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 SSD
Compulsory
International political economy and the welfare state 12 80 English SECS-P/02 SPS/04
Multi-level legal system 6 40 English IUS/07
Optional
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 English SPS/08
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
World Society 9 60 English SPS/07
Optional
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English SPS/09
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English SPS/10
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global social inequalities 9 60 English SPS/09
Globalization and cultural diversity 6 40 English SPS/08
Optional
Global citizenship 9 60 English SPS/07
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English IUS/07
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 SSD
Globalization, social justice and human rights 9 60 English First trimester SPS/08
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English Second trimester SPS/09
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English Second trimester SPS/10
Global citizenship 9 60 English Third trimester SPS/07
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English Third trimester IUS/07
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Data lab 3 20 English SPS/04
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English IUS/07 SPS/09
Media and politics 6 40 English SPS/08
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Geopolitics 6 40 English SPS/04
Optional
Consumer culture 6 40 English SPS/07
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English IUS/20
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English SPS/09
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English SPS/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Datafied societies 6 40 English SPS/08
Dissertation lab 3 20 English SPS/07
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English SPS/04
Global cities 6 40 English SPS/08
Global social movements 6 40 English SPS/08
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
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 SSD
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English First trimester IUS/07 SPS/09
Media and politics 6 40 English First trimester SPS/08
Consumer culture 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/07
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English Second trimester IUS/20
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/09
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/04
Datafied societies 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/08
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/04
Global cities 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/08
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/04
Global social movements 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/08
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English SPS/04
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
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 SSD
Data lab 3 20 English First trimester SPS/04
Dissertation lab 3 20 English Third trimester SPS/07
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
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities