Knowledge and skills required for admission
There are two types of admission requirements:
1. Candidates must have a degree in one of the following classes, pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/2004:
L-36 Political Science and International Relations;
L-14 Legal Services;
L-01 Cultural Heritage Studies;
L-11 Modern Languages and Civilizations;
L-12 Language Mediation;
L-18 Business Administration;
L-19 Education and Training Studies
L-21 Town, Regional and Environmental Planning;
L-31 Computer Science;
L-32 Environmental Sciences;
L-37 Peace Studies;
L-39 Social Service;
L-43 Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.
As governance applies to multiple fields of activity, the Academic Board may also admit graduates in classes other than the above, on justified grounds.
2. Meeting certain curricular requirements, i.e. having earned a number of credits not lower than 60, equally distributed across the three legal, economic and socio-political macro areas, in the following academic fields:
IUS/08 - Constitutional Law
IUS/09 - Institutions of Public Law
IUS/10 - Administrative Law
IUS/13 - International Law
IUS/14 - European Union Law
IUS/21 - Comparative Public Law
M-STO/04 - Contemporary History
SECS-P/01 - Political Economy
SECS-P/02 - Economic Policy
SPS/01 - Political Philosophy
SPS/02 - History of Political Doctrines
SPS/03 - History of Political Institutions
SPS/04 - Political Science
SPS/06 - History of International Relations
SPS/07 - Sociology
SPS/08 - Sociology of Culture and Communication
SPS/09 - Sociology of Economics and Labour
SPS/11 - Sociology of Political Phenomena
and adequate knowledge based on grades achieved in the exams in individual subject areas.
Knowledge and skills assessment.
The student is required to submit an online application for enrolment on the degree programme according to the procedures set by the University, attaching the study plan containing the list of exams taken in their previous university career with an indication of the subject area (SSD) for each of them, the grade and the number of credits earned.
Following the application for admission, a special board formed by the Chair of the Academic Board and by academic tutors responsible for admissions and credit transfer, assisted by the Tutoring Service, will assess the candidate's study plan for admission requirements.
The Tutoring Service will notify the candidate of the assessment outcome (i.e. admission with or without learning requirements, and transfer credits, if any) by email (to the address stated in the application). The e-mail will also specify the dates of the admission interviews, which take place in September and December of each year, and other information.
If, following the assessment the study plan, the student is not deemed to meet the admission requirements, they will have to fulfil additional learning requirements through the admission interview. The candidate's basic knowledge of the subjects in which the gaps were found will be assessed, also with a view to providing students with the tools to successfully pass the exams envisaged in the GOV programme. The assessment will focus on the following disciplines: Public law for the legal macro area; Political science for the socio-political macro area, and Economic history for the economic macro area.
If, during the interview, the admissions board finds that the candidate has not filled the gaps, it will reserve the right to ponder their admission.
The Tutoring Service will provide a list of recommended texts for the remedial assessment in the first e-mail relating to the assessment of admission requirements. The list will also be published on the degree programme website (https://gov.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi). Alternatively, the student may take single exams in the subjects in which gaps have been identified.
As part of the admission procedures, it is also possible to obtain transfer credits for exams taken in the previous university career in some limited cases (exams taken outside the study plan in the Bachelor's programme, exams taken as single exams before enrolling in the degree programme, exams taken within previous Master's degree or single-cycle degree programmes, which were not counted toward admission requirements), up to 40 credits. Candidates with over 33 credits will be admitted directly to the second year of the programme. It will be possible to obtain transfer credits for exams also after admission to the degree programme, by submitting a specific request to the Student Registrar.
Students admitted to the second year must in any case take the exams in compliance with the teaching calendar, i.e. at the end of the courses in the respective trimesters, whether these are first- or second-year courses.
Students who do not meet the admission requirements and students who claim transfer credits for exams taken during their previous academic career will be required to show up at the admission interviews as scheduled in September or December. The interview dates are listed below, and will be posted to the degree programme website, institutional social accounts, as well as notified by e-mail.
For the academic year 2021-2022 the admission interviews will take place at 2.30 pm on 13 September 2021 and 13 December 2021 in Room 4, Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, Via Conservatorio 7, Milan - Italy. Further information and updates will be posted to the University portal and other communication channels (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin).
For information on admission requirements and/or on the degree programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students will go through a different enrolment procedure – please refer to the University website: https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/venire-studiare-dallestero/accoglienza-e-servizi-studenti-internazionali
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