Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Ca'Foscari University of Venice · Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrolment.

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Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries, Language and Management to China, Language, society and institutions of contemporary China, Language, economics and institutions

Months of entry


Course content

Access to the programme

Unlimited entry (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme).

Learning outcomes

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire sound knowledge of sociolinguistic and communication processes, as well familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialization.

Languages available:

Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese

Curricula available

  • Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries
  • Language and Management to China
  • Language, society and institutions of contemporary China
  • Language, economics and institution

Occupational profiles

Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist consulting in the economic-financial field.


Open attendance

Examination assessment and graduation

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.

Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.

The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

For further information

Degree programme website: www.unive.it/cdl/lm4 [IT] or www.unive.it/pag/10947

School of Asian Studies and Business Management: www.unive.it/scuolasaga[IT]

How to apply: apply.unive.it/

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

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