International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE)
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)
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.
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.
In light of its international focus, the Bachelor’s Programme in International Politics, Law and Economics encourages student participation in international mobility programmes.
Moreover, it provides enrolled students with a wide range of options, in terms of foreign institutions where they may follow part of their studies and take exams, in the context of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Departments responsible for the Bachelor’s Programme have concluded agreements under the Erasmus+ Programme with several Universities in:
- Eastern Europe (mainly Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia and Lithuania),
- the United Kingdom,
- as well as extra-European exchanges with Japan (Waseda University and Kobe University).
Students will also have the chance to carry out a training internship abroad in companies or other organisations, with a grant up to 12 months.
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:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:
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