GLOBAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY (GPS) - Classe LM-62-Enrolled from 2019/2020 academic year

Course type
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Language
English
Global Politics and Society (GPS) is a two-year master's degree programme, entirely taught in English. Students of this programme will benefit from a multidisciplinary training of the highest quality, aimed at preparing highly-qualified professionals, able to understand and interpret complex social and political dynamics arising in the wake of globalization, within a scenario of increased international interdependences. Core modules will bridge cutting-edge concepts and skills necessary to address key contemporary questions, extending from global geopolitics dynamics to the transformation of societies, from developments in international political economy to changing patterns of social inequalities. Students will then have the opportunity to strengthen their preparation in specific thematic areas, choosing from a wide range of options made possible thanks to the several lines of research that characterize the Department of Social and Political Sciences, which stands out as one of the best performing department for social and political sciences research in Italy.

During the last decades, globalization processes have been challenging the functioning of western societies across a wide range of domains: from political participation and representation to welfare states' structures and labour market regulation; from citizenship's rights and migration, to the threats concerning novel forms of discrimination and exclusion. The complexity, as well as the interdependent nature of those challenges, require professionals able to understand and interpret, in a way that is at the same time rigorous, theoretically informed and methodologically sound, how and in which directions globalization processes are affecting the functioning of contemporary societies and polities.
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).
GPS graduates will be ready to undertake a wide array of career paths, as professionals able to interpret social, political and economic trends that occur in the global scenario and to elaborate medium to long-term strategic plans.
GPS graduates will be prepared for positions in the field of applied research in social and political sciences; in national and international political institutions and non-governmental organizations; in public, private and third sector organizations, which tackle the dynamics of the global market; in companies and organizations within the information sector, the cultural industry and the publishing market.
They will also be well prepared to engage in further academic research and apply to top-level PhD programmes in social and political sciences.
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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
Presidente del Collegio Didattico
MANLIO CINALLI
Call for application and deadlines

Application period: from 03-01-2019 to 09-13-2019
Enrolment period: from 04-05-2019 to 02-28-2020