Society and Culture / Master's degree programme
Anthropology and History of the Contemporary World

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaSociety and Culture
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Extract of the Call for application to the master's degree Programme in ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Bando di ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale in ANTROPOLOGIA E STORIA DEL MONDO CONTEMPORANEO


Anthropology and history of the contemporary world is an interclass Master's degree programme unique of its kind. It gives students the opportunity to get a master's degree choosing between two options: Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, and Historical Sciences. As an interclass study programme, students are provided with a common interdisciplinary base of knowledge on concepts, models and methodologies applied to contemporary social sciences.

Course content

Students will be able to acquire the tools that will enable them to assess current issues in a comparative historical perspective, open to the whole range of human behaviours. The course main objective is to provide the suitable tools and methodologies to understand the complex contemporary world and analyse its intrinsic cultural conflicts by following an historiographical, ethnological and anthropological approach, along with the other human sciences: philosophy, sociology, and Islamic studies. The interdisciplinary approach allows students to better interpret this age of economic globalisation, migration processes, increasing intercommunication, racism, and new gender relations.

Career options

Graduates will find employment in international organisations, in the field of cooperation, development and humanitarian action. Other opportunities can be found in publishing companies for scientific advertising and publications. They can pursue a professional career in cultural and research institutions, in social volunteer associations and in cultural tourism. Graduates who choose history will also find jobs in public administration, museums, archives and libraries. those who choose anthropology can find employment in institutions dealing with migration processes, cultural mediation, and social issues. Students will be able to continue their studies and enrol in the several History and Anthropology advanced master programmes, among which the cutting-edge Public History advanced master programme, started in the academic year 2015-16, as well as in Doctoral research programmes. This degree programme also allows students to get the credits that, with any additions required, would allow them to access training internships and apply for the selections to get the qualification for teaching historical and philosophical subjects.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Vallori Rasini
dott.ssa Angela Piroddi

The course is managed by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture