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Italian and German: Language, Media, Translation
Master of Arts

Short description

Short description

Admission to this four-semester Master of Arts (M.A.) programme is unrestricted upon “Proof of special suitability” (Heinrich Heine University is directly responsible for processing the application and determining applicants’ suitability) and can be started in the summer semester or the winter semester.

Important information regarding the application in German and in Italian

Entry/Admission requirements

The M.A. in Italian: Language, Media, Translation at Heinrich Heine University is geared primarily to bachelors students specialising in Italian linguistics and with a knowledge of Italian to C1 level (European Framework).  The programme is particularly suited to applicants coming from Italian migrant backgrounds.

Programme content

The M.A. in Italian: Language, Media, Translation with an integrated semester abroad at Turin University teaches students in-depth skills in core areas of Italian applied linguistics and is characterised by a consistently contrastive approach and a strong professional practice component.

The specialisations on this M.A. are selected such that the study of Italian is centred around three socially relevant and applied thematic areas that also make up the intended career paths leading on from the programme:

Foreign-language teaching and linguistics (module: Teaching language), media with an Italian link (module: Language and Media), translation in different contexts (module: Tedesco-Italiano: un confronto). The students acquire and train practical skills in an applied language module (Lingua – Testi – Contesti) and an 8-week cooperative education phase (internship).

To conclude, the students hone their profile by means of individual course combinations in a field of the student’s choosing (general elective).

Further information in German and in Italian

Programme objectives/Career prospects

On the M.A. in Italian: Language, Media, Translation, students practice foreign-language teaching skills, market-ready literary and professional translation as well as a creative approach to (digital) media.

Italian: Language, Media, Translation thus qualifies students for the following three professional areas, among others:

  • Foreign-language teaching (schoolbook and dictionary publishers with foreign-language sections, adult education, country and culture-specific training in companies)
  • Translation (literary translation into German, professional translation, creating translation software)
  • Media (intercultural communication within the scope of PR work for companies, publishers and cultural institutions).
Programme start:
Winter semester
Summer semester
Programme duration:
4 semesters
Language of instruction:
German + foreign language
Application procedure:
Aptitude assessment
Closing date for applications:
Without any deadlines!
Closing date for enrolment:
01/08/2021 - 01/10/2021
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2021 - 15/08/2021
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Dr. Martina Nicklaus
Phone: +49 211 81-14377

Prof. Dr. Elmar Schafroth
Phone: +49 211 81-14377

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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