Master's Programme in Communication and valorisation of the Mediterranean cultural heritage

    The Master’s Programme in "Communication and valorisation of the Mediterranean cultural heritage" is the core product of the CUDIMHA project. The project consortium has developed the new curriculum following a multidisciplinary approach that has enabled students to engage in a wide range of activities focused on acquiring skills in different areas of the human and social sciences (e.g., how to promote and manage cultural resources), as well as learning how to use new technologies and methods to valorise cultural resources. Further to this, tailored courses have been designed to improving language skills in English and French, which are of paramount importance for obtaining competences in intercultural communication and communication applied to tourism. In a nutshell, the CUDIMHA Master's Programme is a professional training programme that enables to manage the cultural heritage, as well as to create innovative solutions to be applied to the sector, also at international level.

    Launched in November 2020, the Master’s Programme has been so far delivered to 85 Tunisian and European students who had the opportunity to enrol according to two modalities, which are the following: 

    • European students: first-level Master's Programme - 60 ECTS (1 year);
    • Tunisian students: Master's Degree course - 120 ECTS (2 years). 

    Regardless of the abovementioned modalities, both formats are intended for students holding a Bachelor’s degree in: Humanities (history, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, languages, literature, architecture, geography, arts, cultural heritage, translation, etc.), Tourism, Management, Languages, Design and image, Graphic arts, Communication, Economics.

    More information about the Master’s Programme is given here below.


    For European students: 

    For European students, the CUDIMHA project designed a one-year blended (e-learning and in presence) first-level Master’s Programme, at the end of which students obtained 60 ECTS. Courses have been delivered in English and/or French. 

    CUDIMHA MasterProgramme year1

     Università degli Studi del Molise and Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma delivered the first edition, whose materials are available at the following link


    For Tunisian students: 

    For Tunisian students, the CUDIMHA project designed a two-year blended (e-learning and in presence) Master’s Degree course, at the end of which students obtained 120 ECTS.
    The first edition of the Master's Programme was delivered by the following universities, partner of CUDIMHA:

    • University of Sfax - FLSHS (Faculty of Letters and Humanities)
    • University of Carthage - ISLT (Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis)
    • University of Carthage - ENAU (École Nationale d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme de Tunis)
    • University of Gabès - ISAM (Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts)
    • University of Monastir - ISLAM (Higher Institute of Applied Languages)

    The Master's Programme was accredited by the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and was made of the following: 

    • Year 1: equal to the programme designed for European students
    • Year 2: tailored to each Tunisian university's needs and specialties, i.e. Visual communication (University of Carthage – ENAU) | Languages (University of Carthage – ISLT, University of Monastir and University of Sfax) | Audio-visual communication (University of Gabès).

    A summary of the specialties designed by each Tunisian university is provided in the figure below: 

    CUDIMHA MasterProgramme year3

    Regardless of the abovementioned specialties, for the fourth semester all students carried out a traineeship which resulted in the delivery of a final individual project work.

    To ensure that the CUDIMHA Master's Programme can be exploited on the long-term, each partner university will engage in delivering new editions of the Master, which will be published on their websites. Please refer to the tab "Partners" to link up with them. 

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