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Crossing the Mediterranean - towards Investment and Integration, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Why enrolling in this programme? 1. It provides interdisciplinary skills related to studies on migrations in the Mediterranean area and inter-cultural mediation. 2. It is offered jointly with the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 and in collaboration with the Université de Strasbourg, Sousse and Meknès.  3. It teaches skills essential  to face the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.


In the two years of study, which takes place between Italy, France, Tunisia or Morocco, you will gain interdisciplinary skills related to studies on migration in the Mediterranean and intercultural mediation, historical and social skills, qualitative and quantitative analysis tools, field research techniques, analysis of collected data and European planning skills. An emphasis is placed on developing your linguistic skills, in particular Hebrew, Arabic and Moroccan.

The course includes an internship, allowing you to acquire work experience in the field, or to launch independent research.

The Crossing the Mediterranean - towards Investment and Integration programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice is taught in English and French. Upon completing your studies, a double diploma is awarded from both Ca’ Foscari and UPVM. With the skills you obtain in this plurilingual and multicultural context, you can establish yourself in diverse professional fields, from sustainable planning to Euro- Mediterranean cooperation. You can also work in the organisation and promotion of cultural events, social and educational activities, or the development of sustainable tourism. In each of these fields, MIM graduates can rely on excellent training and a deep understanding of the role and impact of planning in a geopolitical area that is as rich and delicate as the Mediterranean.

The study path comprises three modules organized at the three partner universities involved (UAB, Ca’ Foscari, UPVM), a fourth module organized either at a university in Maghreb (Sousse/Meknès) or at the University of Strasbourg and a three-month internship.

Career opportunities

Graduates are trained to be communication specialists (press, television, cinema, social networks, editorial consultancy), transcultural intermediation experts working for cultural associations and organisations, socio-political experts working for think-tanks tackling Mediterranean issues. Career opportunities can therefore be found in the following contexts:

  • Design and promotion of sustainable development projects
  • Euro-Mediterranean cooperation
  • Social, cultural, economic and tourism consultancy
  • Promotion of cultural exchange and cooperation


QS by Subject - 150 for Modern Languages

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cooperation and development in the mediterranean 
  • History of international relations
  • Interactions, communication and transcultural process in the mediterranean
  • Languages - arabic advanced
  • Languages - arabic elementary
  • Languages - french
  • Migratory fluxes, asylum seekers and political refugees
  • Pluralism and transcultural mediation
  • Project management for globalization, euro-mediterranean regional inclusion and migration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • It requires personal preparation and minimum credit requirements as well as passing the admission test.
  • Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the following fields: sociology, political sciences, geography, communication, anthropology, economics, languages, cultural studies, humanities, history, law, international relations, development studies and Mediterranean studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Venice

  • 600 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • In order to ensure that everyone effectively has access to higher education, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
  • Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
  • Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university. 

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