Educational plan

Overview

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).

For example, in addition to the mandatory courses, some of the possible in-depth analysis tracks are:

The future of global societies

  • International Migration and Immigration Policies
  • Global Cities
  • Datafied society
  • Globalization, social justice and human rights
  • Consumer culture

The future of democracy

  • Comparative politics and development
  • Global public policy and the knowledge society
  • Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era
  • Social Justice in a Global World
  • Global challenges to democracy

The future of work and welfare

  • The welfare state and social innovation
  • International and comparative labour law
  • Economic and social regulation of labour
  • Labour markets and globalization
  • Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market

The future of social justice and human rights

  • Global Citizenship
  • Differences, inequalities and the politics of law
  • Social justice in a global world
  • Globalization, social justice and human rights
  • Gender theory and global issues

The future of political participation

  • Global Citizenship
  • Gender theory and global issues
  • Media and Politics
  • Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era
  • Global social movements
GLOBAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY (GPS) - Classe LM-62-Enrolled from 2019/2020 academic year
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Global social inequalities 9 60 English
Multi-level legal system 6 40 English
Optional
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
International political economy and the welfare state 12 80 English
World Society 9 60 English
Optional
Comparative politics and development 9 60 English
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Globalization and cultural diversity 6 40 English
Optional
Global citizenship 9 60 English
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting two of the following alternatives
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 English First trimester
Comparative politics and development 9 60 English Second trimester
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English Second trimester
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English Second trimester
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 English Second trimester
Global citizenship 9 60 English Third trimester
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English Third trimester
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Global Geopolitics 6 40 English
Optional
Consumer culture 6 40 English
Data lab 3 20 English
Datafied societies 6 40 English
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English
Dissertation lab 3 20 English
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 English
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English
Global cities 6 40 English
Global social movements 6 40 English
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English
Media and politics 6 40 English
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 English
Study plan rules
2 - Students must earn 18 credits by selecting two of the following alternatives
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English Third trimester
Consumer culture 6 40 English Undefined
Datafied societies 6 40 English Undefined
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English Undefined
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English Undefined
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 English Undefined
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English Undefined
Global cities 6 40 English Undefined
Global social movements 6 40 English Undefined
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English Undefined
Media and politics 6 40 English Undefined
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English Undefined
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English Undefined
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Advanced Data Analysis and Statistics 3 20 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Study plan rules
- Student must earn 6 credits by selecting among the following activities: Foreign language: advanced 3 CFU; Stage 6 CFU
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
Data lab 3 20 English Undefined
Dissertation lab 3 20 English Undefined
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities