Mobility Studies, M.A. | University of Padua | Padova, Italy
24 months
2533 EUR/year
2533 EUR/year
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The two-year Mobility Studies programme at the University of Padua is driven by the assumption that the Humanities can play a crucial role in facing and understanding mobility in present society. 


This is something different than offering a focus uniquely on the circulation of people, objects, and ideas in given historical and geographical frameworks. The Mobility Studies programme at the University of Padua offers a broader approach. It aims at providing students with a selection of specific tools in historical, geographical, anthropological and philological studies, in order to challenge the traditional understanding of human actions, in time and space. “Challenging forces” such as colonization, migration, exile, tourism are seen as factors that shape cultural identities and not only as phenomena of contamination of given cultures. 

Students will be immersed in an engaging process through which people, texts, images, artifacts, commodities, ideas are moved, translated, transformed, adapted and negotiated by different social actors, sometime in distant spatial contexts, in the past and in the present. The global and local scenarios call for new experts, trained in historical and cultural studies, but ready for political and social action today.


Graduates work as:

  • State & Local Government Agencies;
  • International organisations;
  • NGOs;
  • Think tanks;
  • Cultural tourism;
  • Heritage digital industries;
  • Media & Communications;
  • Academic researchers;
  • Teachers at High School Level
  • Galleries, Museums, Archives, Libraries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Migrations in World History
  • Transport History
  • Ideas and Cultures in Motion
  • Communication and Media in History
  • Global Commodity Chains in World History    
  • History of Tourism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

First Call:

  • 2 November - 2 February

Second Call:

  • 2 March - 2 May


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Historical and Geographical studies or related subject such as Philology, Literature, Foreign Languages, Sociology, Anthropology, Global Studies, Social and Political sciences.

  • Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2533 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2533 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2533 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2533 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Padua

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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