Master of Arts in Mobility Studies

General

Program Description

The MA 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, sometimes 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.

Course structure

General Modules

  • Migrations in World History
  • Transport 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
  • 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
  • Global Citizenship
  • Gender Studies
  • Law, Economy, Globalization

Laboratories

  • Statistics and Databases
  • Public History

Others

  • Academic speaking and writing
  • Internship
  • Final Project

Career opportunities

Graduates work as:

  • State & Local Government Agencies
  • International organizations
  • NGOs
  • Think tanks
  • Cultural tourism
  • Heritage industries
  • Media & Communications
  • Academic researchers
  • Teachers at High School Level
  • Galleries, Museums, Archives, Libraries

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Historical and Geographical studies or a related subject such as Philology, Literature, Foreign Languages, Sociology, Anthropology, Global Studies, Social and Political sciences
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 95/110

Language requirements

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.

Last updated Jan 2020

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