Academic Year: 2023/2024

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code

L-42 (History)


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.


Department of Humanities, Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice (Italy)
For further information please contact the Humanities Campus,

Head of Studies

Prof. Simon Levis Sullam (Teaching Committee Coordinator,



Access to the programme

Open admission.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 7 seats, of which 4 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

To access the course, a previous suitable background is required. Each curriculum requires specific knowledge, which the student should have before enrolling the university in order to attend the course successfully. This knowledge may be verified before enrolling.

If the result of the test is negative, the student can enroll, but they receive a supplementary required exam (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in their background through specific activities organized by the University.

More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.

Course overview

In the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in History past events and phenomena are analysed through a critical investigation in order to learn how to reconstruct and understand the sequencing of different societies and their reciprocal connections. It provides historical and humanistic knowledge and the fundamental contents and methodology of research in a historic, anthropologic, social and documentary environment, relative to the chronological arc that goes from ancient times to present days. It offers diverse paths for a cultural growth in the fields of history and social sciences, that allow access to different Master’s degree programmes and offers, already at this level, useful tools to manage interpersonal relations and complex decision processes of organizational structures such as public businesses and administrations.


  • Anthropological
  • Archival Librarian
  • Historic – The Mediterranean World from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
  • Historic – From European Hegemony to Globalization

Occupational profiles

Students with a Bachelor’s Degree programme in History have a solid preparation in the historical disciplines used to work in fields of information, editing and journalism. Upon completing the study of this Master’s Degree programme, students can teach historical subjects, literature and philosophy in secondary school (first and second grade). Students can be involved in public and private structures operating in fields of historical culture and conservation of memory.

Students with a Bachelor’s Degree programme in History can pursue, through different coherent educational courses of their own interest, a Master’s Degree in:

  • History from medieval times to the present day;
  • Cultural, Ethnological, and ethno linguistic anthropology (inter-university);
  • History and Management of the estate archives and bibliography (inter-university);
  • Science of religion (inter-university);
  • Science of antiquity: literature, history and archaeology;
  • Comparative International Relations.



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.
Knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during the entire university career.
The degree exam consists in writing a paper/thesis, that will be evaluated through methods similar to those of a written exam but without the student being present. Should the supervisor deem the oral discussion of the thesis to be necessary, he/she may require it.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level) and Master's Degree Programmes

Last update: 21/04/2023