INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, LAW AND ECONOMICS (IPLE)

Studenti in sala studio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-36 - Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Language
English

The Bachelor programme in International Politics, Law and Economics offers interdisciplinary education in political science, law, economics, history, and sociology, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and legal dimensions of the contemporary international context.

The international and comparative focus which characterises all of the courses taught within this programme aims to enable students to understand and interpret today’s global reality, while also allowing them to grasp and critically assess its complexities.

The Bachelor's Programme prepares graduates to find employment in the following areas: national and regional/local public administrations, including diplomatic missions to foreign countries or international institutions; international organisations; NGOs (e.g. those engaged in humanitarian volunteering activities); centres or associations specialised in the study and analysis of political, social, and economic processes; public and/or private (national or multinational) companies involved in international trade and finance; in the fields of services, cultural heritage, tourism, and communication.

Application and admissions: with mandatory access test.

OFA – Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi  (FURTHER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS)

General OFA

The student who at the admission test has obtained an insufficient result (below 50% of correct answers) in the area of logic and mathematics, will be assigned further training requirements (OFA) and must comply with them as indicated in the Programme Description.

English OFA

In order to be entitled to sit for the exams included in the Bachelor Programme, the student is required to certify his/her knowledge of the English language at the B2 level. This level can be certified in one of the following ways:

  • By submitting a language certificate accepted by the University of Milan and attesting a B2 or higher level of knowledge
  • By submitting a secondary school diploma in a course of study that uses English as primary language
  • By sitting for the Placement Test run by SLAM-Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo during the first year exclusively, from September to December. If the student doesn’t pass the Placement Test, he/she will have to attend the English language courses organized by SLAM.

The student who doesn’t sit for the Placement Test by December or doesn’t pass the test at the end of the SLAM-Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo courses in one of the 6 attempts granted, will need to get a language certificate outside the University of Milan within the first year of the Programme.

Strongly recommended

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Contemporary history 6 40 English
History of political theories 6 40 English
Logic and critical thinking 3 20 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative social systems 6 40 English
Mathematics 6 40 English
Public law 9 60 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Microeconomics 9 60 English
Political science 9 60 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Data analysis 3 20 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced data analysis 3 20 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Econometrics 6 40 English
International law 9 60 English
International macroeconomics 12 80 English
International relations 9 60 English
Polimetrics 6 40 English
Research methodology 6 40 English
Statistics 6 40 English
Writing and communication skills 9 60 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative political systems 9 60 English
Final exam 6 English
International economics and policy 6 40 English
Models in political analysis 9 60 English
Public economics 9 60 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 French
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 German
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spanish
Study plan rules
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS by attending a workshop organized by the Bachelor Programme, or further training activities (e.g., an internship).
- Students must obtain 12 ECTS from elective courses.
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS from the Additional Language Skills Assessment.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 French First semester
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 German First semester
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 Italian First semester
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spanish First semester
Course progression common to all curricula
a) Public Law is preparatory to International Law;
b) Political Science is preparatory to International Relations;
c) Microeconomics is preparatory to International Macroeconomics.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Economics curriculum
a) Mathematics is preparatory to Econometrics;
b) International Macroeconomics is preparatory to International Economics and Policy, Public Economics;
c) Statistics is preparatory to Econometrics, Polimetrics;
d) Political science is preparatory to Polimetrics, Models in Political Analysis, Comparative Political Systems.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Law curriculum
a) Public law is preparatory to EU Law and to Comparative Public Law;
b) Contemporary History is preparatory to History of International Relations, International Politics of East Asia and State and Society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East;
c) International Relations is preparatory to War Studies, International Politics of East Asia and State and Society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East;
d) History of International Relations is preparatory to History and Politics of Global Powers.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Contemporary history 6 40 English
History of political theories 6 40 English
Logic and critical thinking 3 20 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative social systems 6 40 English
Public law 9 60 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
History of international relations 9 60 English
Microeconomics 9 60 English
Political science 9 60 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Data analysis 3 20 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
EU law 9 60 English
International law 9 60 English
International macroeconomics 12 80 English
International relations 9 60 English
Sociology of globalization 6 40 English
Statistics 6 40 English
War studies 6 40 English
Writing and communication skills 9 60 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative public law 6 40 English
Final exam 6 English
History and politics of global powers 6 40 English
Optional
International human rights law 9 60 English
International politics of East Asia 9 60 English
International trade law 9 60 English
State and society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East 9 60 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 French
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 German
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spanish
Study plan rules
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
International human rights law 9 60 English Undefined
International trade law 9 60 English Undefined
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
International politics of East Asia 9 60 English Undefined
State and society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East 9 60 English Undefined
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS by attending a workshop organized by the Bachelor Programme, or further training activities (e.g., an internship).
- Students must obtain 12 ECTS from elective courses.
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS from the Additional Language Skills Assessment.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 French First semester
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 German First semester
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 Italian First semester
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spanish First semester
Course progression common to all curricula
a) Public Law is preparatory to International Law;
b) Political Science is preparatory to International Relations;
c) Microeconomics is preparatory to International Macroeconomics.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Economics curriculum
a) Mathematics is preparatory to Econometrics;
b) International Macroeconomics is preparatory to International Economics and Policy, Public Economics;
c) Statistics is preparatory to Econometrics, Polimetrics;
d) Political science is preparatory to Polimetrics, Models in Political Analysis, Comparative Political Systems.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Law curriculum
a) Public law is preparatory to EU Law and to Comparative Public Law;
b) Contemporary History is preparatory to History of International Relations, International Politics of East Asia and State and Society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East;
c) International Relations is preparatory to War Studies, International Politics of East Asia and State and Society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East;
d) History of International Relations is preparatory to History and Politics of Global Powers.
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
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 125 plus 25 reserved to extra UE students


Call for applications: how to do


Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 08-26-2019
Admission Test date and location: 05/09/2019 09:00
Enrolment period: from 09-10-2019 to 09-17-2019