|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Master of Arts in Historical Sciences)|
|Accreditation||to be approved|
|Tuition fee||€2,529 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2019/20.
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This fee is non-refundable.
In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
- Bachelor’s 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.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
English language at a B2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or corresponding level (e.g. Academic IELTS or TOEFL/IBT) is required. A certificate stating they have demonstrated such ability may be presented if it is not more than 3 years old at the date of enrolment. If the candidate is an English mother tongue speaker or has attended their upper secondary school or a degree course taught in English, no language certification is necessary.
Today mobility is a keyword related to migration, transport, mass tourism, global trade, the circulation of digital information and their impact on urban transformations. Beyond everyday perception, mobility is also a new paradigm in the Social Sciences and Humanities, that looks beyond immobile socio-economic structures and fixed cultural identities, in order to provide a new understanding of past and present societies.
The two-year MA programme in Mobility Studies 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 MA program in Mobility Studies 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.
Migrations in World History
Ideas and Cultures in Motion
Communication and Media in History
History and Social Sciences
Global Commodity Chains in World History
History of Tourism
Demography of Migration
Space, Place and Mobility
Museum Collections Heritage
Theory and Methods
Digital Tools for Mobility Research
Big Data and Social Network Analysis
Literature, Law and Social Sciences
English as a Global Language
Texts on the move
Law, Economy, Globalization
Statistics and Databases
Academic speaking and writing
Graduates work as:
1. State & Local Government Agencies;
2. International organisations;
4. Think tanks;
5. Cultural tourism;
6. Heritage industries;
7. Media & Communications;
8. Academic researchers;
9. Teachers at High School Level
10. Galleries, Museusm, Archives, Libraries