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
Global social inequalities 9 60 English SPS/09
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
International political economy and the welfare state 12 80 English SECS-P/02 SPS/04
World Society 9 60 English SPS/07
Optional
Comparative politics and development 9 60 English SPS/04
Economic of social regulation of global workforce 9 60 English SPS/09
International migration and immigration policies 9 60 English SPS/10
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 English SPS/11
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
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
Comparative politics and development 9 60 English Second trimester SPS/04
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
Public opinion, legitimacy and power in the digital era 9 60 English Second trimester SPS/11
Global citizenship 9 60 English Third trimester SPS/07
International and comparative labour law 9 60 English Third trimester IUS/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global Geopolitics 6 40 English SPS/04
Optional
Consumer culture 6 40 English SPS/07
Data lab 3 20 English SPS/04
Datafied societies 6 40 English SPS/08
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English IUS/20
Dissertation lab 3 20 English SPS/07
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English IUS/07 SPS/09
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 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
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English SPS/09
Media and politics 6 40 English SPS/08
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English SPS/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English SPS/04
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
Global public policy and the knowledge society 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/04
Consumer culture 6 40 English Undefined SPS/07
Datafied societies 6 40 English Undefined SPS/08
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English Undefined IUS/20
Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market 6 40 English Undefined IUS/07 SPS/09
Gender theory and global issues 6 40 English Undefined SPS/07
Global challenges to democracy 6 40 English Undefined SPS/04
Global cities 6 40 English Undefined SPS/08
Global social movements 6 40 English Undefined SPS/08
Globalization and labor markets 6 40 English Undefined SPS/09
Media and politics 6 40 English Undefined SPS/08
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English Undefined SPS/01
The welfare state and social innovation 6 40 English Undefined SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Data Analysis and Statistics 3 20 English SECS-S/05
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 L-LIN/04
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German L-LIN/14
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish L-LIN/07
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
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined L-LIN/04
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined L-LIN/14
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined L-LIN/07
Data lab 3 20 English Undefined SPS/04
Dissertation lab 3 20 English Undefined SPS/07
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities