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Mobility studies

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 2021/22 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2020/21.
The total amount of tuition fees due per each academic year can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees

Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €188 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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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.

Programme structure

General Modules
Migrations in World History
Transport History
Ideas and Cultures in Motion
Communication and Media in History

History and Social Sciences
Commodity Chains in World History
History of Tourism
Demography of Migration
Space, Place and Mobility
Cultural Encounters
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
Digital Philology
European and Global Citizenship
Gender eu politics and globalization
Economic globalization and human rights

Statistics and Databases
Public History

Academic speaking and writing
Final Project

The programme is a study track – completely held in English – of the Master’s degree programme in Scienze storiche

Career opportunities

Graduates work as:

1. State & Local Government Agencies;
2. International organisations;
3. NGOs;
4. Think tanks;
5. Cultural tourism;
6. Heritage digital industries;
7. Media & Communications;
8. Academic researchers;
9. Teachers at High School Level
10. Galleries, Museums, Archives, Libraries

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States