International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE)

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
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 three following areas: language comprehension, general culture, 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 April 2020, is reserved to students attending their last year of secondary school; the second session, open to all candidates, will take place in September 2020.
The admission test will serve as a basis for both the selection of candidates and the assessment of their skills in the abovementioned three areas (language comprehension, general culture, and 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 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 have to enroll in the subsequent academic year as first-year students and 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. The selection procedure for non-EU candidates residing abroad will take place in April 2020, and will be open both to students in their last year of secondary school, and to those who already got their diploma.

English OFA
To be able to sit for the exams included in the degree programme, students are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency at level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed in the following ways:

-language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level B2 or higher, recognised by the University (the list of recognised language certificates can be found at: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entr…). The language certificate must be uploaded during the admission process;

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

-by taking the Placement Test organised by SLAM, exclusively during the first year, in the second half of October. Students who fail to reach level B2 will have to attend an English course organised by SLAM. The Placement Test is compulsory for all students who do not have a valid language certificate, or secondary school diploma with English as teaching language.



Students who do not take 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 a language certificate to be able to register for and take 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.

Course attendance is highly recommended

Courses list

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
History of political theories 6 40 English SPS/02
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 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
Advanced data analysis 3 20 English INF/01
Econometrics 6 40 English SECS-P/05
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
International macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
Polimetrics 6 40 English SPS/04
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative political systems 9 60 English SPS/04
Final exam 6 0 English
International economics and policy 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Models in political analysis 9 60 English SPS/04
Public economics 9 60 English SECS-P/03
Undefined
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 Undefined
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
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 SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary history 6 40 English M-STO/04
Data analysis 3 20 English INF/01
History of political theories 6 40 English SPS/02
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
Public law 9 60 English IUS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History of international relations 9 60 English SPS/06
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 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
International macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
War studies 6 40 English SPS/04
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative public law 6 40 English IUS/21
Final exam 6 0 English
History and politics of global powers 6 40 English SPS/06
Optional
International human rights law 9 60 English IUS/13
International politics of East Asia 9 60 English SPS/14
International trade law 9 60 English IUS/13
State and society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East 9 60 English SPS/13
Undefined
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 human rights law 9 60 English Undefined IUS/13
International trade law 9 60 English Undefined IUS/13
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
International politics of East Asia 9 60 English Undefined SPS/14
State and society in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East 9 60 English Undefined 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 Undefined
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
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.
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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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 23/04/2020 to 15/06/2020


Application for matriculation: from 18/06/2020 to 08/07/2020


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Session: 2


Application for admission: from 15/07/2020 to 07/09/2020


Application for matriculation: from 10/09/2020 to 16/09/2020


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