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Environmental Humanities

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

M.A. On Campus
24 months
2100 EUR/year
2061 EUR/year
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This innovative master's degree in Environmental Humanities from Ca' Foscari University of Venice explores the role that the humanities are playing -- and can play in the future -- in tackling the global challenge of climate change and creating ecological awareness.

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The Environmental Humanities are an ever-more important area of research that establishes a fruitful dialogue between the natural sciences, the social sciences and all areas of the humanities. As a result, this master’s degree in Environmental Humanities from Ca' Foscari University of Venice  helps you explore how to perceive, communicate and manage environmental transformation caused by human activities through the lens of the humanities. In this era increasingly characterised by complex, multi-ethnic societies and climate-change-driven migration, this programme teaches you to address environmental issues from a global, intercultural and historical perspective and transforms you into a teacher, leader or cultural operators capable of imagining, narrating and raising awareness of the sustainable future we need. 

The geographical location of Venice makes Ca’ Foscari a particularly ideal place for the development of the Environmental Humanities: both a historic crossroads of civilisations and a fragile city subject to the effects of global tourism and climate change, Venice invites and encourages critical reflections and the ideation of creative solutions.

Career Opportunities

After graduation, you will be equipped to launch a career in a variety of areas. Some of the most popular include:

  • Environmental educator
  • Creator and curator of cultural activities regarding the environment
  • Expert in cultural mediation and communication

Programme Structure

  • This programme's two-year study plan is based on a careful analysis of interactions between cultural, social and natural systems at both local and global levels. 
  • Apart from course work that covers a wide range of themes, the programme also includes a curricular internship -- which can take place in Italy or abroad -- and a final thesis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Ca' Foscari will begin accepting applications for the 2021/22 academic year in November, and the application procedure is carried out online.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy certain curricular requirements. You therefore need to have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: Cultural Heritage; Philosophy; Humanities; Modern Languages and Civilisations; Applied Languages; Business Administration; Environmental Sciences; Economics; or History
  • 42 ECTS in a selected range of study areas

You need a certified B2-level knowledge of English.

This programme has limited admission, so in order to be eligible you need to take an entry test. In addition, a Teaching Committee assesses your CV to make sure you have adequate personal preparation.

For more specific information, check the programme's official web page or contact us!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2061 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2061 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

To make education as affordable as possible to all, Ca' Foscari offers tuition fee reductions to students coming from non-OECD countries, with fees sometimes as low as 700 euro per year. Contact us for more information.


For high-achieving international students, Ca' Foscari offers:

  • renewable tuition fee waivers
  • one-time scholarships of €5,000
The regional government also offers financial aid for international students from low-income families for which you can apply after enrolment.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Environmental Humanities
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