International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE)

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2021/2022
L-36 - Political science and international relations
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Language
English
The Bachelor?s Programme in International Politics, Law and Economics is a three-year English taught programme which 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.
Furthermore, this Programme aims at providing graduates with a sound knowledge of English: students will be able to constantly practice it by attending lectures, actively participating in class (e.g. thanks to exercises and/or other written/oral activities), as well as taking written and oral exams in English.
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.

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In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in International Politics, Law and Economics, prospective students must hold an upper secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad after at least 12 years of schooling , and possess an adequate educational background. Indeed, some basic skills are required in the two following areas: language comprehension, logic and mathematics. These skills are essential to the fruitful participation in this programme, as is a sound knowledge of English (level B2 of the European reference framework).
Pursuant to Article 2 of Law 264/1999, with a view to ensuring high quality education in the light of available resources, the maximum number of students who can enroll in this programme is set at 125, plus a certain number of spots that are reserved for non-EU candidates residing abroad. The admission test for EU candidates is organized in two sessions: the first session, in Spring 2021, is reserved to students attending their last year of secondary school; the second session, open to all candidates, will take place in Summer 2021.The selection procedure for non-EU candidates residing abroad will take place in Spring 2021, and will be open both to students in their last year of secondary school, and to those who already got their diploma.
The admission test will serve as a basis for both the selection of candidates and the assessment of their skills in the abovementioned two areas (language comprehension, logic and mathematics). In order to be positively assessed in each subject area, candidates must correctly answer at least 50% of the questions. Those candidates who are admitted in the programme despite having correctly replied to a lower percentage of questions in the area of logic and mathematics (jointly considered) will be assigned further training requirements (s.c. OFA, Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi). This means that they will have to attend courses/workshops or consult supplementary materials and pass another test within their first year in the programme. If they fail to do so, they will not be allowed to take second- and/or third-year exams. Further information on these OFA are available online on the website, at Area Studiare, of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences.

English OFA
To be able to sit the exams included in the degree programme, students must be proficient in English at a B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proficiency level may be certified as follow:

- By a language certification, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher. For the list of language certifications recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entr…. The certification must be uploaded during the admission process;

-by a secondary school diploma with English as teaching Language. The diploma must be uploaded during the enrolment process;

- By a Placement Test, which is delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during year I only, in the second half of October. Students who fail the test will be required to take a SLAM course.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who do not hold a valid certification, or a secondary school diploma with English as teaching language.



Students who do not sit the Placement Test within the end of October and students who fail the SLAM end-of-course test within six attempts will have to obtain an outside paid certification to be able to register for and sit any exam included in the degree programme.


Italian language test.

Furthermore, before graduating, students need to possess a minimal competence in the Italian language. To this end, enrolled students meet with the Programme?s tutor who determines whether they need to take a placement test aimed at assessing their knowledge of Italian. Students who hold an upper secondary school diploma from an Italian (or Italian taught) course are exempted from the placement test, as are those who hold a language certificate. In case they do not already have those competences, students will be addressed to take the Italian language amongst the choice of 3-credit courses of Additional language skills.
The Department responsible for the Bachelor's programme has exchange agreements under the Erasmus+ programme with several Universities in France, Germany, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe (mainly Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia and Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria), Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Turkey, as well as extra-European exchanges with Japan (Waseda University and Kobe University).

Course attendance is highly recommended.

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History of political theories 6 40 English SPS/02
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary history 6 40 English M-STO/04
Data analysis 3 20 English INF/01
Logic and critical thinking 3 20 English M-FIL/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative social systems 6 40 English SPS/07
Mathematics 6 40 English SECS-S/06
Public law 9 60 English IUS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microeconomics 9 60 English SECS-P/01
Political science 9 60 English SPS/04
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced data analysis 3 20 English INF/01
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International law 9 60 English IUS/13
Statistics 6 40 English SECS-S/01
Writing and communication skills 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Econometrics 6 40 English SECS-P/05
International macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
International relations 9 60 English SPS/04
Research methodology 6 40 English SPS/07
Optional
How to use international survey data for social research 3 20 English SPS/11
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Polimetrics 6 40 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative political systems 9 60 English SPS/04
Optional
History and institutions of East Asia 9 60 English SPS/14
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Models in political analysis 9 60 English SPS/04
Public economics 9 60 English SECS-P/03
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International economics and policy 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Optional
Democracy and development 3 20 Italian SPS/04
Governments and the Global Economy 3 20 English SECS-P/01
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 English
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 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 SSD
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Open sessions
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, History and Institutions of East Asia and State and Society in North Africa and the Mediterranean region;
c) International Relations is preparatory to War Studies;
d) History of International Relations is preparatory to History and Politics of Global Powers.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History of political theories 6 40 English SPS/02
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary history 6 40 English M-STO/04
Data analysis 3 20 English INF/01
Logic and critical thinking 3 20 English M-FIL/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative social systems 6 40 English SPS/07
History of international relations 9 60 English SPS/06
Public law 9 60 English IUS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microeconomics 9 60 English SECS-P/01
Political science 9 60 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International law 9 60 English IUS/13
Statistics 6 40 English SECS-S/01
Writing and communication skills 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
International relations 9 60 English SPS/04
Sociology of globalization 6 40 English SPS/08
Optional
How to use international survey data for social research 3 20 English SPS/11
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
EU law 9 60 English IUS/14
War studies 6 40 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative public law 6 40 English IUS/21
Optional
History and institutions of East Asia 9 60 English SPS/14
State and society in North Africa and the Mediterranean region 9 60 Italian SPS/13
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History and politics of global powers 6 40 English SPS/06
Optional
International trade law 9 60 English IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Democracy and development 3 20 Italian SPS/04
Governments and the Global Economy 3 20 English SECS-P/01
International human rights law 9 60 English IUS/13
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 English
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Study plan rules
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
International trade law 9 60 English Second trimester IUS/13
International human rights law 9 60 English Third trimester IUS/13
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and institutions of East Asia 9 60 English First trimester SPS/14
State and society in North Africa and the Mediterranean region 9 60 Italian First trimester SPS/13
- 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 SSD
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Open sessions
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, History and Institutions of East Asia and State and Society in North Africa and the Mediterranean region;
c) International Relations is preparatory to War Studies;
d) History of International Relations is preparatory to History and Politics of Global Powers.

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 125 + 25 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2021 to 13/06/2021

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2021 to 29/06/2021

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 01/07/2021 to 07/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 09/09/2021 to 15/09/2021

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