Social Sciences for Globalisation (GLO)
The aim is to provide graduates with a versatile and multidisciplinary training and equip them with the capacity for autonomous judgment, the ability to understand and analyze the processes of globalization in its various social, political, juridical, economic and cultural aspects and the motivation to work in the fields of international developments and social policies
Admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Sciences for Globalisation is conditional upon earning a five-year secondary-school diploma or other equivalent foreign diploma, pursuant to art. 6, paragraph 1 of Ministerial Decree 270/2004. Candidates must also prove an adequate educational background. More specifically, a basic knowledge in the area of language and communication, as well as logic and mathematics, is required. Furthermore, during the programme, students shall become proficient in English at a B2 level (or higher) under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
In order to safeguard educational quality standards in relation to available resources, pursuant to art. 2 of Law 264/1999, enrolment in the degree programme is capped to 170 students, plus a quota of non-EU students residing abroad.
Admission to the programme is subject to a mandatory online test delivered by CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Access Systems): TOLC-E, which will assess the candidate's educational background. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores set forth in the call for applications for the three areas of the TOLC-E test. Two admission sessions will be held – one in the Spring for 70 places, and one in the Summer for 100 places, and any remaining places from the Spring session.
Students admitted with a lower score in one or more of these areas will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA), by attending courses or workshops, including online, or reading supplementary study materials. The OFA shall be satisfied and assessed within Year I of the programme. For information on how to fulfil the OFA, please refer to the University portal, Study area of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences.
Students who do not fulfil these requirements within the deadline must enrol in the following academic year as students repeating Year I, and will not be able to take any exams for years following Year I.
English language OFA
English language proficiency is assessed through a special test, whose outcome does not count towards the admission ranking. Students with an English language proficiency lower than B2 will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).
In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). English-language proficiency may be certified as follows:
- through a language certification, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher (for the list of language certifications recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded at enrolment;
- through a Placement Test, administered by SLAM during Year I, from October to December. Should a student fail the test, he/she must take the course provided by SLAM.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who fail to submit a valid certificate.
Those who do not take the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the final exam for the course within six attempts, must obtain an outside (paid) certification by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.
In keeping with its educational mission, the degree programme in Social Sciences for Globalisation strongly encourages international mobility. Please contact the degree programme's Erasmus tutor for queries on calls for applications, learning agreements, transfer credit, and any other matters concerning international opportunities.
Detailed information on the Erasmus+ and Traineeship call for applications, with a focus on the Department of Social and Political Sciences, is available at: https://glo.cdl.unimi.it .
Students enrolled in the Bachelor's degree programme in Social Sciences for Globalisation have the opportunity to study abroad under the ERASMUS+ programme (attending courses, taking exams, working on their thesis, and doing research), and are eligible for transfer credit for educational activities carried out abroad.
The Erasmus+ programme also provides you with the opportunity to undertake an internship abroad at a company or another organization. The Erasmus+ programme includes the following options: a) a total of 12 months abroad including study and placement; b) placement opportunities for recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation).
The degree programme currently provides the opportunity to take courses in the areas of sociology, politics, history, anthropology, economics and international law in German, Danish, Spanish, French and Portuguese universities.
Highly recommended, not mandatory
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment