Academic year: 2023/2024

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.


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

Head of studies

Prof. Andrea Revelant (Teaching Committee Coordinator,



Access to the programme

Limited admission, 110 available places distributed as follows:

  • Language, Politics and Economics of 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.

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.

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.
Further details in the webpage dedicated to Degree-seeking students.

Course overview

The Master's Degree Course in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa (LEISAAM) offers three curricula: one for the Chinese language (Language, Societies and Institutions of Contemporary China - LISIC ), one for the Japanese language (Language, Economics and Institutions of Japan - LEIG) and one for the Arabic language (Language, Politics and Economics of Arabic Countries - LIPEA).

Two Departments contribute to the teaching of the course of study, each with its own scientific and contextual specificity: the Department of Studies on Asia and Mediterranean Africa and the Department of Economics.

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.

Curricula available

  • Language, Politics and Economics of 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

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: 14/02/2024