GLOBAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY (GPS)

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Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-62 - Scienze della politica (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Language
English

Students will benefit from a multidisciplinary training at the highest level, providing the key skill-sets to understand and analyse complex dynamics associated with globalization and increased international interdependences.

Core modules will provide for the cutting-edge concepts and skills necessary to address key questions, extending from the dynamics of global geopolitics to the transformation of societies, from developments in international political economy to changing patterns of social inequalities. In the last three decades, globalization processes have been challenging the functioning of western societies across many domains from, inter alia, political participation and representation; welfare states’ structures and labour market regulation; citizenship’s rights and migration; to the risks of novel forms of discrimination and exclusion.

The interdependent nature of these challenges requires the training of professionals who can assess the extent to which globalization processes are affecting the functioning of contemporary politics and society. The GPS programme provides the foundations, substantively and methodologically, for such highly-qualified professionals.

GPS graduates will be prepared for different career paths, as professionals who can analyse the social, political and economic developments with a global scope, as well as the training for structuring medium to long-term strategic plans. 

GPS graduates will acquire knowledge and training for working in the field of applied research in social and political sciences; in national and international political institutions, and non-governmental organizations; in public, private and third sector organizations; in companies and organizations within the information sector, the cultural industry and the publishing market.

They will also be exceptionally well placed to engage in academic research and to participate in the leading PhD programmes in social and political sciences.

Application and admissions: free.

Applicants will be invited to an interview.

  • Applicants with an Italian degree from one of the following: Filosofia (L-05); Lingue e Culture Moderne (L-11); Mediazione Linguistica (L-12); Scienze dei Servizi Giuridici (L-14); Scienze dell'Amministrazione dell'Organizzazione (L-16); Scienze dell'Economia e della Gestione Aziendale (L-18); Scienze della Comunicazione (L-20); Scienze Economiche (L-33); Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali (L-36); Scienze Sociali per la Cooperazione, lo Sviluppo e la Pace (L-37); Scienze del Servizio Sociale (L-39); Sociologia (L-40); Statistica (L-41); Storia (L-42).
  • Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign universities are eligible for admission if they hold a bachelor’s degree in political science, sociology, economics or other broadly-related subjects (history, philosophy, etc.).

Students meeting the minimum requirements are invited for an interview (in English) with the Admissions Committee, composed of members appointed by the Teaching Board. The interview, which can also be carried out remotely, is aimed at verifying candidates’ skills and as well as their knowledge of the English Language equivalent to the B2 level.

The degree in Global Politics and Society offers the opportunity to study at several European universities, where students will be able to attend lectures and obtain credits for their degree.

Furthermore, GPS is part of a prestigious inter-university network: the network of European Masters in Labour Studies - EMLS. The other partners of the network are:

  • Université catholique de Louvain,
  • Universität Bremen, Universität Trier,
  • University of Warwick,
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
  • Université Toulouse, University College Dublin,
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze,
  • University of Amsterdam,
  • Instituto Universitario de Lisboa,
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration of Romania,
  • Univerza v Ljubljani.

Each partner has agreed to recognize the teaching and evaluation methods of partner institutions as well as the equivalence of their curricula. Students may attend a semester in one of the EMLS partner universities. Accordingly, any examination passed at any university in the network is fully and automatically recognized. 

GPS students may also obtain a double degree, jointly recognized by the University of Milan and the University of Bremen, following a specific path, focused on welfare and employment matters, and attending the first year at University of Bremen.

Mandatory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Global social inequalities 9 60 English
Multi-level legal system 6 40 English
Optional
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
International political economy and the welfare state 12 80 English
World Society 9 60 English
Optional
Comparative politics and development 9 60 English
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Globalization and cultural diversity 6 40 English
Optional
Global citizenship 9 60 English
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting two of the following alternatives
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 English First trimester
Comparative politics and development 9 60 English Second trimester
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English Second trimester
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English Second trimester
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 English Second trimester
Global citizenship 9 60 English Third trimester
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English Third trimester
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Global Geopolitics 6 40 English
Optional
Consumer culture 6 40 English
Data lab 3 20 English
Datafied societies 6 40 English
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English
Dissertation lab 3 20 English
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 English
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English
Global cities 6 40 English
Global social movements 6 40 English
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English
Media and politics 6 40 English
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 21 English
Study plan rules
2 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting two of the following alternatives
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English Third trimester
Consumer culture 6 40 English Undefined
Datafied societies 6 40 English Undefined
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English Undefined
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English Undefined
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 English Undefined
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English Undefined
Global cities 6 40 English Undefined
Global social movements 6 40 English Undefined
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English Undefined
Media and politics 6 40 English Undefined
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English Undefined
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 French
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 German
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spanish
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English
Study plan rules
- Student must earn 6 credits by selecting among the following activities: Foreign language: advanced 3 CFU; Stage 6 CFU
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 French First semester
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 German First semester
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spanish First semester
Data lab 3 20 English Undefined
Dissertation lab 3 20 English Undefined
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Open with entry requirements examination

Application period: from 03-01-2019 to 09-13-2019
Enrolment period: from 04-05-2019 to 02-28-2020