Academic year: 2021/2022
Level of qualification
Master's Degree Programme
Ministerial degree code
LM-38 (Modern Languages for Communication and International Cooperation)
Announcements and Regulations
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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Head of studies
Access to the programme
Limited admission, 110 available places distributed as follows:
- Language, Politics and Economics in Arabic Countries curriculum: 30 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.
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.
Admission with international qualification
Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.
European applicants and non-European applicants with a permit of stay valid for enrolment must take the onsite admission test. Non-European applicants who need a visa for enrolment will take the admission test via Skype.
The Master's Degree Course in Languages, Economies and Institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa (LEISAAM) offers four curricula: two for the Chinese language (Language and Management to China - LAMAC; Language, society and institutions of contemporary China - LISIC ), one for the Japanese language (Language, economy and institutions of Japan - LEIG) and one for the Arabic language (Language, politics and economy of the Arab countries - LIPEA).
Three Departments contribute to the teaching of the course of study, each with its own scientific and contextual specificity: the Department of Economics, the Department of Management, the Department of Studies on Asia and Mediterranean Africa.
In the Italian scenario, the LEISAAM master's degree program is unique in its kind and is in many ways highly innovative: aimed at close contemporaneity, it combines socio-linguistic and historical-cultural knowledge with economic-juridical and/or political-economic knowledge, not of a theoretical and general nature but strictly related to the realities of today's study areas.
The educational objectives are guaranteed by carefully selected area specialists and Visiting Professors from abroad. In particular, the Language and Management to China (LAMAC) curriculum is unique in Italy, combining a strong linguistic knowledge of Chinese with marketing and management skills specifically aimed at contemporary China.
- Language, Politics and Economics in Arabic countries
language studied is Arabic
- Language, Societies and Institutions of Contemporary China
language studied is Chinese
- Language, Economics and Institutions of Japan
language studied is Japanese
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: 15/06/2021