Mobility studies (study track)


Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English
Tuition fees and scholarships
Access Open access with admission requirements

Call for Applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024 
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2024 APPLICATION PLATFORM
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024

The mobility studies curriculum is driven by the belief that the humanities can play a crucial role in understanding and addressing mobility in modern society. Students will be immersed in the process through which people, texts, images, artefacts, commodities and ideas are moved, translated, transformed, adapted and negotiated by different social actors – sometime in distant spatial contexts – in the past and in the present. Global and local scenarios call for new experts who are trained in historical and cultural studies but ready for political and social action today. An interdisciplinary education at an international level and enriched by inter-sectoral experiences is fundamental to facing the current difficulties that young humanists face when approaching the new job market in both the private and public sectors.

 Programme structure

Core units: Migrations in World History, Transport History, Ideas and Cultures in Motion, Communication and Media in History

History and Social Sciences: Commodity Chains in World History, History of Tourism, Demography of Migration, Space, Place and Mobility, Cultural Encounters, Museum Collections Heritage

Theory and Methods: Digital Tools for Mobility Research, Big Data and Social Network Analysis

Literature, Law and Social Sciences: English as a Global Language, Texts on the move, Digital Philology, European and Global Citizenship, Gender eu politics and globalization, Economic globalization and human rights

Laboratories: Statistics and Databases, Public History, Academic speaking and writing

Internship and Final Project

Career Opportunities

Beyond the employment possibilities in the academy, high school or cultural institutions, such as libraries, museums and archives, graduates will be offered cognitive tools and concrete training opportunities to find a job in state and local government agencies, international organisations such as NGOs, cultural tourism and the heritage, digital and communications industries.