Study Regulations/Faculty of Humanities

INTERNAL OBLIGATIONS (SNS) 

attendance, for each year, of two internal courses (including any additional teaching activity) and the passing of the related examinations.

In the five years of duration of the degree course (for the students who were admitted at the first year) three courses must be related to a subject area different from the one chosen by the student (one in the first three-year period, one in the last two-year period and one chosen by the student), and seven must be related to the area chosen. Within their subject area, students who entered at the first year must follow at least three courses of differing denomination during the five-year period. For the students who were admitted to the fourth year, one course must be related to a subject area different from the one chosen by the student and three must be related to the area chosen. The student must obtain a grade of at least 24/30 in each examination, and must maintain an average of at least 27/30.

attendance of two foreign language courses among those offered by the SNS (English, French, German and Chinese) and the passing of final examinations with the aim of achieving, at the end of the third year, the third level in one language and the second level in another. Those who believe they have an adequate knowledge of one foreign language, or of both, may be exempted from attendance after passing an examination. In the first year of the degree course at the SNS all students must attend at least one foreign language class and take the related examination.

 

 EXTERNAL OBLIGATIONS (UNIVERSITY) 

students must obtain a grade of at least 24/30 in each exam. They must maintain an average of at least 27/30.


INTEGRATIVE ANNUAL OBLIGATIONS 

FIRST YEAR 

Internal obligations (SNS) 

an interview consisting of the production of a research study on a topic that must be agreed upon with a lecturer of the SNS, to be discussed before a commission which decides whether the student will pass on to the following year.

External obligations (University) 

the attainment of at least 42 CFUs to be obtained through examinations that provide an evaluation in thirtieths.


SECOND YEAR 

Internal obligations (SNS) 

an interview consisting of the production of a research study on a topic that must be agreed upon with a lecturer of the SNS, to be discussed before a commission which decides whether the student will pass on to the following year. With the authorisation of those in charge of the seminar study plan, the interview may be conducted with a lecturer external to the SNS. 

External obligations (University) 


the attainment of at least 48 CFUs to be obtained through examinations that provide an evaluation in thirtieths.


THIRD YEAR 

Internal obligations (SNS) 

an interview consisting of the production of a research study on a topic agreed upon with a lecturer of the SNS, to be discussed, with a compulsory written exam, before a commission which decides whether the student will pass on to the following year. With the authorisation of those in charge of the seminar study plan, the interview may be conducted with a lecturer external to the SNS.  

External obligations (University) 

completion of the number of credits envisaged by the university course and graduation by October 31, 2022, save for justifiable extensions approved by the Faculty Council, and in any case not later than the first available session at the University of reference. 

FOURTH YEAR 

Internal obligations (SNS) 

• an interview consisting of the production of a research study on a topic agreed upon with a lecturer of the SNS, to be discussed, with a compulsory written exam, before a commission which decides whether the student will pass on to the following year. With the authorisation of those in charge of the seminar study plan, the interview may be conducted with a lecturer  external to the SNS.   

• for students admitted at the fourth year: attendance of two language courses among those offered by the SNS, (English, French, German or Chinese) with a final examination which must be passed to achieve, by the end of the fifth year, the third level in one foreign language and the second level in another one. Those who believe they have an adequate knowledge of one foreign language, or of both, may be exempted from attendance after passing an examination. In the first year of the degree course at the SNS all students must attend at least one language course and take the related examination. 

External obligations (University) 
 

attainment of at least 60 CFUs to be obtained through examinations that provide an evaluation in thirtieths.

 

FIFTH YEAR 

External obligations (University) 


completion of the number of credits established by the University of Pisa to obtain the master's degree.

 

STUDY PERIODS ABROAD


Students who intend to spend a period of study abroad must indicate in their study plan the courses they intend to take at the university they have chosen, replacing the SNS and university ones.
In the case of Erasmus study periods, the aforementioned activities are included in the Learning Agreement. Students must autonomously make arrangements with their Erasmus co-ordinators of the University of Pisa regarding recognition of the activities carried out at their chosen University; the recognition of the activities valid for the fulfilment of internal obligations will be carried out by the SNS on the basis of the approved study plan.

 


STUDY PLAN AND LECTURERS OF REFERENCE

Study plans


Every student of the undergraduate courses must submit for approval to the Student’s Office, by the date communicated (in January), an organic study plan that respects the course obligations described above. The courses must be included in the study plan in their full articulation: for the fulfilment of the teaching obligation, it is not permitted to add courses and integrative teaching activities envisaged by different courses.
Generally speaking, the courses that are intended for the postgraduate syllabus can, under the responsibility of the lecturer of reference for the study plans, be included in the study plans of the students of the undergraduate courses with reference to their particular study pathways and with regard to the specific syllabus of each area.
The study plan must be agreed upon with the students' internal lecturer of reference; the lecturer of reference for the study plans of the subject area will verify the appropriateness of the proposed study path, prior to its definitive approval by the Faculty Council.