Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)

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Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA)
Scheda del corso
A.A. 2024/2025
Laurea magistrale
interateneo Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
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 programme in Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA), jointly awarded by the University of Milan and the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, is a highly interdisciplinary programme that offers advanced and comprehensive training in both political science and philosophy. This training is specifically intended to provide students with the analytical tools needed to critically interpret complex public matters and address the political questions these raise. The programme provides solid academic preparation, as well as awareness of the challenges and opportunities connected to current political and social trends. Moreover, it gives students the knowledge and skills needed to understand social processes and propose effective and ethically appropriate interventions to deal with the political problems resulting from such processes.

At the end of the programme, students will have become familiar with political and social science methods used to investigate and explain political and social trends, as well as with the philosophical methods of conceptual, logical and argumentative analysis and critical evaluation.

In order to achieve these learning objectives, the study plan for the first year includes a common core of courses that provide advanced knowledge of the fundamental concepts, methods and theories of political science and political, moral and social philosophy, together with an understanding of some contemporary economic, legal and social challenges. First-year courses combine different disciplinary perspectives and approaches, thus providing the common background required to attend second-year courses, while helping students develop strong argumentative skills.
Second-year courses address a wide range of topics that are at the centre of public discussion and raise important political questions. These topics include: the regulation of scientific and technological developments in the fields of biomedicine, information technology and neuroscience; climate change and its impact; transformations of democracies and welfare systems and the related challenges; communication and media regulation; the protection of basic freedoms; the promotion of social justice; migration policies; international relations and conflicts.
Political consultant

Job function:
The political consultant analyses political, economic and social phenomena, highlighting their dynamics and paying attention to their medium- or long-term developments and their ethical implications; examines central issues in public discussion and highlights the factors to keep in mind when addressing them; compares possible lines of intervention, taking into account both feasibility and effectiveness criteria and ethical issues; develops intervention proposals and provides advice on the development of medium- and long-term strategies in light of the opportunities or problems associated with political, cultural, social and economic trends.
Professional skills:
To carry out the above-mentioned function, the following is required: a multidisciplinary set of knowledge including philosophical disciplines and political and social sciences; ability to critically examine complex political, economic and social phenomena and to grasp their dynamics, possible developments and the ethical issues that they raise; ability to analyse and interpret empirical data; argumentative skills; soft skills (e.g. relational, communicative, organisational and managerial skills).
Employment opportunities:
Local, national and international public institutions; study centres of parties and other political organisations, interest groups and trade associations, national and international non-governmental and third-sector organizations.

Political science specialist

Job function:
The political science specialist conducts research on political, economic and social phenomena; develops research projects; advances interpretative and explanatory hypotheses; collects and critically examines empirical data; writes research reports and informative and scientific publications; coordinates projects, research groups and activities aimed at disseminating research results at national, European or international level.
Professional skills:
To carry out the above-mentioned function, the following is required: specialised knowledge in the political, economic and sociological fields; ability to interpret complex political, economic and social phenomena from a multidisciplinary perspective, grasping their specificity, dynamics and implications with respect to issues of public relevance; ability to analyse and interpret data using qualitative and quantitative methods; ability to develop rigorous research designs consistent with the topics addressed; soft skills (e.g. relational, communicative, organisational and managerial skills).
Employment opportunities:
Public or private organizations, institutions and research centres operating at a local, national or international level. Furthermore, graduates who obtain a sufficient number of credits in specific disciplinary sectors will be allowed, in accordance with current legislation, to participate in the national competition for secondary school teaching.

Philosophy specialist

Job function:
The philosophy specialist conducts research activities in the philosophical field; develops research projects; advances interpretative hypotheses regarding the ethical issues raised by political, economic and social phenomena and/or scientific and technological developments; comparatively examines possible lines of intervention with respect to problems of public importance and proposes arguments and criteria to discriminate between the available options; writes research reports and informative and scientific publications; coordinates projects, research groups and activities aimed at disseminating research results at national, European or international level.
Professional skills:
To carry out the above-mentioned function, the following is required: expertise in philosophy; a multidisciplinary set of knowledge allowing for an understanding of complex political, economic and social phenomena and the ethical questions that they raise; logical and argumentative skills; ability to make philosophical analysis using different methods; ability to develop rigorous research designs consistent with the topics addressed; soft skills (e.g. relational, communicative, organizational and managerial skills).
Employment opportunities:
Public and private organizations, institutions and research centres operating at a local, national or international level. Furthermore, graduates who obtain a sufficient number of credits in specific disciplinary sectors will be allowed, in accordance with current legislation, to participate in the national competition for secondary school teaching.

Internal consultant for companies, organisations and public and private bodies

Job function:
The internal consultant has high strategic, managerial and operational responsibilities; s/he coordinates working groups and carries out activities in the areas of project management, work planning, communication and marketing.
Professional skills:
To carry out the above-mentioned function, the following is required: multidisciplinary skills allowing the consultant to plan wide-ranging strategies that take into account a variety of factors, as well as to effectively coordinate working groups made up of professionals with diversified skills; ability to critically analyse and interpret political, cultural, social and economic trends; forecasting and adaptation skills; soft skills (e.g. relational, communicative, organisational and managerial skills).
Employment opportunities:
Public administrations; public and private bodies, non-governmental and third-sector organisations that need professionals able to deal with strategic, management and communication aspects; private companies operating on a national, international or global scale.

Cultural manager

Job function:
The cultural manager develops and coordinates cultural projects and initiatives; analyses the characteristics and trends of the cultural demand; identifies and manages resources for the organization of cultural initiatives; plans and manages training courses aimed at disseminating culture and current affairs, also for a non-specialist audience; collaborates in the preparation of training and information materials and in the creation of editorial projects.
Professional skills:
To carry out the above-mentioned function, the following is required: a multidisciplinary set of knowledge and a strong cultural sensitivity, allowing for an understanding of the interconnections between cultural phenomena and political, cultural, social and economic trends; analytical, forecasting and planning skills; soft skills (e.g. relational, communicative, organisational and managerial skills).
Employment opportunities:
Companies operating in the fields of communication, publishing and journalism, and more generally in the cultural industry; foundations, institutes and public and private organisations that implement cultural projects and other activities for the dissemination of science and culture.

Statistiche occupazionali (Almalaurea)
As part of the Erasmus+ programme, PPPA has entered into agreements with the following universities:
- Europa-Universität Flensburg (Germany)
- Heidelberg University (Germany)
- Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
- University of Bayreuth (Germany)
- University of Bremen (Germany)
- University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- University of Warsaw (Poland)

PPPA also participates in the 4EU+ programme, which allows students to attend online courses offered by the European universities which are part of the 4EU+ European University Alliance: https://4euplus.eu/4EU-1.html
Attendance is not compulsory, but highly recommended.
Immatricolazione
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent Italian or foreign degree is required for admission.
All applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy (L-5 or equivalent Italian or foreign degree) or Political sciences and international relations (L-36 or equivalent Italian or foreign degree) will be considered for admission.
Applicants with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in other disciplinary fields will be considered for admission only if they acquired, in their previous academic studies, at least 12 credits (CFU/ECTS or equivalent) in the following subjects: political philosophy (SPS/01); history of political thought (SPS/02); political science (SPS/04), political sociology (SPS/11); moral philosophy (M-FIL/03); philosophy of law (IUS/20).

Proficiency in English at a B2 level or higher per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required for admission.
The B2-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission as follows:
- Language certificate of B2 or higher level issued no more than three years before the date of admission application. You will find the list of language certificates recognized by the University at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39322. The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- English level achieved during a University of Milan degree programme and certified by the University Language Centre (SLAM) no more than four years before the date of admission application, including levels based on language certificates submitted by the applicant during their Bachelor?s degree at the University of Milan. In this case the process is automatic, the applicant does not have to attach any certificates to the application;
- Placement test administrated by the University Language Centre (SLAM) according to the calendar published on the website: (https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267/)
All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be instructed during the admission procedure to take the placement test.
Applicants who do not take or pass the placement test will be required to obtain a language proficiency certificate recognized by the University (see https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39322) and deliver it to the SLAM via the InformaStudenti service by the deadline fixed for the master?s programme (https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39267/).
Applicants who do not meet the requirement by said deadline will not be admitted to the master's degree programme and may not sit any further tests.

Ammissione

Domanda di ammissione: dal 22/01/2024 al 30/06/2024

Domanda di immatricolazione: dal 02/04/2024 al 15/01/2025


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Avviso di ammissione


Note

Gli studenti non UE richiedenti visto sono tenuti a presentare domanda di ammissione entro e non oltre il 30 aprile 2024. Le domande presentate oltre i termini non saranno valutate e non sarà in nessun caso possibile richiedere il rimborso del contributo di ammissione.

Per approfondire:

Applications will be accepted from 6 March to 30 June 2023, at the very latest.
Non-EU citizens applying for a visa must apply from 6 March to 31 May 2023.

Manifesto ed elenco insegnamenti
Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Conflicts, political arrangements and legitimacy 9 60 Inglese SPS/01
The western tradition: moral and political values 12 80 Inglese M-FIL/06 SPS/02
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Critical thinking and argumentation 3 20 Inglese
Differences and non-discrimination: rights in action 6 40 Inglese IUS/07
Economy and society: past, present and perspectives 6 40 Inglese SECS-P/04
Rationality, rules and institutions 9 60 Inglese SECS-P/01
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Ethical theory and hard choices 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Political order, violence and institutions 9 60 Inglese SPS/04
Facoltativo
Contemporary challenges: labour market and inequalities 6 40 Inglese SPS/09
Contemporary challenges: migrations and cultural diversity 6 40 Inglese SPS/10
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
2 - Students must earn 6 credits/ects by selecting 1 course among those listed below.
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Contemporary challenges: labour market and inequalities 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/09
Contemporary challenges: migrations and cultural diversity 6 40 Inglese Terzo trimestre SPS/10
sarà attivato dall'A.A. 2025/2026
Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Journalism, media and politics 6 40 Inglese SPS/08
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Dirty-hands politics: theories and practices 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Justice and international affairs 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
Media ethics 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Periodo non definito
Per queste attività non è previsto un periodo di offerta (es. corsi online a frequenza libera).
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Environmental ethics 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/03
Frontiers in bioethics 6 40 Inglese SPS/01
Liberal rights and social justice 6 40 Inglese IUS/20
Reasoning with data 6 40 Inglese M-FIL/02
The politics of mobility, displacement and asylum 6 40 Inglese M-DEA/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 Inglese SPS/04
Attività conclusive
Per queste attività non è previsto un periodo di offerta (es. corsi online a frequenza libera).
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Final exam 21 0 Inglese
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
1 - Students must earn 18 credits/ects by selecting 3 courses among those listed below.
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Dirty-hands politics: theories and practices 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/01
Environmental ethics 6 40 Inglese Periodo non definito M-FIL/03
Frontiers in bioethics 6 40 Inglese Periodo non definito SPS/01
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/04
Journalism, media and politics 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre SPS/08
Justice and international affairs 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre SPS/01
Liberal rights and social justice 6 40 Inglese Periodo non definito IUS/20
Media ethics 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre M-FIL/03
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 Inglese Primo trimestre M-FIL/03
Reasoning with data 6 40 Inglese Periodo non definito M-FIL/02
The politics of mobility, displacement and asylum 6 40 Inglese Periodo non definito M-DEA/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 Inglese Periodo non definito SPS/04
Periodo non definito
Per queste attività non è previsto un periodo di offerta (es. corsi online a frequenza libera).
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Additional language skills: italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano
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
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
3 - Students must earn 12 credits/ects for elective activities (additional courses of their choice)
4 - Students must earn 3 credits/ects choosing from advanced computer or language skills, internships, work, workshops and other activities.
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Additional language skills: italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano Periodo non definito
Advanced language skills: french (3 ECTS) 3 0 Francese Periodo non definito
Advanced language skills: german (3 ECTS) 3 0 Tedesco Periodo non definito
Advanced language skills: spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spagnolo Periodo non definito
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Tutor per l'orientamento
Tutor per la mobilità internazionale e l'Erasmus
Tutor per stage e tirocini
Contatti

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  • 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

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