The Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations provides methodical and professional competence in the disciplines of economics, law, history and society. Particular attention is dedicated to comparative and international issues, as well as acquiring a solid grasp of empirical, political scientific, sociological, statistical and economic research methods.

OVERVIEW

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations, applicants must possess a valid high school diploma. The Bachelor’s Degree is a 3-year program taught both in Italian or English and offered in an online modality, combining the following different multimedia learning tools:

  • Audio-video lessons (accessible through the web platform in an asynchronous way)
  • Text materials (accessible through the web platform);
  • Self-Assessments: true/false questions, multiple choice, hot-spot image, chart test, role playing, simulations (accessible through the web platform);
  • Written assignments requiring the accomplishment of specific tasks in which students show their Mastery of methodologies, tools and critical autonomy.

The final exam of the degree program, intended to assess the technical-scientific and professional preparation of the student, consists of the completion and discussion of a written dissertation.

Duration:
3 years
Credits:
180 ECTS (European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System)
135 US Quarter Credits

COURSES

The 3-year program, amounting to 180 credits of academic achievement, is organized as follows:

Courses

CFU/ECTS

1st YEAR
SPS/02 History of Political Thought 12
SPS/03 History of Political Institutions 6
IUS/09 Economic Analysis of Law 12
SECS-P/04 History of Economic Thought 6
SPS/04 Political Science 12
SECS-P/01 Political Economy 12
Subtotal 60
2nd YEAR
SPS/01 Political Philosophy 12
M-STO/04 Contemporary History 12
SECS-P/02 Economic Policy 12
M-GGR/02 Economic Geopolitics 6
SPS/06 History of International Relations 6
Fundamentals of Informatics 6
Elective course* 6
Subtotal 60
3rd YEAR
L-LIN/12 Language and Translation – English 12
English language laboratory 6
IUS/13 International Law 12
IUS/13 Policies for International Cooperation 6
SPS/11 Sociology of international relations 12
Elective course* 6
Dissertation 6
Subtotal 60
TOTAL 180

 

* Electives(among those not yet taken)CFU/ECTS

Labor Law
Sociology of Work
Sociology of Professions
Environmental and Territorial Economics
Statistics and Demography
General Sociology
History of Economic Thought
Constitutional Law
European Union Law
Language and Translation: French
Language and Translation: Spanish
Language and Translation: English II
Language and Translation: German

6+6

 

OUTCOMES AND PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Function in work context:

Graduates in Political Science and International Relations are specialists capable of describing and interpreting the origin, development, functioning and logic of political systems and ideologies, diplomatic, economic and political relations between States, ways of constructing political decisions, their interrelationship with public opinion, government and party activity, reasons and consequences of electoral results. Thanks to the interdisciplinary education in juridical, economic, political-logical, social and historical sectors, graduates may perform a series of high-level organizational, managerial, informative and editorial functions.

Skills associated with the function:

Specific skills in the fields of Law, Economics, Political Science, Social History. Increased  interdisciplinary skills and adequate mastery of the method of empirical political science, sociology, statistics, economic and quantitative as well as the comparative method, especially in the discipline of public law.

Career opportunities:

Career opportunities and professional activities are possible in various sectors, such as within national and multinational private organizations, administrations, agencies, national, supranational and internationals public organizations, NGOs and third sector organizations, in the socio-economic sectors, research and communication (from journalism to marketing). The degree in Political Science and International Relations is the preferred degree for a diplomatic career. Graduates can also complete a two-year practicum at a Labor Consulting firm and take for the qualifying exam for the profession of a Labor Consultant (l.n. 12/79, as amended).

The course prepares students for the following professions:

  • Administrative and technical secretaries general affairs - (3.3.1.1.1)
  • Acquisition of technical Information - (3.3.1.3.1)
  • Interviewers and detectors professional - (3.3.1.3.2)
  • Correspondents in foreign languages ​​and similar professions - (3.3.1.4.0)
  • Technical organization and management of the factors of production - (3.3.1.5.0)
  • Technician of public relations - (3.3.3.6.2)