Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Introduction

Established in 1868 as the first Business School in Italy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a modern university, which encompass a vast and varied array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, in addition to numerous PhD programmes and a wide selection of executive courses.

The University teaches approximately 20.000 students and covers four main subject areas: Economics, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Humanities and Sciences.

The university is divided into 8 Departments and 6 Interdepartmental Schools, responsible for research and teaching activities of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes. Three university structures exist alongside these:

  • Ca' Foscari Graduate School, which coordinates Research Doctorates (PhDs);
  • Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, which organises Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and other opportunities for executive education;
  • Ca’ Foscari School for International Education, which promotes intensive summer and autumn courses, orientation programmes, foundation year programmes and other extracurricular activities for Italian and international students.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice also offers a wide range of English-taught programmes and double degrees, which along with numerous cooperation agreements with institutions from all over the world, enrich the international focus that has always been a feature of the university. Indeed, internationalisation is not simply a goal or a strategy; it is much a daily practice and an everyday commitment to pursue excellence in teaching and research.

The University also organizes a lot of cultural events to bring students and staff together in a city which is like no other, a place where past meets innovation and your thirst for knowledge is stimulated by numerous initiatives. Living in Venice is living art, architecture, development, research, attention to the environment and discovering ancient traditions and different cultures.

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SERVICES

Ca Foscari assists students during their entire University career by offering a range of loans, grants and bursaries through its Financial Aid Office. Tailor-made support is available to international students, students who work and students with disabilities. The Housing Office is a service for Italian and international students, researchers, professors and administrative staff coming to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. It offers useful information and contacts to find suitable and convenient accommodation solutions in Venice and in the nearby area.

The International Welcome Unit offers a wide range of services for international beneficiaries, such as guidance and assistance for enrolment procedures, recognition of academic qualifications, visa application process, residency permit, student services, health issues and transportation.

Students can actively participate in the university life thanks to a lot of welcome and enjoy activities.

Keep in touch with your tutor, read your Welcome Guide and become involved in the Buddy Programme to break the ice!

Student facilities

  • Welcome Days devoted to international students to help them discover Ca’ Foscari and Venice
  • A renown University Library System ( with approximately 1 million books)
  • Tailor-made support to open a bank account and to obtain the Italian tax-payer code
  • Appropriate support to obtain a valid Health Insurance
  • Career placement services in partnership with international companies to enter the labour market
  • Language courses held at the University Langauge Centre
  • Wi-fi in all university buildings
  • Social networks to receive all the updates: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin

Student Life

The university experience enjoyed by Ca’ Foscari students every day takes place in an international environment where focus is placed on the most innovative aspects of research and teaching.

Students can strengthen their academic profile thanks to a series of initiatives organized by the School for International Education and by the International College.

Studying at Ca Foscari provides an opportunity to study and live in a very unique city, where you can wander for hours and even enjoy getting lost, have aSpritzin one of Venice beautiful squares, visit the world famous museums and exhibitions, travel by boat through the smaller islands of the lagoon, enjoy the Lido beaches and taste delicious food.

At Ca Foscari you can find:

  • Theatre, music and film festivals
  • International art exhibitions
  • Radio Ca Foscari, the University web radio
  • Sport facilities at the Venice University Sports Centre
  • University Orchestra and Choir
  • Student associations like the Erasmus Student Network, ComeIn Venice and Aiesec
  • Lectures by internationally recognized scholars and ambassadors
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Accounting and Finance: Business Administration

Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme produces experts in accounting data, planning management control systems, setting out finance strategies and auditing business risk. [+]

Ministerial Degree Code LM-77 (Management) Curricula available Administrative Consultancy Business Administration (fully taught in English) Double/Joint Degree Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree : Laurea Magistrale in Amministrazione, finanza e controllo of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe. Access to the programme Restricted. Places available are 270 (180 for the Administrative Consultancy curriculum and 90 for the Business Administration curriculum). Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the admission test. Moreover, certified knowledge of the English language at least at B2 level is required. For the English-taught curriculum, knowledge of English language must be obtained at enrolment, otherwise the student will not be allowed to enrol. For the Italian-taught curriculum, students who do not attest knowledge of the English language at enrolment will be allowed to enrol with a B1 level, but will be asked to obtain the B2 level before graduation. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. For the Business Administration curriculum, this knowledge must be obtained at enrolment; for the Administrative Consultancy curriculum, students who do not attest the knowledge at enrolment will be required to verify it before graduation. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme produces experts in accounting data, planning management control systems, setting out finance strategies and auditing business risk. Depending on the curriculum chosen, different aspects relating to the profession or the internal business management are investigated. Occupational profiles This Second Cycle Degree Programme offers any necessary effective grounding to operate within companies and local authorities, holding positions related to corporate accounting and finance including management control. Furthermore, graduates may be employed at consulting companies and work on a self-employed basis. Examination assessment and graduation The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations. The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. [-]

Master in European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. [+]

Ministerial Degree Code LM-37 (Modern American and European Languages and Literatures) Curricula available Literatures and Cultures The sub-curricula available are: American Studies English Studies French Studies German Studies Iberian Studies Slavic and Balkan Studies Double/Joint Degree European Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies with Otto-Friedrich Universität - Bamberg (Germany); Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria); Pécsi Tudományegyetem - Pécs (Hungary); Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France). Double Degree with Universidade do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Universidad de Huelva (Spain) or with Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Licenciatura en Letras of Universidad Nacional del Litoral; or Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Mestrado em Letras (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras) of Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Máster en Literaturas europea y enseñanza de lenguas (LEEL) of Universidad de Huelva; or Laurea Magistrale in lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Máster Universitario en Estudios Hispánicos Superiores of Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Double Degree with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (France); Humboldt-Universität - Berlino (Germany). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree:Laurea Magistrale in Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones of one of the partner universities. Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 6 places, among which 1 is reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Special admission requirements are established for the following curricula: Curriculum in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Doble titulación en Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos / Double Degree in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call (Universidad de Huelva, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Universidad de Sevilla). Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. For the Literatures and Cultures curriculum (sub-curricula of English Studies and American Studies), and the Joint Degree English and American Literary and Cultural Studies curriculum, this knowledge must be obtained at enrolment; for the remaining curricula, students who do not attest the knowledge at enrolment will be required to verify it before graduation. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. Languages available: Albanian, Anglo-American, Czech, English, French, German, modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romenian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish. Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates, thanks to the skills acquired and their possession of critical knowledge giving them independent judgment in carrying out their activities, will be able to pursue their studies in the research field and to hold leading positions in national and international businesses and within public and private institutions and organisations. [-]

Master in Interpreting and Translation for Publishing

Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation, capable of using IT and multimedia technologies and tools. [+]

Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004) Ministerial Degree Code LM-94 (Interpreting and Specialized Translating) Where School of Economics, Languages and Entrepreneurship Riviera Santa Margherita 76, 31100 Treviso (Italy) Head of Studies Prof. Fiorenzo Lafirenza (Teaching committee coordinator) Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Admission requirements Unlimited entry, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements according to fixed procedures. A proper individual educational background is required. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation, capable of using IT and multimedia technologies and tools. Translation, as an instrument of communication and foremost of mediation, deals with numerous linguistic, literary and socio-cultural topics, in a comparative and multicultural way. The courses are taught both in the specialization and vehicular language (English). The courses include Italian-Chinese and Chinese-English consecutive interpretation, Chinese and Cantonese for Business, Chinese Translation for Mass Media and computer-assisted translation tools. Languages available: Chinese and Cantonese. Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed as professional interpreters, translators (on a freelance basis or for translation agencies), officials in international companies and organizations. They may be also hired in the following sectors: cross-linguistic communication, editing, multimedia. They may carry out research and teaching activities in the field of linguistics and translation. Attendance Open attendance Examination assessment and graduation Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career. The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. Access to further studies Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes [-]

Master in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. [+]

Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004) Ministerial Degree Code LM-38 (Modern Languages for Communication and International Cooperation) Where Interdepartmental School of Asian Studies and Business Management Access to the programme Unlimited entry (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrolment. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire sound knowledge of sociolinguistic and communication processes, as well familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialization. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese Curricula available Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries Language and Management to China Language, society and institutions of contemporary China Language, economics and institution Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist consulting in the economic-financial field. [-]

Master in Language Sciences

Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme will provide advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge, analytical skills in the chosen foreign language as well as the necessary ability to interact with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups. [+]

Class LM-39 (Linguistics) Double / Joint Degree Title Joint / Joint Master's Degree in Linguistics Inglese with Otto-Friedrich University - Bamberg (Germany); Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria); Pécsi TUDOMÁNYEGYETEM - Pécs (Hungary); Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France.) Access: the notice of selection. It 'also a convention with the Goethe University in Frankfurt, under which the two universities will recognize the selected students, the conclusion of the studies, the double title of "Master of Science in Language" (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) and "Master of Arts in Italienstudien" (Goethe University Frankfurt). Access to Title Double / Double Degree provides a preliminary public selection of candidates. Access mode Free with evaluation of the minimum (quota reserved for non-EU students residing abroad: 6 places, including 1 reserved for Chinese students residing in China, under the Marco Polo). Admission requirements Admission to the course requires the possession of further minimum curricular requirements and requested personale.È adequate preparation, possession of certified knowledge of English at least B2 level, will guarantee at the time of enrollment or to be established by graduation, depending on the chosen language. Educational Goals The Master of Science Programme provides advanced knowledge of language and culture in foreign language choice and ability to interact with multidisciplinary research groups and multicultural. Depending on the route chosen, the student will be able to deepen the historical and diachronic evolution of the language of your choice (philological / computer methods for interpreting and editing texts), thematic and educational tools for teaching Italian to foreigners and foreign languages ​​in Italian, the language tools for the analysis of the language and language acquisition disorders in case of deafness, the formal analysis of language, languages, cultures and literatures in the different stages of their development. Languages ​​of which it is on teaching: Albanian, Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian-Croatian, Spanish, German. Curricula / paths Curriculum Language Sciences Curriculum Inglese linguistics (Joint Degree) Professional Profiles Graduates will have access to positions with high responsibility in the field of language education, cooperation and international institutions, public utilities aimed at intercultural communication services. Furthermore graduates can handle advanced research on language and on languages ​​at institutions and research laboratories; carry out coordination activities in the linguistic continuing education programs and hosting and training in Italian of foreign students in schools; provide expert advice in the areas of publishing and multimedia communication; perform Italian teaching activities for foreigners in Italian cultural institutes abroad; provide advice and specialized collaboration in medical research on language disorders and language disabilities; perform the profession of assistant communications for deaf people and the LIS expert. [-]

Master in Marketing and Communication

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Venice

Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Marketing e Comunicazione of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe (agreement currently under renewal). [+]

Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004) Ministerial Degree Code LM-77 (Management) Curricula available Marketing and Corporate Communication Innovation and Marketing (fully taught in English) Double/Joint Degree Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Marketing e Comunicazione of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe (agreement currently under renewal). Access to the programme Restricted. Places available are 190 (100 for the Marketing and Corporate Communication curriculum and 90 for the Innovation and Marketing curriculum). Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the admission test. Moreover, certified knowledge of the English language at least at B2 level is required. For the English-taught curriculum, knowledge of English language must be obtained at enrolment, otherwise the student will not be allowed to enrol. For the Italian-taught curriculum, students who do not attest knowledge of the English language at enrolment will be allowed to enrol with a B1 level, but will be asked to obtain the B2 level before graduation. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. For the Innovation and Marketing curriculum, this knowledge must be obtained at enrolment; for the Marketing and Corporate Communication curriculum, students who do not attest the knowledge at enrolment will be required to verify it before graduation. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme trains experts who will be able to play managerial roles in those companies specialized in marketing, communication, and services. This Degree Programme educates students to create value for the community providing them with any adequate tools to plan and control marketing and communication activities (for example, brands, advertising in the real and virtual world, public relations), both for profitable and social purposes. Classroom learning activities are accompanied by hands-on experience in marketing and communication departments/offices of private or public companies. Occupational profiles Second cycle graduates in Marketing and Communication may be employed as product managers, brand managers, category managers, sales and marketing manager of companies producing goods and services, account manager in advertising, market research and marketing and communication consulting companies. Examination assessment and graduation The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations. The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. [-]

Master in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology

Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme focuses on chemical sciences, both theoretical and experimental. It produces highly qualified chemists able to devise original ideas, plan and study new reactions or processes, carry out new molecules and material synthesis, set up innovative and complex analytical methods, apply this expertise in the various industrial and production fields, realise initiatives suitable for health and environment protection. [+]

Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004) Ministerial Degree Code LM-54 (Chemistry) Double/Joint Degree Double Degree with Univerza v Novi Gorici (Slovenia). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Chimica e Tecnologie Sostenibili of Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and Okolje 2. Stopnje - Study program Environment of Univerza v Novi Gorici. Access: call for applications Where Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems Scientific Campus, via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre Head of studies Prof. Gabriele Albertin Access to the programme Unlimited entry, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 8 places, among which 3 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is required at enrolment. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme focuses on chemical sciences, both theoretical and experimental. It produces highly qualified chemists able to devise original ideas, plan and study new reactions or processes, carry out new molecules and material synthesis, set up innovative and complex analytical methods, apply this expertise in the various industrial and production fields, realise initiatives suitable for health and environment protection. Curricula available Chemistry Industrial Chemistry Environment Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies (in English; Double Degree with Univerza v Novi Gorici) Occupational profiles Second cycle graduates in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology may competently operate, as employees or freelance professionals, in all of the departments of a modern company or a research institute, as well as perform managerial tasks in chemical, both basic and ‘fine’, and manufacturing industries. Moreover, they may register on the Italian roll of chemists (section A), once the relevant professional licensing examination has been passed. Attendance Open, though laboratory attendance is compulsory. Examination assessment and graduation The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations. The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. Access to further studies Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes [-]

Masters in Advanced Management

Campus Full time October 2016 Italy Venice

Masters in Advanced Management. This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to equip students with any necessary knowledge and skills for managing businesses facing the transformation of Italian economy with a special focus on “made in Italy” and sustainability issues. The international curriculum provides... [+]

Academic Year: 2015/2016 Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme Ministerial Degree Code LM-77 (Management) Double/Joint Degree Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e gestione delle aziende of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe (agreement currently under renewal). Access: call for applications Double Degree with Universität Hohenheim Stuttgart (Germany). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e gestione delle aziende of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master of Science in International Business and Economics (M. Sc.) of Universität Hohenheim. Access: call for applications Double Degree in International Business EU-Australia. Partners: Université de Strasbourg (France), University of Western Australia (Australia), University of Adelaide (Australia), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e gestione delle aziende of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (or Master Grande Ecole in International and European Business of Université de Strasbourg or Master of Commerce of Corvinus University of Budapest, for students of partner universities), and Master in International Economy and Business of University of Western Australia or of University of Adelaide. Head of studies Prof. Chiara Mio Access to the programme Open, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 5 places, amongh which 1 is reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to equip students with any necessary knowledge and skills for managing businesses facing the transformation of Italian economy with a special focus on “made in Italy” and sustainability issues. The international curriculum provides the managing skills which are necessary to develop a new generation of global small medium enterprises. The course offer encompasses international management, marketing, international economics and labour law. Curricula available - Business Administration and Governance - International Management - Occupational profiles Second cycle graduates may operate as: area manager, export manager, general manager at foreign branches, international operations manager, new markets’ developer, international projects manager. Attendance Open attendance Examination assessment and graduation The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations. The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. Access to further studies Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes [-]

Masters in Comparative International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Italy Venice

The MSc programme involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. [+]

Since 2008 the University of Venice has offered an MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Relazioni Internazionali Comparate – International Relations" (LM52 – International relations). 
 The MSc programme involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. The curriculum
 Students can choose from five study plans comprising specific groups of related elective courses focusing on specific themes or geographic areas: Europe-East Asia. Inter-Mediterranean Relations Transatlantic Relations Eastern Europe Development policies The final project
 The programme culminates with a final project. Students will work intensively on a topic of their choice while attending regular meetings with their project supervisor. These projects frequently lead to a PhD career. Applying for the programme
 To enter the programme applicants need to have the equivalent to a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc degree, with a sound knowledge of key issues in history, international law, and economics. Further requirements include certified knowledge of English at B2 level in addition to basic knowledge (B1 level) of one of the following languages: French, Russian, or Spanish. Graduate careers
 Students with an MSc in International Relations benefit from a skill set enhancing their employment prospects in international organizations, NGOs, private firms operating in international markets, national and local public administrations, consular posts, and institutes and agencies involved in studying international affairs and/or defining, implementing and monitoring international cooperation plans. Graduates interested in honing their research skills may join PhD programmes in subjects related to international relations. [-]

Masters in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Venice

Masters in Economics. The Second Cycle Degree Programme in Economics aims to produce graduates equipped with in-depth knowledge of economic disciplines, quantitative instruments, management and legal disciplines, as well as abilities in applying the logic of economics to decision making... [+]

Academic Year: 2015/2016 Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004) Ministerial Degree Code LM-56 (Economics) Double/Joint Degree Joint Degree in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics - Erasmus Mundus QEM, with Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 (France), Universität Bielefeld (Germany), Universitat Autònoma Barcelona (Spain), Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Access: call for applications. Head of studies - Prof. Marco Corazza (teaching committee co-ordinator and co-head of the Economics and Law curriculum) - Prof. Agar Brugiavini (head of the Models and Methods in Economics and Management curriculum) - Prof. Carmela Camardi (co-head of the Economics and Law curriculum) - Prof. Loriana Pelizzon (head of the Joint Degree Models and Methods in Economics and Management - Erasmus Mundus (QEM)) Access to the programme Open, with evaluation of minimum requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). For QEM - Erasmus Mundus students who follow the curriculum Models and Methods of Economics and Management, the admission procedures are detailed here. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Learning outcomes The Second Cycle Degree Programme in Economics aims to produce graduates equipped with in-depth knowledge of economic disciplines, quantitative instruments, management and legal disciplines, as well as abilities in applying the logic of economics to decision making. It is divided into two curricula: “Models and Methods in Economics and Management”, fully taught in English, which is associated with the Joint Degree Programme in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics – Erasmus Mundus (QEM); “Economics and Business. Institutions and Markets”, taught in Italian, which is the ideal continuation of the First Cycle Degree Programme in Economics and Business. The first curriculum concentrates on economical, advanced quantitative, management and finance issues, while the second focuses on the study of markets, institutions and regulation methods. Curricula available - Economics and Law - Models and Methods in Economics and Management (taught in English) - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (Joint Degree Erasmus Mundus QEM) Occupational profiles Second cycle graduates in Economics will be able to independently perform managerial and responsible professional activities within the private and public economic sector, as well as in research centres. Main professional career for the curriculum “Economics and Law” is that of officer for market-regulation public agencies,national and local utility companies, private companies with an European focus and economic associations. As far as the curriculum “Models and methods in economics and management” is concerned its main professional career may be found as economist at national and international centres and institutions, as well as within companies operating in international markets. Graduates may also operate as experts in planning and using typical instruments of economic planning and in promoting development on a national and EU basis. Attendance Open attendance Examination assessment and graduation The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships (even abroad), in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations. The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. Access to further studies Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes [-]

Masters in Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Venice

At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza dell’Università of Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille. [+]

Double/Joint Degree Double Degree in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (MEEF) with Aix-Marseille University (France) At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille. Joint Degree in Models and Methods in Economics and Management - Erasmus Mundus (QEM) in collaboration with Université Pantheon - Sorbonne - Paris 1 (France); Universität Bielefeld (Germany); Universitat Autònoma - Barcelona (Spain). Double Degree with Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière with Université Paris-Dauphine (France) At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière of Université Paris-Dauphine. Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 40 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Learning outcomes This Master’s Degree Programme aims to create professionals with expertise in the main areas of economics and finance and a solid theoretical and quantitative legal grounding. There are three main areas of specialisation, two taught entirely in English. The Economics curriculum – QEM (English taught) focuses on economic, quantitative and legal themes. Students choosing this curriculum can participate in the Erasmus Mundus (QEM) programme. The curricula specialised in the area of finance (one taught in Italian, one in English) aim to equip students with competencies in the financial markets, in the main areas of financial intermediation (credit, finance, treasury, securities, organisation, planning and control), management of financial investments and financial-risk measurement and management, financial consultancy and insurance, complementary protection schemes and pension fund management, internal process management and administration of banks and financial intermediaries in general. Curricula Economics curriculum - QEM (fully taught in English): advanced economics, econometrics, optimization, probability theory, competitive analysis, behavioural economics, advanced public economics, empirical economics, competition law. Economics and finance curriculum (taught in Italian): strategic finance, bank management and analysis of credit merit, corporate finance policies, non-bank financial intermediaries, bank organisation and strategy, market economics and financial investments, banking legislation, financial and insurance products, econometrics, risk measurement. Finance curriculum (fully taught in English): advanced corporate finance, corporate banking, financial markets, accounting & management, financial economics, international financial regulation, derivatives and insurance, statistical methods for risk analysis, stochastic calculus for finance, econometrics, risk measurement, stochastic models for finance. Occupational profiles The main career opportunities available to graduates specialised in economics are: economists in research centres (including university research centres), in national and international bodies and in companies operating on international markets; operative roles providing support for analytical- and decision-making processes by economic intervention agencies (authorities, ministries, local, national and supranational economic bodies) or in structures and institutions providing support for market operators (advice centres, research offices and corporate marketing). Graduates specialised in finance can choose from the following career paths: risk manager, compliance manager, risk controller, internal auditor, expert in Asset and Liability Management, operators in charge of securities and financial services, treasury management and planning and control departments; managers of mutual funds, pension funds, insurance portfolios, hedge funds; support, monitoring and institutional-organisational activities, document and inspection activities for supervisory authorities, independent administration authorities in general and companies involved in the management of organised markets; professional activities within consultation companies in strategic planning, management of mergers and acquisitions and support for corporate supervision and governance; self-employed professional. [-]

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Masters in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Venice

This MSc programme takes two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in Computer Science and Information Technology. It is suitable for students with diverse academic backgrounds, such as computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics and related disciplines. [+]

This MSc programme takes two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in Computer Science and Information Technology. It is suitable for students with diverse academic backgrounds, such as computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics and related disciplines. The programme has been awarded with the GRIN 2015 Quality Label. GRIN is an Italian association that aims at promoting research and education in Computer Science. The programme The programme unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and lab experience. During the last semester, students work on an individual project and dissertation, supervised by a department member. The programme is organized around two curricula, which include both compulsory and elective courses, from which students have to build their study plan for qualification. The two curricula, which include a first semester of common courses on advanced topics in computer science and mathematics, are the following: Data Management and Analytics (DMA) This curriculum is designed to train a new generation of professionals specialized on data. The motivation is the new social and industrial revolution we are witnessing, driven by digital data and computing. Human activities, industrial processes and science all lead to data collection and processing on an unprecedented scale, stimulating new products, services, and business processes. Data-driven innovation brings new job opportunities. However, it requires multidisciplinary teams including highly skilled specialists in data management and analytics. Specifically, the study program of this curriculum allows students to acquire skills and key competences in data management and analytics, namely machine learning and artificial intelligence, advanced databases and information retrieval, statistics, data mining and visualization, cloud, distributed and parallel computing. Software Dependability and Cyber Security (SDCS) The curriculum aims at training specialists in software engineering with advanced skills in software correctness verification, in design of secure and privacy aware systems, and their performance evaluation. Highly distributed software and data ubiquitousness (such as those arising in cloud computing) challenge nowadays software engineers with new requirements that involve the capability of designing systems which are both coherent with their specifications and satisfy important properties regarding data protection and cyber security. Moreover, the coordination of the resources in order to have high performances becomes of pivotal importance. For these reasons the study program for this profile allows students to acquire skills in system modelling, in evaluating and verifying software requirements in terms of correctness, scalability and performance, in secure programming and cyber security. The final project The final project is the culmination of the programme. The students will work intensively on a topic of her/his choice, while interacting on regular meetings with the project supervisor. The project can consist in the development of innovative software, or the investigation and analysis of existing designs and solutions; the topic can be any area of computer science or statistics. The project will get the student in touch with the most recent and novel research in the field. In several cases these projects lead to a PhD career. Applying to the programme To enter the programme applicants need to have an equivalent of a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc degree in Computer Science or related subject, with good background on fundamental topics in computer science and engineering, such as programming languages and software engineering, algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, databases, and computer networks. Further requirements include basic knowledge of calculus, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics, foundations of computer science. Graduate careers Students graduating from the MSc in Computer Science may use their new computing skills to enhance their employment prospects in work related to their first degree. Graduates interested in foundational, experimental, and applied research, can join our PhD Programme in Computer Science. [-]

Masters in Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Venice

The Msc programme in Enviromental Sciences offers the possibility of getting a Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development. [+]

The University of Venice offers a MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Environmental Sciences" which includes three available study plans; one of them is taught in English (For Italian law: LM75 - Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e il territorio/Sciences and technologies for Environment and territory). The Msc programme in Enviromental Sciences offers the possibility of getting a Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development. The study plans The programme unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and lab experience. The last semester is dedicated to the development of individual projects and of the thesis, supervised by a department member. Each study plan is organized around a set of core courses, two elected activities and a final examination, in which the candidates will defend the thesis. Global Environmental Change [English-taught Programme], which provides a thorough understanding of Earth System dynamics, taking a holistic and systemic approach, which also include the social and economic systems. Several disciplines are covered, including: climatology, past and recent climate history, tools for predicting changes in climate, analysis and forecasting of the impacts of climate change on the environment, society and human welfare, adaptation and mitigation strategies, integrated assessment of global change drivers. Human activities are causing planetary-scale changes in the behaviour of Earth systems, to the extent that our times have been defined as a new era for the planet: the Anthropocene. The dynamics of social and ecological systems show more and more signs of Global changes, affecting the global environment to an unprecedented extent and threatening the sustainability of ecosystems essential to our survival and well-being. Climate is one of the main drivers of changes in social-ecological systems around the world, but it is not the only one. It is indeed interconnected with other drivers, such as demography and economic development. All together natural and anthropogenic drivers determine the global changes we observe in terms of land use, resource exploitation patterns, pollution, migration, etc. As a consequence, the holistic management of societies and ecosystems requires the mainstreaming of climate change policies within the broader context of sustainable development. The final work The final work (thesis) is the culmination of the programme. The students will work intensively on a topic of her/his choice, while interacting on regular meetings with the project supervisor. The topic of the final work can be any area of environmental sciences. The project will get the student in touch with the most recent and novel research in the field. In several cases these projects lead to a PhD career. Applying to the programme In order to enter the programme, applicants need to have an equivalent of a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (laurea) suc as a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences or related subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, ecc.) with good background on fundamental topics in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Data Sciences. Graduate careers Students graduating from the MSc in Environmental Sciences may use their new skills to enhance their employment prospects in work related to their first degree. In particular this MSc will suit skilled motivated science graduates wishing to develop a scientific career in ecosystem research as well as those aiming to contribute to evidence-based environmental policy. Graduates interested in foundational, experimental, and applied research, can join Ca' Foscari PhD Programmes in Environmental Sciences or in Science and Management of Climate Change. [-]

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