Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)

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Master programme
interateneo Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-62/LM-78 - SCIENZE DELLA POLITICA (Classe LM-62)/SCIENZE FILOSOFICHE (Classe LM/78)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Language
English

Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs is an advanced interdisciplinary Master’s programme offering high-level competences in political science and philosophy. The programme provides a solid theoretical background combined with a practical sense of the challenges and opportunities connected to current political and socio-economic phenomena. The study plan includes a common core of courses addressing cutting-edge topics in political science, in moral and political philosophy – topics which are specifically selected for their relevance within public debates.

Core courses also provide accurate historical competences, apt to rigorously frame similar debates, as well as specialized training in argumentative strategies and empirical methodologies, which will strengthen students’ analytical capacities and their ability to assess and develop normative and policy proposals. During the second year, students will have the chance to complete their preparation by choosing from a wide array of courses tackling highly- debated public questions organized into two thematic areas, “Technology, science and society” and “Prosperity, peace and international affairs”.

Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs is designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers.

Students will indeed acquire a variety of competences and will master a differentiated set of methodological tools that will enable them to be successfully employed in: public or private research institutes; local, national or international institutions as policy analysts; firms operating in the global market and looking for professionals capable to understand and interpret political, social and economic trends and to devise long-term strategic plans; media, journalism, publishing and the cultural industry.

The master programme also provides a solid academic background that will allow students to continue their education through Ph.D. programmes in social sciences and philosophy, both in Italy and abroad.

The Degree course is established jointly with the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Applications and admissions: free, subject to entry requirements:

  • Applicants are eligible for admission if they hold an Italian degree (ex. DM 270/04 or equivalent ex. DM 509/99) from one of the following classes: Filosofia (L-5), Scienze dei servizi giuridici (L-14), Scienze dell’economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18), Scienze della comunicazione (L-20), Scienze economiche (L-33), Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (L-36), Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37), Sociologia (L-40), Storia (L-42).
  •  Students from undergraduate classes other than the above listed and students with foreign qualification can enrol to the course after positive judgement of the Admission Board, which will consider the applicant’s academic record and ascertain whether he/she possess the relevant background training and competences.
  • Applicants must be able to certify their knowledge of English either by showing they have at least one year of university studies at institutions where English is the language of instruction, or by providing evidence of possessing language skills in English equivalent to level B2.

Students meeting the above minimum requirements are invited to an interview for admission (in English) with the Commission for Admittance to the Master, composed by teaching members appointed by the Teaching Board. The interview, done remotely via electronic devices if necessary, is aimed at verifying the applicants’ level of preparation in the relevant disciplinary fields and to ascertain whether they have the necessary competences to being successfully enrolled in the programme.

To gain access to mobility programs for study purposes, lasting 3-12 months, the enrolled students of the University of Milan must attend a public selection that starts usually around the month of February each year through the presentation of specific competition announcements, which contain information on available destinations, respective duration of the mobility, requirements and deadlines for submitting the online application.

The selection, aimed at evaluating the proposed study abroad program of the candidate, knowledge of a foreign language, especially when this is a preferential requirement, and the motivations behind the request, is performed by specially constituted commissions.

Each year, before the expiry of the competition announcements, the University organises information sessions for the specific study course or groups of study courses, in order to illustrate to students the opportunities and participation rules.

To finance stays abroad under the Erasmus+ program, the European Union assigns to the selected students a scholarship that - while not covering the full cost of living abroad - is a useful contribution for additional costs as travel costs or greater cost of living in the country of destination.

The monthly amount of the communitarian scholarship is established annually at national level; additional contributions may be provided to students with disabilities.

In order to enable students in economic disadvantaged conditions to participate in Erasmus+ program, the University of Milan assigns further additional contributions; amount of this contributions and criteria for assigning them are established from year to year.

The University of Milan promotes the linguistic preparation of students selected for mobility programs, organising every year intensive courses in the following languages: English, French, German and Spanish.
The University in order to facilitate the organisation of the stay abroad and to guide students in choosing their destination offers a specific support service.

More information in Italian are available on www.unimi.it > Studenti > Studiare all'estero > Erasmus+

For assistance please contact:
Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali
via Festa del Perdono 7 (ground floor)
Tel. 02 503 13501-12589-13495-13502
Fax 02 503 13503
E-mail: mobility.out@unimi.it
Desk opening hour: Monday-friday 9 - 12

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Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Conflicts and political legitimacy 12 80 English SPS/01
Society, politics and institutions: stability and change 12 80 English SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Facts, principles and hard choices 6 40 English M-FIL/03
The Western tradition: moral and political values 12 80 English M-FIL/06 SPS/02
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economy and Society: past, present and perspectives 6 40 English SECS-P/04
Migrations, diversity and non-discrimination 12 80 English IUS/07 SPS/07
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
The information society: the epistemology of big data 6 40 English M-FIL/02
Wars of images 6 40 English M-FIL/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Governing the future: goals and tools 9 60 English SPS/04
Optional
Communications technology and society 6 40 English SPS/08
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture 6 40 English SPS/01
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food 6 40 English M-FIL/05
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English IUS/20
Global political economy and social policy 6 40 English SPS/04
Human development and mobility in a changing world 6 40 English M-DEA/01
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bioethics 6 40 English SPS/01
Ethics and ecosystems 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Justice and international affairs 6 40 English SPS/01
Media ethics 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 English
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 18 credits/ects by selecting 3 courses/activities among those listed below.

Please note, for facilitating students' choice, the courses/activities are organized into two thematic areas as follow:

Technology, science and society:
Bioethics
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food
Ethics and ecosystems
Neuroethics and human enhancement
Society, media and digital ethics
The information society: the epistemology of big data

Prosperity, peace and international affairs
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture
Global political economy and social policy
Human development and mobility in a changing world
Justice and international affairs
Wars of images
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
The information society: the epistemology of big data 6 40 English Second semester M-FIL/02
Wars of images 6 40 English Second semester M-FIL/04
Communications technology and society 6 40 English First trimester SPS/08
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture 6 40 English First trimester SPS/01
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 English First trimester M-FIL/03
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/05
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English Second trimester IUS/20
Global political economy and social policy 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/04
Human development and mobility in a changing world 6 40 English Second trimester M-DEA/01
Bioethics 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/01
Ethics and ecosystems 6 40 English Third trimester M-FIL/03
Justice and international affairs 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/01
Media ethics 6 40 English Third trimester M-FIL/03
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Sala Roberta
Contacts
Fees, scholarships and benefits

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

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:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Open with entry requirements examination

Application period: from 03-10-2020 to 08-28-2020
Enrolment period: from 04-15-2020 to 09-30-2020