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Program for 2014/2015

  • Major in International Relations (held in Italian)
  • Major in European Studies (held in English)
  • Major in Global Studies (held in English)

The master’s degree in International Relations has always been definitively “global.” Considering that the West, and especially Europe, are no longer the center of the world, it makes sense to build on this global tradition and further develop it.

The master’s degree in International Relations, which is divided into three majors: International Relations (held in Italian), European Studies (held in English), and Global Studies (held in English), provides students with a multidisciplinary approach that can help them understand and deal with problems that are ever more supranational, in an increasingly globalized world.

Graduates with a major in International Relations will have an in-depth understanding of the links between the various legal, economic and historical-political phenomena, aside from being able to work in multicultural and multilingual environments. This academic program has been designed to give intellectually curious and flexible students the tools they need to easily adapt to new and different contexts, and to enable them to synthesize information and come up with original solutions, thanks to the integration of expertise that comes from the study of different and complementary disciplines.

The major in European Studies offers methodological tools to better understand the transformation of social dynamics driven by supranational European organizations. Using the comparative method, courses analyze the political, legal, historical, philosophical and economic aspects of these processes. Of the areas of interest, special attention is devoted to the Mediterranean, traditionally a crossroads of cultures and traditions, and a place where Europe is now being asked to play a decisive role.

The major in Global Studies focuses on the global issues that are increasingly reshaping the international political landscape. A number of courses analyze global transformations in the economic, political, legal, social and philosophical domains. In addition, special attention is given to the Arab world, as an area where global changes are posing major challenges, both inside the Arab world and in its relationship with other macro-regions such as Europe.

This master’s degree program places a premium on languages: students must take two foreign languages from among European and non-European languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, German and Russian). English courses (the first of the two foreign languages studied) further develop already existing skills by focusing on academic and professional language that is related to the major, with special emphasis placed on academic writing. These professional skills will be added to proficiency in other languages, aimed at both technical and relational communication.

An added value is represented by the large number of national and international senior public managers, representatives of institutions, managers, experts, and teachers who discuss their strategically and operationally important activities within their areas of expertise during seminars, seminar series, and conferences.

A central role is reserved for the thesis which, in contrast to the final paper for the bachelor’s degree, requires originality and depth, achieved through a complete and exhaustive survey of the national and international theoretical landscape. Here the thesis topic is given an in-depth and experimental analysis, with potential links to the world of work.

Admissions

Read more about the admission test and selection criteria.