Master's Degree in Environmental Humanities

General

Programme Description

This degree programme is fully taught in English.

This master’s degree in the Environmental Humanities explores the role that the humanities are required to play in understanding environmental transformations caused by human activities.

The Environmental Humanities are an area of research that establishes a dialogue between the natural sciences, the social sciences and all areas of humanities, with the objective of preparing the future generation of cultural operators, public intellectuals, teachers and leaders capable of imagining, narrating and educating towards a sustainable future. In an era increasingly characterized by complex, multi-ethnic societies and migration increasingly driven by climate change, this program addresses environmental issues from a global, intercultural and historical perspective.

The geographical location of Venice makes Ca’ Foscari a particularly ideal place for the development of the Environmental Humanities: the historic crossroads of civilisations and a fragile city, subject to the effects of global tourism and climate change, Venice invites and encourages critical reflections and creative solutions.

Why enrolling in this program

  1. The master's degree in Environmental Humanities explores the role that the humanities are going to play in the global challenge of climate change and in creating ecological awareness, while also dealing with topics such as migration and multiculturality.
  2. The course taught entirely in English, is part of the innovative academic paradigm of Environmental Humanities that is rapidly emerging all around the world, aimed at stimulating constructive dialogue between the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanistic culture, with the goal of educating the next generation of professionals, who will be able to imagine, talk about and educate others on a sustainable future for our planet.
  3. The geographical location of Venice makes Ca’ Foscari an incredibly unique place for the development of Environmental Humanities. Both a historic crossroads of civilizations and a fragile city, affected by global tourism and climate change, Venice poses and encourages original critical reflections and creative responses.

Professional profiles

Graduates can aspire to high-responsibility positions such as those of Environmental educators, Environmental consultants, Environmental communication experts, Creator and curators of cultural activities, Experts in cultural intermediation.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Originally established in 1868 as the first Business School in Italy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a modern university, which encompass a vast and varied array of undergraduate and graduate deg ... Read More

Originally established in 1868 as the first Business School in Italy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a modern university, which encompass a vast and varied array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, in addition to numerous PhD programmes and a wide selection of executive courses. Read Less