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

General information for the a.y. 2021-2022

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 Bando per l'accesso al corso di laurea magistrale ANTROPOLOGIA E STORIA CONTEMPORANEA


Anthropology and history of the contemporary world is an interclass Master's degree programme unique of its kind. In fact, 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 social sciences.

Course content

All students will have to acquire the proper evaluation tools that will enable them to assess current issues with a comparative historical perspective, open to the whole range of human behaviours. The main objective of the programme 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 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 and non-governmental organisations, in the fields of humanitarian aid and cooperation and development. Other opportunities can be found in publishing companies for scientific advertising and publications. They can pursue a professional career in cultural and research institutions, cooperatives, and 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 rewards students with the credits that, with any additions required, would allow them to apply for the selections and access to internships to get the license for teaching historical and philosophical subjects.

After the degree

Master's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Vallori Rasini
dott.ssa Daniela Longo

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