Historical Sciences

The degree program ensures special focus on knowledge, methods and skills already acquired in the bachelor’s degree course; it promotes constant dialogue between professors and students through tutoring activities; it offers in-house internships that enable students to acquire experience that will be useful in the perspective of entering the employment market; it provides workshops on the interpretation of the sources of different historical periods.


Special focus on medieval, modern and contemporary history at a national and international level, geography, history of economics and law, history of art and methodology of historical research; sociology; foreign languages; Italian literature; interdisciplinary seminars and seminars for the preparation of dissertation; internships

Teaching approaches

  • Lectures
  • Interdisciplinary approach to various disciplines
  • Workshops and seminars


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on universitaly.it is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM84 Historical Sciences
50 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The master’s degree program, is divided into the two courses “Mediterranean, Medieval and Modern” studies and “Modern and Contemporary” studies, and it provides a critical and in-depth knowledge of the above-mentioned historical periods, that is essential to understand society changes and the cultural, political, economic, ethical and religious factors that have had an impact on their evolution over time. The course offers an in-depth focus on the contents and methods of the various fields of historical research and provides specific skills required in employment market.

Graduates, undergraduates or students with a qualification in one of the degree classes indicated in the admission notice, obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Students will also take an entry test to assess their knowledge

Graduates, undergraduates or students with a qualification in one of the degree classes indicated in the admission notice, obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Students will also take an entry test to assess their knowledge

The disciplines of the curriculum (history, anthropology, geography, languages, literature, and document analysis) as well as the skills acquired in each of these areas, will help graduates to find a job in the field of cultural heritage, scientific research, education, the publishing industry and the media.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive: a) Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students) b) Grants for international mobility c) Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services d) Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain: • International mobility grants (Erasmus) • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes.

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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