The post-graduate degree programme in International Relations aims to provide a highly qualified learning programme in the political, legal, economic and historical disciplines. Particular attention is given to the development of the graduate's understanding of the international framework of political, economic and social phenomena. The programme is therefore characterised by a multi-disciplinary and open approach to international issues.
Career-wise, the International Relations graduates acquire the knowledge that allows them to pursue careers in international and supranational organizations as well as in diplomacy, in national and multinational companies active in foreign trade, in public and private institutions active in the field of development cooperation, and in national and supranational financial institutions.A. Diplomacy and International Organizations: 1. Diplomatic career 2. Regional or universal intergovernmental organizations3. National or supranational legislative offices 4. Policy makingB. International trade and European integration Companies involved in international tradeCredit institutions and financial intermediaries, insurance companiesManagement and business control International organizations involved in international tradeCustoms services C. International Politics and Regional DynamicsAnalysis and Research - Strategic Political and International Legal Studies Study centers of multinational companiesThink-tankInternational rating agenciesStudy offices of trade associations Italian or foreign public and private research institutes E. International Cooperation and Human RightsIntergovernmental organizations active in the field of development cooperationNon-governmental institutes operating in the field of international cooperationPolicy-makingHumanitarian assistance, immigration managementCultural exchange and promotionhttp://statistiche.almalaurea.it/universita/statistiche/trasparenza?cod…
Admission requirements and entrance exam for candidates who earned their Bachelor’s degree in Italy
Attention: Prospective students holding a degree from a foreign institution should refer to the requirements for foreign applicants (note: Italian citizenship or residency is not relevant for purposes of vetting admission requirements).
Access to the Master’s Degree programme in International Relations is contingent on the following requirements, all of which must be met:
- meeting the admission criteria (which include academic-career and curricular requirements)
- passing an entrance exam intended to assess the applicant’s basic knowledge.
Degrees eligible for enrolment into the programme:
- Bachelor’s degree programmes in: Philosophy (L-5), Geography (L-6), Literature (L-10), Modern language and culture (L-11), Linguistic mediation (L-12), Legal services studies (L-14), Tourism studies (L-15), Administrative and organisational studies (L- 16), Business administration (L-18), Communication (L-20), Economics (L-33), Political science and international relations (L-36), Social studies in cooperation, development, and peace (L-37), Social work (L-39), History (L-42) and in the corresponding classes contemplated under Ministerial Decree no. 509/99, degrees in other classes, four-year degree programmes, Master’s or two-year programmes earned abroad and recognised by the University, pursuant to a resolution by the academic board, provided that the candidate has earned a certain number of credits in certain academic fields as specified in the Study Programme .
- Student aptitude will be assessed through an entrance exam.
English-language proficiency at or above B2 Level as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CFER).
Such proficiency may be assessed at enrolment upon submitting a valid certificate, recognised by the University , or through a Placement test administered by SLAM - University Language Centre, which is given in September.
In keeping with its natural international vocation, the Master's Degree Programme in International Relations offers its students a wide range of Erasmus opportunities, allowing them to spend a period of study and take exams abroad, possibly with financial support from an Erasmus+ scholarship.
The Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies, overseeing this degree programme, has partnership agreements with leading universities in:
- Eastern Europe (in particular the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania),
- United Kingdom.
At partner universities students can follow courses in international relations, international and comparative law, public and private law, and the history of international relations and politics.
The activities carried out abroad are recognised through a two-step procedure:
- before departure, the subjects to be studied abroad are identified based on the student's preferences and in agreement with the teacher ("Learning Agreement");
- after coming back, exams taken abroad are recognized upon presentation of the "Transcript of Records" of the partner University and grade conversion.
Highly recommended, not mandatory