Humanities and Cultural Heritage

The Degree Course offers:

  • a choice between two degree classes: L-10 Humanities and L-1 Cultural Heritage
  • instruments and methodologies for the interpretation of the literary tradition (Greek, Latin, and Italian) and the archaeological, historical and artistic tradition
  • workshops of Italian linguistics, Italian literature, and archaeology
  • study periods abroad
  • a lively environment that encourages students’ cultural interests, also thanks to seminars


Topics and focus

Literary disciplines: from Greek and Latin literature to Italian literature (from their origins to contemporary times)

  • Linguistic disciplines: Greek language, Latin language, Italian and general linguistics
  • Archaeological disciplines: from the pre-Roman age to the Christian and medieval age
  • Historical and artistic disciplines: from the Middle Ages to current days
  • Historical and geographical disciplines
  • English language

Teaching approaches

  • Theoretical lessons
  • Interdisciplinary approach


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L10 Humanities
Degree program class (for interclass degrees)
L01 Cultural Heritage
200 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The degree program is divided into two courses of study: one oriented to antiquity and one oriented to modernity. The degree in Humanities with a focus on antiquity, provides a classical curriculum focusing on philology, literature and languages of antiquity, while the degree in Cultural Heritage offers a curriculum focusing on the study of archaeology. The degree in Humanities with a focus on modernity offers a modern curriculum including philological, literary and linguistic studies of modernity, while the degree in Cultural Heritage provides a historical-artistic curriculum that focuses on the study of history of art.


Students with a secondary school diploma (5-year course) and students with another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Ideal candidates are students with an interest in humanities, with a particular inclination towards literature, history of art and archeology.


Providing students with a solid basic education in philological, literary, linguistic, historical-artistic and archaeological studies, from ancient to contemporary times; offering fundamental theoretical instruments to understand society and the cultural factors that have an impact on its evolution.


Graduates will find employment opportunities in: libraries, archives, museums, superintend agencies and publishing houses; in the field of conservation and promotion of cultural heritage; in the organization of conventions, fairs, and exhibitions; in all sectors that provide cultural services, where a humanistic educational background is necessary.


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:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • 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.

Discover the career of former students

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.

Discover more

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.

Discover more

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.

Discover more
Request information for this course

    If you want to know more about the Degree Course

    For details on the contents of the individual courses, periods of training abroad, teachers, tutors, classrooms, laboratories, research centers, other structures and social initiatives visit the website of the Degree Course.

    Go to the institutional website
    This site is registered on as a development site.