Language Mediation

  • Knowledge and skills in at least three foreign languages and their cultures
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum that enhances competencies in the areas of language, law, economics, sociology, history and information management
  • Stimulating and dynamic learning environment
  • Professional profiles that can be applied in multilingual and multicultural work contexts

Topics and focus

  • English for Mediation
  • Language and Culture (Albanian/Arabic/French/Spanish/German)
  • Linguistics
  • Contrastive phonetics
  • Terminology, texts and documents
  • Business economics
  • Economics and business management
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Computer Science

Teaching approaches 

  • Individual and group projects
  • Theoretical lessons accompanied by exercises and laboratory activities
  • Flipped Learning
  • Curricular internships


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
L12 Language Mediation
150 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The course aims at training professionals with a sound expertise in interlingual and intercultural communication, together with in-depth knowledge in the legal-economic, sociological, historical and information management fields. Professionals will mainly work to support companies in internationalization activities but also to back the educational needs of multilingual and multicultural contexts characterized by linguistic minorities. Students will study at least three foreign languages and their cultures, one of which is compulsory (English) while the other two are chosen by students among Arabic, Albanian, French, Spanish and German.


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 foreign languages, specialized languages and terminology, as well as international relations.


Training of experts able to draft and translate texts related to different sectors; to acquire knowledge of languages, of the problems related to translation and interlingual transposition of specialized terminology; and to manage relations among international agencies, companies or institutions.


Language mediators can work in: companies operating in the fields of language services and communication; manufacturing companies; centers and organizations that deal with foreigners and promote language and socio-cultural integration of migrants; international institutions such as consulates, embassies, etc.


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 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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