International Relations (REL)
A. Diplomacy and International Organizations:
1. Diplomatic career
2. Regional or universal intergovernmental organizations
3. National or supranational legislative offices
4. Policy making
B. International trade and European integration
Companies involved in international trade
Credit institutions and financial intermediaries, insurance companies
Management and business control
International organizations involved in international trade
C. International Politics and Regional Dynamics
Analysis and Research - Strategic Political and International Legal Studies
Study centers of multinational companies
International rating agencies
Study offices of trade associations
Italian or foreign public and private research institutes
E. International Cooperation and Human Rights
Intergovernmental organizations active in the field of development cooperation
Non-governmental institutes operating in the field of international cooperation
Humanitarian assistance, immigration management
Cultural exchange and promotion
Admission requirements and entrance exam for candidates who earned their Bachelor’s degree in Italy
Attention: Prospective students holding a degree from a foreign institution should refer to the requirements for foreign applicants (note: Italian citizenship or residency is not relevant for purposes of vetting admission requirements).
Access to the Master’s Degree programme in International Relations is contingent on the following requirements, all of which must be met:
- meeting the admission criteria (which include academic-career and curricular requirements)
- passing an entrance exam intended to assess the applicant’s basic knowledge.
Degrees eligible for enrolment into the programme:
- Bachelor’s degree programmes in: Philosophy (L-5), Geography (L-6), Literature (L-10), Modern language and culture (L-11), Linguistic mediation (L-12), Legal services studies (L-14), Tourism studies (L-15), Administrative and organisational studies (L- 16), Business administration (L-18), Communication (L-20), Economics (L-33), Political science and international relations (L-36), Social studies in cooperation, development, and peace (L-37), Social work (L-39), History (L-42) and in the corresponding classes contemplated under Ministerial Decree no. 509/99, degrees in other classes, four-year degree programmes, Master’s or two-year programmes earned abroad and recognised by the University, pursuant to a resolution by the academic board, provided that the candidate has earned a certain number of credits in certain academic fields as specified in the Study Programme .
- Student aptitude will be assessed through an entrance exam.
English-language proficiency at or above B2 Level as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CFER).
Such proficiency may be assessed at enrolment upon submitting a valid certificate, recognised by the University , or through a Placement test administered by SLAM - University Language Centre, which is given in September.
In keeping with its natural international vocation, the Master's Degree Programme in International Relations offers its students a wide range of Erasmus opportunities, allowing them to spend a period of study and take exams abroad, possibly with financial support from an Erasmus+ scholarship.
The Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies, overseeing this degree programme, has partnership agreements with leading universities in:
- Eastern Europe (in particular the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania),
- United Kingdom.
At partner universities students can follow courses in international relations, international and comparative law, public and private law, and the history of international relations and politics.
The activities carried out abroad are recognised through a two-step procedure:
- before departure, the subjects to be studied abroad are identified based on the student's preferences and in agreement with the teacher ("Learning Agreement");
- after coming back, exams taken abroad are recognized upon presentation of the "Transcript of Records" of the partner University and grade conversion.
Highly recommended, not mandatory
- Degree Course Email
Martedì/Tuesday h. 16.30-18.00, stanza/room 27 (III piano/floor), Dipartimento di Studi internazionali, giuridici e storico-politici, via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milano.
- Tutors of Study Programme:
Dott.ssa Francesca Cerutti, Dott. Edoardo Benvenuti
- Tutor of Study Programme for International Students:
Dott.ssa Lenka Válková
- Professor responsible for Internship:
Prof. Andrea Carati
- Professor responsible for Post-graduate guidance:
Prof. Simone Dossi
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:
Admission, ranking and enrolment