Academic year: 2019/2020

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-38 (Modern Languages for Communication and International Cooperation)

Announcements and Regulations

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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.

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Department of Asian and North African Studies, Palazzo Vendramin dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 3462, 30123 Venice.
For further information please contact the Linguistic Campus,

Head of studies

Prof. Franco Gatti (Teaching Committee Coordinator,


Italian and English

Access to the programme

Limited admission, 170 available places distributed as follows:

  • Language, Politics and Economics in Arabic Countries curriculum: 20 places;
  • Language and Management to China curriculum: 70 places;
  • Language, Societies and Institutions of Contemporary China curriculum: 30 places;
  • Language, Economics and Institutions of Japan curriculum: 50 places.

Quota for non-EU students: 3 places, in which 2 are reserved for students with Chinese nationality, residents of China, in the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Master's 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.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s Degree programme in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa has the formative objective to prepare students to possess an elevated understanding in a language from Asia or Mediterranean Africa, with particular attention to the specific jargon relating to the economic and legal framework, combined with a solid knowledge of economic and business, legal, historical, political and socio-political reality relevant to the geographical area covered by the study and available in a specialized way, depending on the chosen curriculum. A fundamental element of the preparation is the competence of of sociolinguistic and communicative processes specific to the areas in question, aiming to allow the student to be able to resolve problems of a practical, ethical and socio-anthropological nature within intercultural communication, and in various aspects of the international corperation. The students, furthermore ,will have informatic and telematic skills, whether general or linked to the specific reference linguistic realities (software for writing in languages with different alphabets to those latin or non-alphabetic, the use and compilation of databases in these languages, etc.), as well as an in-depth understanding of the principle research tools and relative methodology, in the fields of social, political, economic and legal institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.

Curricula available

  • Language, Politics and Economics in Arabic countries
    language studied is Arabic
  • Language and Management to China
    language studied is Chinese. In this curriculum the teaching language for modules other than Chinese and Informatics is English
  • Language, Societies and Institutions of Contemporary China
    language studied is Chinese
  • Language, Economics and Institutions of Japan
    language studied is Japanese

Occupational profiles

Graduates will be able to work, with jobs of elevated responsibility, in the fields of relations with financial businesses and institutions that are active in the Asian or Mediterranea African market; as high level authorities in local, national and international public firms, in voluntary organisations and in international institutions and organisations operating in the sector of cooperation and development aid.

They may also carry out their professional activity and expertise through firms and institutions in the fields of economic, social and cultural integration; in the specific journalism sector and technical and scientific publishing, the expert advice in the economic and financial field and in the protection of immigrant languages.



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 level and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Last update: 09/05/2019