Global Politics and Society (GPS)

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Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2020/2021
LM-62 - SCIENZE DELLA POLITICA (Classe LM-62)
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Lingua
Inglese
International title
Double Degree
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.
Statistiche occupazionali (Almalaurea)
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, SECS-S/02, SECS-S/03, SECS-S/04, SECS-S/05, SECS-S/06, SECS-P/05 o MAT/06;

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).
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 SSD
Obbligatorio
Global social inequalities 9 60 Inglese SPS/09
International political economy and the welfare state 12 80 Inglese SECS-P/02 SPS/04
Multi-level legal system 6 40 Inglese IUS/07
Facoltativo
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 Inglese SPS/08
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
World society 9 60 Inglese SPS/07
Facoltativo
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 Inglese SPS/09
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 Inglese SPS/10
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Globalization and cultural diversity 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Facoltativo
Global citizenship 9 60 Inglese SPS/07
International and comparative labour law 9 60 Inglese IUS/07
Regole di composizione
1 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting two of the following alternatives
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 Inglese Primo trimestre SPS/08
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/09
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/10
Global citizenship 9 60 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/07
International and comparative labour law 9 60 Inglese Terzo trimestre IUS/07
Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Data lab 3 20 Inglese SPS/04
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 Inglese IUS/07 SPS/09
Media and politics 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Global geopolitics 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Facoltativo
Consumer culture 6 40 Inglese SPS/07
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 Inglese IUS/20
Labour markets and globalization 6 40 Inglese SPS/09
Social justice in a global world 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Datafied societies 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Dissertation lab 3 20 Inglese SPS/07
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Global cities 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Global social movements 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Final exam 21 0 Inglese
Regole di composizione
2 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting three of the following alternatives
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre IUS/07 SPS/09
Media and politics 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre SPS/08
Consumer culture 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/07
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre IUS/20
Labour markets and globalization 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/09
Social justice in a global world 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/04
Datafied societies 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/08
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/04
Global cities 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/08
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/04
Global social movements 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/08
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Non definito
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Advanced language skills: french (3 ECTS) 3 0 Francese
Advanced language skills: german (3 ECTS) 3 0 Tedesco
Advanced language skills: spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spagnolo
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 SSD
Data lab 3 20 Inglese Primo trimestre SPS/04
Dissertation lab 3 20 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/07
Advanced language skills: french (3 ECTS) 3 0 Francese Non definito
Advanced language skills: german (3 ECTS) 3 0 Tedesco Non definito
Advanced language skills: spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spagnolo Non definito
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities
Presidente del Collegio didattico
Tutor per l'orientamento
Tutor per la mobilità internazionale e l'Erasmus
Contatti

Le tasse universitarie per gli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, di laurea magistrale e a ciclo unico sono suddivise in due rate con modalità di calcolo e tempi di pagamento diversi:

  • l'importo della prima rata è uguale per tutti
  • l'importo della seconda rata varia in base al valore ISEE Università, al Corso di laurea di iscrizione e alla posizione (in corso/fuori corso da un anno oppure fuori corso da più di un anno).
  • per i corsi on line è prevista una rata suppletiva.

Sono previste:

  • agevolazioni per gli studenti con elevati requisiti di merito
  • importi diversificati in base al Paese di provenienza per gli studenti internazionali con reddito e patrimonio all'estero
  • agevolazioni per gli studenti internazionali con status di rifugiato

Altre agevolazioni 

L’Ateneo fornisce agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali)

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