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;
- Think tanks;
- Cultural tourism;
- Heritage digital industries;
- Media & Communications;
- Academic researchers;
- Teachers at High School Level
- Galleries, Museums, Archives, Libraries
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- 2 November - 2 February
- 2 March - 2 May
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology View 5 other Masters in Sociology in Italy
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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
International2533 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2533 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2533 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2533 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Padua
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.