School of Humanities

Double Degree with Ca' Foscari University in Venice

Starting in the school year 2020/21, the Masters programme II level Slovenian studies – direction Linguistics offers an option of pursuing a double degree in Language Science in collaboration with Ca’Foscari University of Venice.

The Master’s program in Slovene Studies – Linguistics at UNG is a versatile and distinctly research-oriented program covering a wide range of topics in modern cognitive science of language from both the theoretical and experimental perspectives. The theoretical portion of the program emphasizes the formal aspects and models of grammar, while the experimental components covers basic knowledge of experimental linguistics and psycholinguistics. The Ca’Foscari program in Language Science has a strong emphasis on formal grammar and structure of particular languages. It is oriented towards research and offers a variety of basic and advanced courses covering modern theoretical and experimental linguistics including computational and corpus linguistics.

In order to complete the double degree programme, students need to pass a specified set of obligatory and elective courses at the University of Nova Gorica and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The programme is concluded by the student’s defence of a Master’s thesis jointly supervised by professors from both institutions.

The students who fulfill all the assigned obligations at both universities will be awarded a Master’s Degree in Slovene Studies – Linguistics by the University of Nova Gorica and a Master’s degree in Language Sciences (Laurea magistrale in Scienze del linguaggio – LM-39) by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, regardless of the university of first enrollment (alma mater).

Obligatory study abroad semester

The University of Nova Gorica students are required to spend the third semester of the programme at the Ca’ Foscary University of Venice. For inquiries about financial support for the study abroad period please contact the International Office.

Admission requirements

Candidates applying to the double degree program in Language Science must in addition provide a proof of knowledge of English at the B2 level.

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Coordinator: prof. dr. Artur Stepanov
Faculty of humanities: Barbara Sirk
International Office: Sabina Zelinšček