Academic Year: 2021/2022

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-1 (Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology)


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, Palazzo Malcanton Marcorà, Dorsoduro 3484/D, 30123 Venice
For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office,

Head of studies

Prof. Franca Tamisari (Teaching Committee Coordinator,

Prof. Donatella Schmidt (Vice-Coordinator and Head of Studies for the University of Padova,



Access to the programme

Open admission subject to assessment of minimum requirements.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 20 seats, of which 15 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, under 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.

Course overview

This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to provide any necessary instruments for the analysis of the current phase of rapid cultural transformation (migratory phenomena, post-colonial and neocolonial situations, new syntheses resulting therefrom), through the acquisition of an ethnographic and ethnolinguistic background and of mature reflection skills on the professional role of anthropologists and on the methods and consequences of their intervention.

Curricula available

  • Demo-ethno-anthropological Studies;
  • Eastern Studies;
  • Historic-Geographic Studies subdivided into two courses, Historic and Geographic.

Occupational profiles

Graduates may hold positions of high responsibility in local government as well as in international organisations and NGOs; in structures in charge of the cultural heritage enhancement, of social, educational, healthcare and school services, of regional planning, of co-operation and development, with a special focus on immigration issues.



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 and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

Last update: 20/01/2022