Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)

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Laurea magistrale
interateneo Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
A.A. 2020/2021
LM-62/LM-78 - SCIENZE DELLA POLITICA (Classe LM-62)/SCIENZE FILOSOFICHE (Classe LM/78)
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Lingua
Inglese
The Master's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA), which is jointly awarded by the University of Milan and the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, is an advanced interdisciplinary programme offering high-level competences in political science and philosophy. The program provides both a solid theoretical background and a practical sense of the challenges and opportunities connected to current political, social and economic phenomena and trends.

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, sociological and juridical competences, apt to rigorously frame similar debates, as well as advanced training in empirical methodologies and argumentative strategies, which will strengthen students' analytical capacities and their ability to assess and defend normative and policy proposals

The second year of the programme offers the opportunity to study in depth a wide array of topics organized into two main areas. The first area - "Technology, science and society" - includes courses critically addressing the import and the ethical implications of scientific and technological development, with a special emphasis on pressing questions concerning environmental studies, bioethics, neuroethics, biopolitics, on the challenges of the information society and on the new dynamics of media systems. The second area - "Prosperity, peace and international affairs" - comprises courses focusing on current socio-economic and political developments and their effects on individual life chances and rights, social policies and schemes of distributive justice as well as courses addressing the dilemmas connected to new forms of war and conflict. Within these two main areas, students will have the chance to autonomously define their study plan according to their interests and based on the professional profile they intend to develop.
PPPA 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: 1. public or private research institutes; 2. local, national or international institutions as policy analysts; 3. 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; 4. 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.
Statistiche occupazionali (Almalaurea)
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent; a strong interest and/or previous studies in political science or philosophy or related subjects; a sound knowledge of spoken and written English.

More specifically, eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants who obtained their bachelor's degrees from Italian Universities are eligible for admission 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 philosophy, political science or other broadly related subjects, provided that their bachelor's degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian "laurea" degrees listed below at "Note 1".

The eligibility of applicants holding bachelor's degrees in fields not included in the list of "classi di laurea" indicated below at "Note 1" is subjected to the approval of the board of the master program. The board's decision will rest on the evaluation of the applicant's academic record, of his/her motivation, and his/her performance during an interview aimed at ascertaining whether his/her background training and competences are appropriate for being fruitfully enrolled in the programme.

2. 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, through appropriate documentation, of possessing language skills in English equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference.

Applicants meeting the above requirements will be invited to an interview.
Interviews, which may be held on-site or by videoconference, are intended to ascertain the applicants' level of competence in the relevant disciplinary fields and to provide indications on how to fill possible gaps in these fields.

When enrolling in the first year of the programme, each student will be required to specify whether he/she intends to obtain the master degree either in Political Science (Italian "classe di laurea" LM-62 Scienze della politica) or in Philosophy (Italian "classe di laurea" LM-78 Scienze filosofiche). Students will finalize their choice between the two options at the moment of enrolling in the second year.

Note 1:
L-5 Filosofia; L-14 Scienze dei servizi giuridici; L-18 Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale;
L-20 Scienze della comunicazione; L-33 Scienze economiche; L-36 Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali; L-37 Lauree in Scienze Sociali per la Cooperazione, lo Sviluppo e la Pace; L-40 Sociologia; L-42 Storia
Highly recommended.

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Conflicts and political legitimacy 12 80 Inglese SPS/01
Society, politics and institutions: stability and change 12 80 Inglese SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Facts, principles and hard choices 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
The western tradition: moral and political values 12 80 Inglese M-FIL/06 SPS/02
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Economy and society: past, present and perspectives 6 40 Inglese SECS-P/04
Migrations, diversity and non-discrimination 12 80 Inglese IUS/07 SPS/07
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
The information society: the epistemology of big data 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/02
Wars of images 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/04
Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Governing the future: goals and tools 9 60 Inglese SPS/04
Facoltativo
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/05
Communications technology and society 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 Inglese IUS/20
Global political economy and social policy 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Human development and mobility in a changing world 6 40 Inglese M-DEA/01
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Bioethics 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
Ethics and ecosystems 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Justice and international affairs 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
Media ethics 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Final exam 21 0 Inglese
Regole di composizione
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
Media ethics
The information society: the epistemology of big data
Communications technology and society

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
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
The information society: the epistemology of big data 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre M-FIL/02
Wars of images 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre M-FIL/04
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre M-FIL/05
Communications technology and society 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre SPS/08
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre SPS/01
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre M-FIL/03
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre IUS/20
Global political economy and social policy 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/04
Human development and mobility in a changing world 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre M-DEA/01
Bioethics 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/01
Ethics and ecosystems 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre M-FIL/03
Justice and international affairs 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/01
Media ethics 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre M-FIL/03
Presidente del Collegio didattico
Tutor per l'orientamento
Sala Roberta
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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