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Environmental Humanities

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

24 months
2100 EUR/year
2157 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.


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 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.

Launching your career

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 receive applications for the academic year until May 3 for NON-EU students and June 21 for EU students and the application procedure will take place entirely online.


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

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 OR
  •  42 ECTS in a selected range of study areas

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

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 information, contact us!

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2100 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2157 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2157 EUR per year during 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.

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.


  • As a public university in Europe, Ca' Foscari not only keeps tuition fees low, but also provides targeted financial aid for high-achieving international students. Ca' Foscari University offers high-achieving international students renewable scholarship packages of various sizes, ranging from 6,500 euro a year for bachelor's students to 8,000 euro a year for master's students.

    These scholarship packages are designed to offer support for the full duration of an award-winner's degree.

  • To be eligible to apply, you will need a minimum 8.5/10 CGPA. Complete information about the requisites and procedures to apply are at the dedicated webpage.

    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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