italian speaking culture; areas such as: specialised research action, editorial, publication, translation, advertising, marketing, etc. Typically, a graduate in Italian studies would find career opportunities in other professional positions that require skills such as independent critical thinking and full competence in Italian language at a high level.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in Italian Literature and Linguistics (or must be about to complete the programme in Italian studies at the moment of the interview). Exceptions are made for students who have a Bachelor's degree in Portuguese/Spanish/Catalan/French/Latin Literature and Linguistics.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: oral examination. The applicant will have a discussion in Italian about the Bachelor’s or minor thesis. Applicants are also required to submit a motivation letter, a PDF version of their Bachelor's thesis (or a near-final version of the thesis in the case of a defence in January) and a complete list of the examinations they have taken during their Bachelor's studies, together with the marks obtained in these examinations. Exception to the delivery of these documents are graduates of the Bachelor's programme in Italian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, who will only take an interview. Documents for the admission procedure must be uploaded into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by June 1. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree field/programme Italian Language and Literature (single-subject or major study plan/double-subject programme) at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University within the last three years with the mark A-C. Applicants (students of the Bachelor’s programme Italian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, single-subject or major study plan/double-subject programme) who have not yet defended their Bachelor’s thesis and have an average of grades from individual completed courses between A and B may also apply for a waiver. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via the e-application form, section "Application for waiver of the entrance examination".

Website Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 50 points (out of 100).

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years


1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024

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Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

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Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Italian Language and Literature as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

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Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Follow-up studies

After completing the Master’s degree study program and after satisfying the admission requirements it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study program in Romance languages, Romance literatures, or other appropriate doctoral studies.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
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doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca



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