GLOBAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY (GPS) - Classe LM-62-Enrolled from 2019/2020 academic year

area Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2019/2020
LM-62 - Scienze della politica
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Inglese
Global Politics and Society (GPS) is a two-year master's degree programme, entirely taught in English. Students of this programme will benefit from a multidisciplinary training of the highest quality, aimed at preparing highly-qualified professionals, able to understand and interpret complex social and political dynamics arising in the wake of globalization, within a scenario of increased international interdependences. Core modules will bridge cutting-edge concepts and skills necessary to address key contemporary questions, extending from global geopolitics dynamics to the transformation of societies, from developments in international political economy to changing patterns of social inequalities. Students will then have the opportunity to strengthen their preparation in specific thematic areas, choosing from a wide range of options made possible thanks to the several lines of research that characterize the Department of Social and Political Sciences, which stands out as one of the best performing department for social and political sciences research in Italy.

During the last decades, globalization processes have been challenging the functioning of western societies across a wide range of domains: from political participation and representation to welfare states' structures and labour market regulation; from citizenship's rights and migration, to the threats concerning novel forms of discrimination and exclusion. The complexity, as well as the interdependent nature of those challenges, require professionals able to understand and interpret, in a way that is at the same time rigorous, theoretically informed and methodologically sound, how and in which directions globalization processes are affecting the functioning of contemporary societies and polities.
The master's degree in Global Politics and Society addresses the above-mentioned task, relying on a genuinely multidisciplinary approach, developed through a coherent path consisting of:
- a core package of six compulsory courses - meant to provide an advanced training in the fields of political science and sociology, complemented by key competences in the area of law and economics (48 credits);
- five elective courses, that allow students to strengthen their competences in specific thematic areas, within a rich offer of options (36 credits);
- other additional elective and optional activities (15 credits);
- a research dissertation (21 credits).
GPS graduates will be ready to undertake a wide array of career paths, as professionals able to interpret social, political and economic trends that occur in the global scenario and to elaborate medium to long-term strategic plans.
GPS graduates will be prepared for positions in the field of applied research in social and political sciences; in national and international political institutions and non-governmental organizations; in public, private and third sector organizations, which tackle the dynamics of the global market; in companies and organizations within the information sector, the cultural industry and the publishing market.
They will also be well prepared to engage in further academic research and apply to top-level PhD programmes in social and political sciences.
The programme is intended for top-level international students.
Admission is based on academic excellence. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent; a strong interest and/or previous studies in political science, sociology or related subjects; a sound knowledge of spoken and written English.

The evaluation process will take into consideration the applicants' prior academic record, their motivation and performance through an interview (see below).
More specifically, applicants who obtained their bachelor's degrees from Italian Universities are eligible for admission only if they hold a "laurea" degree belonging to any one of the "classi di laurea" (degree classes) listed below under the heading "Note 1".
Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign Universities are eligible for admission if they hold a bachelor's degree in political science, sociology, economics or other broadly related subjects (from history to philosophy, and so on), provided that their bachelor's degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian "laurea" degrees listed below (Note 1).

Note 1:
L-05 Filosofia;
L- 11 Classe delle Lauree in Lingue e Culture Moderne;
L-12 Classe delle Lauree in Mediazione Linguistica;
L-14 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze dei Servizi Giuridici;
L-16 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze dell'Amministrazione dell'Organizzazione;
L- l8 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze dell'Economia e della Gestione Aziendale;
L-20 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze della Comunicazione;
L-33 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze Economiche;
L-36 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali
L-37 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze Sociali per la Cooperazione, lo Sviluppo e la Pace;
L-39 Classe delle Lauree in Scienze del Servizio Sociale;
L-40 Classe delle Lauree in Sociologia;
L-41 Statistica;
L-42 Classe delle lauree in Storia.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:
a) They must have earned at least 9 ECTS credits or equivalent in statistics.
The ECTS credit value of foreign applicants' undergraduate studies will be assessed by the GPS admissions committee. Applicants holding an Italian bachelor's degree must have earned the required credits within the set of admissible "settori scientifico-disciplinari" (disciplinary scientific sectors) listed below under the heading "Note 2". Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign Universities should exhibit a comparable academic record or competence in statistics.

Note 2:
SECS-S/01 Statistica; SECS-S/03 Statistica economica o SECS-S/05 Statistica sociale;

b) Non-native English speakers must be able to demonstrate their knowledge of English, either by showing they have at least one year of university studies at institutions where the language of instruction is English, or during the interview. The possessing of a IELTS or TOEFL will also be taken into account.
At least a B2 level language knowledge of English is required.

Applicants meeting the above requirements will be invited to an interview.
Interviews may be held on-site or by videoconference (see below).
When entering their application, applicants shall upload a letter where they explain their motivation for joining the programme. The personal statement is an opportunity to illustrate whether personal reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
The degree in Global Politics and Society offers the opportunity to study at several European universities, where students will be able to attend lectures and obtain credits for their degree.
Furthermore, GPS is part of a prestigious inter-university network: the network of European Masters in Labour Studies - EMLS. The other partners of the network are: Université catholique de Louvain, Universität Bremen, Universität Trier, University of Warwick, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Université Toulouse, University College Dublin, Università degli Studi di Firenze, University of Amsterdam, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration of Romania, Univerza v Ljubljani. Each partner has agreed to recognize the teaching and evaluation methods of partner institutions as well as the equivalence of their curricula. Students may attend a semester in one of the EMLS partner universities. Accordingly, any examination passed at any university in the network is fully and automatically recognized.
GPS students may also obtain a double degree, jointly recognized by the University of Milan and the University of Bremen, following a specific path, focused on welfare and employment matters, and attending the first year at University of Bremen.
Attendance is mandatory

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Global social inequalities 9 60 Inglese
Multi-level legal system 6 40 Inglese
Facoltativo
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 Inglese
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
International political economy and the welfare state 12 80 Inglese
World society 9 60 Inglese
Facoltativo
Comparative politics and development 9 60 Inglese
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 Inglese
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 Inglese
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 Inglese
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Globalization and cultural diversity 6 40 Inglese
Facoltativo
Global citizenship 9 60 Inglese
International and comparative labour law 9 60 Inglese
Regole di composizione
1 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting two of the following alternatives
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 Inglese Primo trimestre
Comparative politics and development 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre
Global citizenship 9 60 Inglese Terzo trimestre
International and comparative labour law 9 60 Inglese Terzo trimestre
sarà attivato dall'A.A. 2020/2021
Non definito
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Global geopolitics 6 40 Inglese
Facoltativo
Consumer culture 6 40 Inglese
Data lab 3 20 Inglese
Datafied societies 6 40 Inglese
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 Inglese
Dissertation lab 3 20 Inglese
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 Inglese
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 Inglese
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 Inglese
Global cities 6 40 Inglese
Global social movements 6 40 Inglese
Labour markets and globalization 6 40 Inglese
Media and politics 6 40 Inglese
Social justice in a global world 6 40 Inglese
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 Inglese
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Final exam 21 Inglese
Regole di composizione
2 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting three of the following alternatives
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre
Consumer culture 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Datafied societies 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Global cities 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Global social movements 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Labour markets and globalization 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Media and politics 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Social justice in a global world 6 40 Inglese Non definito
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 Inglese Non definito
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Advanced language skills: french (3 ECTS) 3 Francese
Advanced language skills: german (3 ECTS) 3 Tedesco
Advanced language skills: spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spagnolo
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 Inglese
Regole di composizione
- Student must earn 6 credits by selecting among the following activities: Foreign language: advanced 3 CFU; Stage 6 CFU
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Advanced language skills: french (3 ECTS) 3 Francese Primo semestre
Advanced language skills: german (3 ECTS) 3 Tedesco Primo semestre
Advanced language skills: spanish (3 ECTS) 3 Spagnolo Primo semestre
Data lab 3 20 Inglese Non definito
Dissertation lab 3 20 Inglese Non definito
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities