The MA in American Studies at the University of Torino, Italy, is a 1-YEAR PROGRAM taught in English and aimed at developing a firm understanding of the cultures, history, arts, literature and media of the USA and Canada. Participants attend courses for 2 semesters and write a final research thesis. STUDY ABROAD and INTERNSHIP options, lectures and workshops with visiting international experts make this program one of a kind in its field.

We do not currently offer this program, which has been replaced by a new 2-YEAR MA PROGRAM in ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES. Details here.  

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Master in American Studies at the University of Torino, Italy, is a one-year program offering students an in-depth interdisciplinary exploration of "America," past and present. Fully taught in English by committed specialists in various fields of American Studies, the program is renowned for its international scope (over 60% of our students are international), personalized attention to students and small classes (maximum 20 students). Participants receive individual academic and administrative support throughout the length of the program, as well as visa and housing assistance prior to arrival

Competitive tuition and university fees, a well equipped city campus, a diverse and culturally intense urban life, and sustainable living costs make the University of Torino the ideal place to pursue an MA in American Studies

Students attend courses, seminars, and lectures with Italian and International experts in American (US and Canadian) History and Politics, Literature, Film, Drama, Popular Culture, Music, Art, Environmental Studies,, Digital Humanities and Academic Writing. They also participate in field activities and learn how to effectively present issues and ideas in speech and writing and how to use library and online resources for research.  A supervised dissertation of 6-9000 words, optional study abroad opportunities through the Erasmus program and an optional internship complete the program. read more

WHEN: November 2016 - September 2017Typical teaching schedule: 1st semester --> November-February; 2nd semester --> March-May 2017. Individual dissertation tutorial: June-September 2017. All classes meet on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings during both semesters, thus making the program also suitable for students with professional engagements, provided they have ample time for individual study. There is no availability requirement in Torino for students outside semesters 1 and 2.

WHERE: Courses are taught at the Department Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Torino, in the heart of the city's downtown. Classrooms are equipped with audio and video projection facilities.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: This program is fully taught in English.

TOTAL COST (tuition and fees): 3,500 euro. read more

INTERNSHIPS / STUDY ABROAD / SCHOLARSHIPS: A three-month (optional) INTERNSHIP opportunity with international organizations in Europe and the US is offered to all participants. See the INTERNSHIPS link for details. Participants are eligible for 1-semester study-abroad SCHOLARSHIPS through the Erasmus program at some of the most prestigious American Studies institutes in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Warsaw, etc). No other scholarships are offered at this time. In case any new scholarships, large or small, become available, all eligible applicants - including those who have already paid their tuition fees - will be invited to compete. read more

PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTThe program provides training in academic and practical skills tailored to meet the needs of future players in a transatlantic and global environment. Graduates are well placed to work as teachers, journalists, translators, librarians, editors, as well as in the areas of tourism and international relations. Graduates of this one-year program may opt to continue to a two-year MA (in Italy: Laurea Magistrale) with credit recognition (see "program" link for details). The program also strengthens skills, self-confidence and motivation to eventually continue to a PhD program, in Italy or abroad.

APPLYING FOR THE PROGRAM: Applications are received from February through September. Applicants must hold at least a BA degree in the humanities or in a cognate field and must submit proof of English language proficiency. read more