Social Sciences for Globalisation  Scienze sociali per la globalizzazione (GLO)

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-37 Social sciences for co-operation, development and peace
Application and Admission Entrance examination:  How to apply
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Conservatorio 7 - Milano
Head of Studies Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi
More information Programme Description (Italian)
Course website (Italian)

Course Objectives

The aim of the study programme is to provide a set of knowledge (sociological, political, anthropological, economic, historical and linguistic) and statistic-methodological tools in order to develop the ability to analyze the phenomena of global interdependency and to design/implement policies for social development at both international and local level (national and sub-national).

The training provided is multidisciplinary, but it pays particular attention to the social and political aspects of globalization and their consequences, which are sometimes considered to be of lesser importance than  economic and financial phenomena.

The aim is to provide graduates with a versatile and multidisciplinary training and equip them with the capacity for autonomous judgement, the ability to understand and analyze the processes of globalization in its  various social, political, economic and cultural aspects and the motivation to work in the fields of international developments and social policies.

Career and Employment

The objective of the course is to provide a versatile, multidisciplinary training in order to produce graduates with independent critical thinking skills and the ability to understand and analyse the globalisation process in its various social, political, economic and cultural aspects who are motivated  to work in the fields of international development and social policy.

The degree in Social Sciences for Globalisation therefore aims to produce qualified professionals who can make autonomous diagnoses and identify and implement the required actions according to strategies designed by higher level management in complex organisational contexts, be they public or private.

Career opportunities can be found in:

  • companies operating abroad or employing overseas staff which need to develop territorial analyses and interventional strategies regarding all the principle stakeholders
  • local and international institutions which support groups or populations in need of assistance both at home and abroad. The most common are study and project groups
  • NGOs, EU organisations and associations which require individuals skilled in the management of complex, potentially conflictual, situations in the fields of multiethnic and intercultural relations, support for cooperation, public and private international aid projects and exchanges between rich and poor countries in general
  • the local public sector, third sector organisations, education and research institutions, as well as trade unions and associations which participate in social and economic decision making at a local level
  • companies and associations which organise and manage fair trade or sustainable development projects and permanent or temporary settlement projects within the context of local development.