Humanities Presentation

Course Description

Our undergraduate degree in Letters (L-10) is held at the Fisciano Campus at the Department of Humanities and is a three year course. There is also the possibility for students to enrol on a part-time basis according to university regulations and provisions. The degree course is awarded once 180 credits have been obtained.

Admission to the degree course is possible for those who have a secondary school diploma (or recognised equivalent). An awareness of the basic notions of Italian and Latin languages and literatures as well as their history and geography is required. These notions will be evaluated during the mandatory admissions test. Information regarding the test content, time available and type of test is available at the following link: sul sito WEB del CdS

The degree course aims to prepare students professionally to be able to work in fields relating to linguistics, literature and the history of art including ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary styles. Students therefore develop their scientific-cultural knowledge in one of two pathways – classics or modern studies. The course provides students with a solid initial grounding in literature, that should be ideally followed by the master’s degree programme, offering the possibility of pursuing a career as a teacher. However, a degree in literature also offers many other professional opportunities such as working within the cultural field in either the public or private sectors, within human resources, journalism, communication, cultural promotion as well as managing and promoting cultural heritage.

Students who have obtained their undergraduate degree and wish to continue in further study can apply for the master’s degrees in Modern Philology or Ancient Philology, Literatures and History and, from the academic year 2017-2018 onwards, can also apply to the master’s degree in Linguistics and Italian Language Teaching in an International Context, all available at the University of Salerno as a natural progression of their studies.

Linguistic Skills

It should be noted that participating in the foreign language lessons on offer at the University Language Centre is mandatory (Max. number of absences = 4).

In order for the credits obtained for Linguistic Certificates to be recognised, an application must be made for these to be validated (the form to be filled in can be found on this webpage). The completed form, a copy of the certificate as well as a copy of a valid form of ID must be sent to