BA in Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
English, Chinese, Italian
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* The application deadline has yet to be determined
* Depending on your nationality, yearly fees range from 700 to 4,050 euros
Completely taught in English, the programme covers four intertwined areas:
- Tangible Cultural Heritage: history and interpretation;
- Tangible Cultural Heritage: discovering, cataloguing, preserving and archiving;
- Intangible Cultural Heritage: history, anthropology, philosophy, history of religions, law;
- Intangible Cultural Heritage: languages and literatures.
The two-year study program involves course work, a thesis, and a curricular internship, which can be carried out in Italy or abroad. You are also encouraged to apply for a study abroad period in China, which is made possible by Ca' Foscari's numerous exchange agreements with prestigious Chinese universities and can last up to a year.
Launching your career
As a graduate of the program, you will be uniquely prepared for work in high-responsibility positions in businesses, financial institutions, and public entities that operate in connection with China thanks to the degree's strategic pairing of linguistic study with a solid knowledge of Chinese culture and economics.
Entry requirements and admission
To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy certain curricular requirements. You, therefore, need to have completed:
- 36 ECTS in Chinese and South Asian Languages and Literatures
- 6 ECTS in specific areas of History, Political Science or Social Science
For more specific information, please check the program's official web page or contact us!
You need a certified B2-level knowledge of English as well as an advanced knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) and a basic knowledge of Italian.
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Fees and Funding
Depending on your nationality, the fees range from 700 to 2100 euros. To know how much your fee would be, contact us!
For high-achieving international students, Ca' Foscari offers:
- renewable fee waivers
- one-time scholarships of €5,000
The regional government also offers financial aid for international students from low-income families.
Life at Ca' Foscari is both rewarding and stimulating thanks to a wide range of activities and events organized by the university as well as the students themselves. You can get involved in student clubs and sports, as well as take advantage of everything the city itself has to offer, from international cultural events to some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. Plus, if you choose to live in Venice's historic center, you'll surely enjoy living locally and sustainably thanks to the fact that distances are manageable and there are no cars or traffic to compete with.
To get an insider's perspective, why not book an online chat with a current international student?
Also be sure to check out our international student Instagram account, @studentlifeinvenice for a window onto life at Ca' Foscari!
The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, designed to explore the multi-faceted variety of ancient civilizations, with an emphasis on cultural intersections, contacts and tensions. This comparative approach will enable students to acquire basic know-how, breadth of vision and critical awareness, so as to address the current international debate on the relevance of studying ancient civilizations and its value for critically assessing the complexities of today's world.
Some of the courses offered include:
- Archaeology of Western Asia: Ancient Civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Levant and The Eastern Mediterranean
- Public and Community Archaeology and Digital Cultural Heritage
- Archaeology of The Silk Road
- Classical Mythology and its Media
The Bachelor's programme prepares graduates to find employment as Cultural Operator in charge of multifarious services such as: Responsible for the management and/or implementation of reception services at archaeological sites, museums, exhibitions, cultural associations, foundations, or similar bodies and institutions; Collaborator in the cataloging of cultural heritage in foundations, cultural associations, auction houses, or similar bodies and institutions; Assistant Curator to organize exhibitions and cultural events; Excavation Technician, Excavation Assistant and similar; Technician of museums and similar.
A curricular internship involving a specific initial training may result in further jobs such as: Collaborator of cultural volunteering networks; Art Handler in charge of Fine Arts custom operations; Fine Art Specialist in a logistics company. Furthemore, graduates will be able to find employment as Cultural Communicator and Popularizer or Consultant for the entertainment industry with a historical-cultural setting.
Finally, subject to further qualifying post-graduate training, graduate will be able to find employment as tourist guides.
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Scholarships and Funding
The university of Milan La Statale provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).