Academic year: 2021/2022

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-81 (Sciences for Cooperation to Development)

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.


Administrative Offices:
Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca' Cappello, San Polo 2035, 30125 Venice.
For more information contact the Secrétariat MIM - Segreteria didattica del Dipartimento,

Partner University:
Université Paul-Valéry 3 Montpellier (UPVM)

Head of studies

Prof. Antonella Ghersetti (Teaching Committee Coordinator,
Prof. Dario Miccoli (Teaching Committee Member,


English and French

Access to the programme

Limited admission: 40 places.
Quota reserved to foreign non-EU students residing abroad: 5 seats.

Admission requirements

Admission to the course requires adequate personal preparation, specific curricular requirements with the acquisition of a minimum number of credits in specific disciplinary fields and the passing of a selection test. An adequate knowledge of English is also required corresponding at least to B2 level, as well as an adequate knowledge of the French language corresponding at least to B1 level.
A B2 level in the DELF (French language certification) must be completed within the first year of the course in preparation for enrolment in the second year at the Université Paul-Valéry 3 of Montpellier.
The admission requirements can be consulted on the Admission web page.

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.

Course overview

The Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM) Master's Degree program aims to offer an in-depth knowledge of southern Mediterranean countries and their interaction with contemporary Europe. During the two-year course, interdisciplinary theoretical skills are provided concerning studies on migration in the Mediterranean area and on intercultural mediation, historical-social skills, tools for qualitative and quantitative analysis, field research techniques and analysis techniques to interpret the data collected.
The course is jointly organized with the Paul-Valéry University 3 of Montpellier (UPVM), and in collaboration with the University of Sousse and the Moulay Ismail University of Meknès.

During the course, special attention is paid to learning Arabic; in addition to this language it will be possible to attend a Hebrew course. The course is taught in English and French.
During the first module, a three-month compulsory stay is planned in Tunisia or Morocco, to further study standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic, respectively.
The MIM Master's Degree Program is organized in two modules covering two academic years.

  • Module I (September-March in the first year of the course) held at the University Ca 'Foscari (UNIVE), followed by the Complementary Training (April - June in the first year of the course), or a complementary module at a university of the student's choice in the Maghreb (Sousse / Meknès).
  • Module II (September-January in the second year of the course) held at the Paul-Valéry University 3 of Montpellier (UPVM), followed by a three-month internship and a period of preparation of the Master's thesis.

Occupational profiles

The mobility skills acquired in a multilingual environment equip students for professional contexts involving the promotion of sustainable development projects in the Mediterranean area, in Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, in social, cultural, economic and touristic contexts with a more complex vision of the impact of planning in a specific sensitive geopolitical area like the Mediterranean. Students will acquire the competencies needed to enhance the roles of the various civil societies, augmenting and consolidating democratic values, human rights and the legislative role while promoting exchanges and cooperation.



Examination assessment and graduation

Course activity includes face-to-face lessons, laboratories and workshops during the two-year course. The final internship is compulsory and allows you to acquire extensive skills that can be applied in the workplace.
Throughout university the knowledge learned by the student will be verified through written and oral exams.

The final assessment consists of a written paper, written in French or English, and then discussed in the presence of a Commission composed of professors from partner universities.
The thesis viva takes place at the Université Paul-Valéry 3 of Montpellier (UPVM) within the first half of July in the second year of the course.
More details are available on the Thesis web page.

Access to further studies

Professional Master's programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

Last update: 22/06/2022