Political Science and Government (GOV)

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-62 - Political science
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The degree programme in Political Science and Government offers advanced multidisciplinary training in the field of political sciences and law, with a significant additional focus on economics, sociology and history. The objectives of the degree course include:

  • deepening students' knowledge concerning political and institutional dynamics and the functioning of the main bodies of government;
  • knowledge of useful tools and competences for the construction of political and regulatory decisions;
  • an approach to the national and European dimensions of political and institutional phenomena with the support of a multidisciplinary method that favors versatility of reasoning and a critical approach.

Graduates in Political Science and Government can enter positions of responsibility in both the analytical and operational sectors.

In particular, they can pursue roles in:

  • public, private and third sector enterprises;
  • governmental and non-governmental international organisations;
  • lobbying associations;
  • representative and governmental political institutions;
  • regional administrations and those of local authorities, firms or companies responsible for the management of public services;
  • applied research centres;
  • consultancy firms.

Employment statistics  (Almalaurea)

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.

An evaluation of the adequacy of the candidates’ preparation will be also carried out by individual interviews concerning their knowledge on political, legal and institutional issues.

There are about twenty Erasmus exchange agreements available for the Master program in "Political Science and Government"(the full list can be found at www.unimi.it/cataloghi/socrates/Bando_2014_2015_SPO_Internazionali.pdf) but new agreements are being signed within the Department of International, legal and historical-political Studies, many of which will also apply to our Master program. The geographical areas where are located the partner universities are the Mediterranean Europe (France, Spain, Portugal), the Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia) but also the German area (Germany) and Turkey. The subjects that can be studied abroad are mainly legal and political, followed by the historical ones. It must be therefore considered that the means of recognition of the subjects are quite elastic, given the lack of a perfect coincidence between the courses of study in Europe.In this regard there is the chance to use the credits for elective activities and also those available for the preparation of the doctoral thesis (up to 21 credits). The ability to conduct research abroad for the purpose of writing the thesis is particularly encouraged, especially for a master degree. However, it is recommended to choose the appropriate area of research before departure, to be agreed with a teacher of the Master programs and possibly identifying a reference professor at the foreign University. The methods of recognition of study abroad require a preliminary learning agreement with the Erasmus delegate for the Department and the possible adjustment once in place. The recognition of credits obtained at the partner University in Italy is closely linked to these forms and the consent of the Erasmus delegate.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Constitutional Law 9 60 Italian IUS/08
Economic and Political Geography 6 40 Italian M-GGR/02
History of Contemporary Political Thought 6 40 Italian SPS/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative Private Law and Transnational Relations 6 40 Italian IUS/02
Great Powers and the Crisis of the International System 9 60 Italian SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Institutional Communication in English 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Regional and Local Autonomies Law 9 60 Italian IUS/08
Optional
Digitalisation and company management 3 20 Italian IUS/04
Digitalization and decision making 3 20 Italian IUS/05
Study plan rules
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 6 CFU di ulteriori attività formative quali stage, laboratori, tirocini od altre attività formative utili a favorire l'ingresso nel mondo del lavoro
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Political Institutions and Decision-making 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Sociology of Memory 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Multilevel Constitutionalism 9 60 Italian IUS/08
Technological Innovation and Risk Regulation 9 60 Italian IUS/05
Optional
Comparative Political Behaviour 6 40 Italian SPS/11
Interest Groups and Lobbying 6 40 Italian SPS/11
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 6 CFU attraverso uno dei seguenti esami
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Comparative Political Behaviour 6 40 Italian Undefined SPS/11
Interest Groups and Lobbying 6 40 Italian Undefined SPS/11
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 9 CFU a scelta libera.

Qualora lo studente fosse interessato a un percorso sociologico si segnala l'insegnamento di Sociologia della memoria.
Qualora lo studente fosse interessato al percorso di Innovazione tecnologica si segnalano gli insegnamenti:
Digitalizzazione ed agire d'impresa; Processi decisionali e digitalizzazione.

Ciascun insegnamento potrà essere sostenuto come corso singolo per acquisire 3 dei 9 cfu previsti per gli insegnamenti a scelta libera.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Digitalisation and company management 3 20 Italian Third trimester IUS/04
Digitalization and decision making 3 20 Italian Third trimester IUS/05
Sociology of Memory 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Indigenous rights in contemporary Latin America: land and natural resources 3 20 Italian SPS/05
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic and Political Geography 6 40 Italian M-GGR/02
Geopolitics and Organized Crime 6 40 Italian SPS/12
Legal Regulation of Public Administration and Individual Rights 9 60 Italian IUS/10
Optional
History, Politics and Rights in Latin America 6 40 Italian SPS/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Analysis of Political Discourse 9 60 Italian SPS/01
Great Powers and the Crisis of the International System 9 60 Italian SPS/04
International Strategies against Organized Crime 9 60 Italian IUS/13
Optional
American History and Politics 6 40 English SPS/05
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Digitalisation and company management 3 20 Italian IUS/04
Digitalization and decision making 3 20 Italian IUS/05
History and Politics of North Africa and the Middle East 6 40 English SPS/14
History and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa 6 40 English SPS/13
Institutions and Political Process in Asia 6 40 Italian SPS/14
Study plan rules
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 6 CFU di ulteriori attività formative quali stage, laboratori, tirocini od altre attività formative utili a favorire l'ingresso nel mondo del lavoro
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 6 CFU attraverso uno dei seguenti esami
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History, Politics and Rights in Latin America 6 40 Italian First trimester SPS/05
American History and Politics 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/05
History and Politics of North Africa and the Middle East 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/14
History and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/13
Institutions and Political Process in Asia 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/14
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Constitutional comparative Law 9 60 Italian IUS/21
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Sociology of Memory 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative Protection of Human Rights 6 40 Italian IUS/21
Indigenous Peoples, Politics and Rights in Contemporary Latin America 6 40 Italian SPS/05
Optional
Arabic 9 60 Italian L-OR/12
Chinese 9 60 Italian L-OR/21
English 9 60 Italian L-LIN/12
French 9 60 Italian L-LIN/04
German 9 60 Italian L-LIN/14
Russian 9 60 Italian L-LIN/21
Spanish 9 60 Italian L-LIN/07
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 9 CFU a scelta libera.

Qualora lo studente fosse interessato a un percorso sociologico si segnala l'insegnamento di Sociologia della memoria.
Qualora lo studente fosse interessato al percorso di Innovazione tecnologica si segnalano gli insegnamenti:
Digitalizzazione ed agire d'impresa; Processi decisionali e digitalizzazione.

Ciascun insegnamento potrà essere sostenuto come corso singolo per acquisire 3 dei 9 cfu previsti per gli insegnamenti a scelta libera.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Digitalisation and company management 3 20 Italian Third trimester IUS/04
Digitalization and decision making 3 20 Italian Third trimester IUS/05
Sociology of Memory 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/07
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 9 CFU attraverso uno dei seguenti esami
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Arabic 9 60 Italian Undefined L-OR/12
Chinese 9 60 Italian Undefined L-OR/21
English 9 60 Italian Undefined L-LIN/12
French 9 60 Italian Undefined L-LIN/04
German 9 60 Italian Undefined L-LIN/14
Russian 9 60 Italian Undefined L-LIN/21
Spanish 9 60 Italian Undefined L-LIN/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Indigenous rights in contemporary Latin America: land and natural resources 3 20 Italian SPS/05
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Societies and Rights 6 40 Italian SPS/07
History of Contemporary Political Thought 6 40 Italian SPS/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Constitutional comparative Law 9 60 Italian IUS/21
Political Theory 9 60 Italian SPS/01
Theory of Fundamental Rights 6 40 Italian IUS/20
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Freedom, Justice and Bioethics 9 60 Italian IUS/20
Institutional Communication in English 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Optional
Digitalisation and company management 3 20 Italian IUS/04
Digitalization and decision making 3 20 Italian IUS/05
Study plan rules
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 6 CFU di ulteriori attività formative quali stage, laboratori, tirocini od altre attività formative utili a favorire l'ingresso nel mondo del lavoro
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Sociology of Memory 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bioethics: Methods and Principles 6 40 Italian SPS/01
Biolaw 9 60 Italian IUS/09
Comparative Welfare States 6 40 Italian SECS-P/03
Policy Analysis and Evaluation 9 60 Italian SPS/04
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Gli studenti devono conseguire 9 CFU a scelta libera.

Qualora lo studente fosse interessato a un percorso sociologico si segnala l'insegnamento di Sociologia della memoria.
Qualora lo studente fosse interessato al percorso di Innovazione tecnologica si segnalano gli insegnamenti:
Digitalizzazione ed agire d'impresa; Processi decisionali e digitalizzazione.

Ciascun insegnamento potrà essere sostenuto come corso singolo per acquisire 3 dei 9 cfu previsti per gli insegnamenti a scelta libera.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Digitalisation and company management 3 20 Italian Third trimester IUS/04
Digitalization and decision making 3 20 Italian Third trimester IUS/05
Sociology of Memory 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Indigenous rights in contemporary Latin America: land and natural resources 3 20 Italian SPS/05
Location
Milano
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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

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