Social Sciences for Globalisation

Studenti nel cortile
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-37 - Social sciences for co-operation, development and peace
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The aim of the study programme is to provide a set of knowledge (sociological, political, anthropological, economic, historical and linguistic) and statistic-methodological tools in order to develop the ability to analyze the phenomena of global interdependency and to design/implement policies for social development at both international and local level (national and sub-national).

The training provided is multidisciplinary, but it pays particular attention to the social and political aspects of globalization and their consequences, which are sometimes considered to be of lesser importance than economic and financial phenomena.

The objective of the course is to provide a versatile, multidisciplinary training in order to produce graduates with independent critical thinking skills and the ability to understand and analyse the globalisation process in its various social, political, economic and cultural aspects who are motivated to work in the fields of international development and social policy.

The degree in Social Sciences for Globalisation therefore aims to produce qualified professionals who can make autonomous diagnoses and identify and implement the required actions according to strategies designed by higher level management in complex organisational contexts, public or private.

Graduates can find career opportunities in:

  • companies operating abroad or employing overseas staff which need to develop territorial analyses and interventional strategies regarding all the principle stakeholders;
  • local and international institutions which support groups or populations in need of assistance both at home and abroad. The most common are study and project groups;
  • NGOs, EU organisations and associations which require individuals skilled in the management of complex, potentially conflictual, situations in the fields of multiethnic and intercultural relations, support for cooperation, public and private international aid projects and exchanges between rich and poor countries in general;
  • the local public sector, third sector organisations, education and research institutions, as well as trade unions and associations which participate in social and economic decision making at a local level;
  • companies and associations which organise and manage fair trade or sustainable development projects and permanent or temporary settlement projects within the context of local development.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Access is subject to passing a test (TOLC-E, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it) which will give rise to a merit ranking.

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: Disciplines

Students who do not pass the entrance examination on basic general knowledge, comprehension, maths and logic, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.

OFA: English language

To be able to sit the English language exam included in the study plan, students must have level B2 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

In keeping with its educational mission, the degree programme in Social Sciences for Globalisation strongly encourages international mobility.

You can spend a study period abroad under the Erasmus+ programme, attending courses, taking exams, working on your thesis or doing research. The training activities carried out abroad will be recognised in your academic career.

The Erasmus+ programme also provides you with the opportunity to undertake a traineeship abroad at a company or another organization.

The Erasmus+ programme offers:

  1. international mobility opportunities for a total of 12 months (including study and placement);
  2. placement mobility opportunities also for recent graduates (within 12 months from graduation).

The degree programme currently provides the opportunity to take courses in the areas of sociology, politics, history, anthropology, economics and international law in British, German, Norwegian, Spanish, French and Portuguese universities.

You can visit the degree programme's website for detailed information on the Erasmus+ and Traineeship call for applications, with particular reference to the procedures defined by the Social and Political Sciences Department.

Please contact the degree programme's Erasmus Coordinator for queries on calls for applications, learning agreements, credit recognition procedures and any other matters concerning international opportunities.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cultural Anthropology 9 60 Italian
Society and Social Change 12 80 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
History of the Contemporary World 9 60 Italian
Politics, Institutions and Development 12 80 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fundamental Rights (Jean Monnet course) 6 40 Italian
International Organization 9 60 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
4 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses.
The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Migration Processes 9 60 Italian
Social statistics and Population Dynamics 9 60 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fundamentals of Economics 12 80 Italian
Intercultural Relations 6 40 Italian
Political and Economic Geography 6 40 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English 9 60 English
Methodology of Social and Evaluation Research 9 60 Italian
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Geopolitics 6 40 Italian
Social Policies 6 40 Italian
Optional
Globalization, inequality and diversity 6 40 Italian
History of North America 6 40 Italian
Latin American History 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
History and institutions of islamic countries 6 40 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Development policies 6 40 Italian
Optional
African history and institutions 6 40 Italian
Asian History 6 40 Italian
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
5 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of North America 6 40 Italian First trimester
Latin American History 6 40 Italian First trimester
History and institutions of islamic countries 6 40 Italian Second trimester
African history and institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester
Asian History 6 40 Italian Third trimester
6 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Globalization, inequality and diversity 6 40 Italian First trimester
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian Third trimester
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
IT skills 3 18 Italian
Study plan rules
8 - The student must get 12 CFU of free choice
9 - The student must obtain 9 CFU to be acquired from the following activities:
- Computer skills assessment
- Training internships
- Laboratories
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
IT skills 3 18 Italian Third trimester
The following prerequisites are established:

· Antropologia culturale is a prerequisite for Relazioni interculturali (all curricula)
· Società e mutamento sociale is a prerequisite for Processi migratori (all curricula), Politiche sociali (all curricula), Globalizzazione e politiche della salute (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Processi globali dell'informazione (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Globalizzazione, diversità e disuguaglianze (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE), Globalizzazione, pluralismo normativo e devianza sociale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE).
· Politica, istituzioni e sviluppo is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· Statistica sociale e dinamiche di popolazione is a prerequisite for Metodologia della ricerca sociale e valutativa (all curricula)
· Storia del mondo contemporaneo is a prerequisite for Storia dell'America del Nord, Storia dell'America Latina, Storia e istituzioni dell'Africa, Storia dell'Asia e Storia e istituzioni dei paesi islamici (all curricula)
· Istituzioni di economia is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· The achievement of the B2 English language qualification is a prerequisite for Lingua inglese
· The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
· The OFA fulfillment is a prerequisite for the second and third year courses.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cultural Anthropology 9 60 Italian
Society and Social Change 12 80 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
History of the Contemporary World 9 60 Italian
Politics, Institutions and Development 12 80 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fundamental Rights (Jean Monnet course) 6 40 Italian
International Organization 9 60 Italian
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
4 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses.
The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Undefined
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Migration Processes 9 60 Italian
Social statistics and Population Dynamics 9 60 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fundamentals of Economics 12 80 Italian
Intercultural Relations 6 40 Italian
Political and Economic Geography 6 40 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English 9 60 English
Methodology of Social and Evaluation Research 9 60 Italian
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Social Policies 6 40 Italian
Optional
Globalization, inequality and diversity 6 40 Italian
History of North America 6 40 Italian
Latin American History 6 40 Italian
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Local Economic Development Sociology 6 40 Italian
Optional
History and institutions of islamic countries 6 40 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Sociology of Organized Crime 6 40 Italian
Optional
African history and institutions 6 40 Italian
Asian History 6 40 Italian
Globalization, legal pluralism and social deviance 6 40 Italian
Sociology of Organized Crime (Advanced) 3 20 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 Italian
Study plan rules
5 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of North America 6 40 Italian First trimester
Latin American History 6 40 Italian First trimester
History and institutions of islamic countries 6 40 Italian Second trimester
African history and institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester
Asian History 6 40 Italian Third trimester
7 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Globalization, inequality and diversity 6 40 Italian First trimester
Globalization, legal pluralism and social deviance 6 40 Italian Third trimester
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
IT skills 3 18 Italian
Study plan rules
8 - The student must get 12 CFU of free choice
9 - The student must obtain 9 CFU to be acquired from the following activities:
- Computer skills assessment
- Training internships
- Laboratories
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
IT skills 3 18 Italian Third trimester
The following prerequisites are established:

· Antropologia culturale is a prerequisite for Relazioni interculturali (all curricula)
· Società e mutamento sociale is a prerequisite for Processi migratori (all curricula), Politiche sociali (all curricula), Globalizzazione e politiche della salute (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Processi globali dell'informazione (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Globalizzazione, diversità e disuguaglianze (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE), Globalizzazione, pluralismo normativo e devianza sociale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE).
· Politica, istituzioni e sviluppo is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· Statistica sociale e dinamiche di popolazione is a prerequisite for Metodologia della ricerca sociale e valutativa (all curricula)
· Storia del mondo contemporaneo is a prerequisite for Storia dell'America del Nord, Storia dell'America Latina, Storia e istituzioni dell'Africa, Storia dell'Asia e Storia e istituzioni dei paesi islamici (all curricula)
· Istituzioni di economia is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· The achievement of the B2 English language qualification is a prerequisite for Lingua inglese
· The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
· The OFA fulfillment is a prerequisite for the second and third year courses.
Location
Milano
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: