Academic year 2024/2025

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.

Head of studies

Prof. Marcella Simoni (Teaching Committee Coordinator,


Italian and English

Access to the programme

Open admission, subject to the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements.
Quota reserved to foreign non-EU students residing abroad: 5 seats.

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 and of French at minimum level B1 is also required. Details 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.

Course overview

The Master's degree programme in Transmediterranean Studies: Migration, Cooperation and Development (TRANS-MED) aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the contemporary Mediterranean world and the interactions between its member countries. Through the central themes of migration, cooperation and development, the course offers an innovative perspective on the Mediterranean as an interface between Africa, Asia and Europe and as a critical lens for interpreting current political, social and cultural processes of global significance. With an interdisciplinary approach that intersects the fields of sociology, geography, history and law, the course provides theoretical and methodological skills related to the study of migration and political and cultural relations in the Mediterranean area. In addition, expertise is provided in qualitative research and data analysis, as well as knowledge of languages.

The aim of the Master's Degree programme in Trans-Mediterranean Studies: Migration, Cooperation and Development (TRANS-MED) is to train a new generation of Mediterranean specialists who are able to mediate among contents, practices and ideas and who are capable of establishing connections and networks between academic and non-academic actors (national and international political institutions, economic actors, journalists). Through the development of a critical knowledge of Mediterranean issues, the course will also shape experts inmcommunication, cooperation, intercultural mediation and socio-political issues. 

Occupational profiles

In their different functions, graduates will be able to work in professional contexts promoting sustainable development projects in the Mediterranean area, in Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in social and cultural fields, in economic and tourism fields, and in research. Graduates will be able to carry out their professional activities in NGOs, in cultural associations and organisations, in local authorities such as municipalities and regions, in national and international bodies. As socio-political experts and researchers in political and social sciences, graduates will be able to work in think tanks, research centres, associations and scientific and cultural organisations, both in and outside of academia.



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 Italian, French or English. The supervisor is a professor of TRANS-MED and the subject is decided with the supervisor at the beginning of the internship period. 
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: 15/05/2024