Communication and Society (CES)

Studenti in sala studio: mani su libri e tastiere
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-20 - Communication studies
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree

The Bachelor's degree programme in Communication and Society aims to provide graduates with a solid baseline of knowledge in the main areas of communication, and a good command of the methods and techniques that will help them acquire the skills required to access multiple professions in communication.

The degree in Communication and Society enables professional outlets in the many sectors and fields of enterprise communication and political and social communication, public and private organizations, national and international, industry Cultural, publishing, market research, business, digital economy, as press officers, advertisers and public communicators, experts in the management of companies, publishing companies, distance learning, methodologies (surveys, databases, etc.), communication campaigns.
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In order to be admitted to the programme, candidates must take a test, which will assess their language and communication skills. 
Admission to the programme is subject to a mandatory online test delivered by CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Access Systems): TOLC-E.  Candidates must achieve the minimum scores set forth in the call for applications.
Students who fall short of the threshold set forth in the call for applications in the area of written comprehension will have to fulfil additional training requirements (OFA) by attending a course or workshop, including online, or by reading supplementary study materials. The OFA shall be satisfied and assessed within Year I of the programme. 
 For information on how to fulfil the OFA, please refer to the University portal, Study area of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences.  
Students who do not fulfil these requirements within the deadline must enrol in the following academic year as students repeating Year I, and will not be able to take any exams for years following Year I.

English language OFA

In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B1 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). English-language proficiency may be certified as follows:

  • through a language certification, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B1 level or higher (for the list of language certifications recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded at enrolment; 
  • through a Placement Test, administered by SLAM during Year I, from October to December. Should a student fail the test, he/she must take the course provided by SLAM.

The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who fail to submit a valid certificate.
Those who do not take the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the final exam for the course within six attempts, must obtain an outside (paid) certification by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.

The BA in Communication and Society, through the Department of Social and Political Sciences, has signed exchange agreements with the Australian Universities "University of South Australia" (Adelaide) and "Griffith University" (Brisbane), and the US University "John Cabot University" (Rome). With the latter the agreement is of "double degree", which requires the mandatory attendance for three semesters.
Students can attend a semester in the faculties and graduate courses of the Australian universities specified in the agreements, and their Australian exams will be recognized in Milano, as in the Erasmus program. An excellent knowledge of the English language, properly certified, is required to participate. Special calls establish other conditions to enter the selection. These exchanges do not enjoy any financial support from the University of Milano.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Media Economics 9 60 Italian SECS-P/06
Sociology and Culture 9 60 Italian SPS/08
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Constitutional and Media Law 12 80 Italian IUS/09 IUS/10
Italian Language Workshop 3 20 Italian L-LIN/01
Psychology of Communication 9 60 Italian M-PSI/06
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary History 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
Sociolinguistics 9 60 Italian L-LIN/01
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Communications Culture 9 60 Italian SPS/08
Research Methods in the Social Sciences 12 80 Italian SECS-S/01 SPS/07
Social History of the Media 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Information Technology 6 40 Italian INF/01
IT Workshop 3 20 Italian INF/01
Marketing and Business Strategies 9 60 Italian SECS-P/08
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Digital Media 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Sociology of Communication 9 60 Italian SPS/08
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Languages of the Media 6 40 English L-LIN/11
Optional
Qualitative research in social organization 6 40 Italian SPS/07
Sociology of Cultural Processes 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Sociology of Family and Life Course 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
European Media Law 6 40 Italian IUS/14
Optional
Economics of Advertising 6 40 Italian SECS-P/08
Human Resources Organization 6 40 Italian SECS-P/10
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Data Protection Law 6 40 Italian IUS/08
Freedom of Speech and Expression 6 40 Italian IUS/08
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian SPS/07
Lab: Globalization and environmental crisis: Communication at the time of the Anthropocene 3 20 Italian SPS/08
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
6 - Students must achieve 6 CFU in one of the following topics
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economics of Advertising 6 40 Italian Second trimester SECS-P/08
Data Protection Law 6 40 Italian Third trimester IUS/08
Freedom of Speech and Expression 6 40 Italian Third trimester IUS/08
7 - Students must achieve 6 CFU in one of the following topics
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Qualitative research in social organization 6 40 Italian First trimester SPS/07
Sociology of Cultural Processes 6 40 Italian First trimester SPS/08
Sociology of Family and Life Course 6 40 Italian First trimester SPS/08
8 - Students must achieve 6 CFU in one of the following topics
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Human Resources Organization 6 40 Italian Second trimester SECS-P/10
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/07
The following topics are preparatory to the courses of the third year:
Economy and industry of the media
English as foreign language
Sociolinguistic
Workshop of Italian language
Psychology of communication
Sociology and culture
Contemporary history
Information and constitution

Moreover:
Sociology and culture is preparatory to Sociology of communication, Intercultural communication, Cultures of communication and Digital Media
Marketing and business strategy is preparatory to Economy and technique of advertising.
Location
Milano

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 250 + 20 reserved for non-EU citizens + 5 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 23/04/2020 to 15/06/2020

Application for matriculation: from 18/06/2020 to 08/07/2020

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Attachments and documents

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 15/07/2020 to 07/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 23/09/2020 to 28/09/2020

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Attachments and documents

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