Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences in Italy

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Social Sciences

Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic within the European Union, located in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps.

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MA in Governance and Global Affairs

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Rome

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in International Affairs. M.A. programme at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. [+]

Programme Profile

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in International Affairs. M.A. programme at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. Courses are designed to help graduates embrace their role as global citizens who are able and willing to be part of an international, multicultural environment.

The Governance and Global Affairs M.A. programme may be especially useful for applicants interested in Russian domestic politics, state and legal systems, economics and international relations. At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required. Students from countries other than Russia will attend courses in the Russian language – 10 academic hours per week. The Programme provides extensive teaching of doing business in Russia, various aspects of Russian political culture, key political processes and conflicts.... [-]


MA in Government and Politics

St. John's University, Rome Campus
Campus Full time September 2018 Italy Rome

The 33-credit M.A. program offers a comprehensive study of the institutions, theories, and political processes of international governments and organizations. In the program, which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Department, you’ll develop the analytical and research skills necessary to excel in a career in International Relations. [+]

Earn your Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations at St. John’s University’s beautiful Rome Campus, which features a diverse, international student body. Studying abroad in Rome will allow you to prepare yourself for the global arena; learn about international business and political issues; participate in internships at UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and embassies; thrive in a comfortable and supportive academic environment; enjoy new experiences; and cultivate life-long friendships with other students from all over the world. As a graduate student on the Rome campus, you’ll have the best of both worlds: the opportunity to earn a degree from an American university while living in a major European center of government, politics, international organizations, and multinational corporations.... [-]


Master in Government and Politics

St. John's University
Campus Full time September 2018 Italy Rome

The Master of Arts program in Government and Politics at St. John’s University combines rigorous academic study with the opportunity to develop valuable practical skills that are highly attractive to a wide array of employers across the public and private sectors. [+]

The Master of Arts program in Government and Politics at St. John’s University combines rigorous academic study with the opportunity to develop valuable practical skills that are highly attractive to a wide array of employers across the public and private sectors. You’ll benefit from our small class sizes, individual attention from our distinguished faculty, and the flexibility to develop breadth and depth in the field of government and politics. You’ll become an expert in composing policy briefs and reports; drafting and evaluating project proposals, resolutions, and public statements; and completing in-depth evaluations of domestic and foreign events and trends. The program will prepare you for an array of opportunities in the civil or foreign services, positions of political or administrative responsibility in the public or private sectors, careers in education, or for further study as a doctoral or law student.... [-]


International Master of Arts MIREES (Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe)

University of Bologna School of Political Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Forli

The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas and Saint-Petersburg State University. [+]

The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas and Saint-Petersburg State University.

MIREES is an innovative joint master’s Program, taught entirely in English, devoted to students who have a BA background in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages or Cultural Studies at large and would now like to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Postsocialist countries in transitions, the new EU member states after the Enlargements Eastwards of 2004 - 2014, as well as the New East-European Neighbour Countries.... [-]


Master in Language and Mind : Linguistics and Cognitive Studies

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Siena

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The program focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. [+]

Language and Mind: Linguistics and Cognitive Studies (SpecializationLinguistics and Cognition; Specialization Philosophy and Cognition)

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula:

Linguistics and Cognition Philosophy and Cognition

The program focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. It is primarily addressed to students interested in:

the in-depth description of human languages, in their different varieties including different dialects; the study of language as a cognitive capacity and its relevance in the domain of first and second language acquisition and language pathology; the study of the philosophical, psychological, biological and social bases of language and cognition; the study of the relevance of the analysis of human language for philosophical studies. ... [-]

Master of Arts in English and American Studies (EAS)

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

The 2-year MA program (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. [+]

The 2-year MA program (Laurea magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, pieces of literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Fully taught in English, the program prepares graduates who are professionally competent in English and have acquired an in-depth understanding of literature and cultures in English – i.e. British, North-American and postcolonial – as well as aspects of the history-shaping those cultures.

This program is part of the graduate degree program (“Laurea magistrale”) in Lingue e Letterature Moderne (LM-37).... [-]


Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 13 months August 2018 Italy Bologna

This 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS Europe by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a practicum or original thesis. [+]

This 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS Europe by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a practicum or original thesis.

Analyze, Assess, Act: Tackling Risk in the 21st Century

The instability that has characterized the last decade has increased the demand for qualified professionals who are able to understand and analyze global risk in its many forms. Today's risk experts are no longer confined to the realm of actuarial tables or financial derivatives. Technology, politics, the environment, regulation, immigration, pandemics, and religious extremism are all areas where the theoretical frameworks of risk and uncertainty provide key insights and drive decision-making in both the public and private sectors.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

This two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program. [+]

This two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program. It does not require a concentration and allows students to submit a thesis in lieu of two of the 16 non-language courses normally required for the MA Applicants put forward a research proposal which, if accepted, becomes the subject of an MAIA thesis in the second year.

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Dual degree programs with University of Bologna in Italy, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria, Sciences Po Lille in France, or the University of Leiden in the Netherlands are offered under this program, enabling students to experience the diverse academic environments. With access to archives and libraries across Europe, MAIA students benefit from a wealth of international resources for their research.... [-]


MA Degree Programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance

University of Padova School of Economic and Political Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Padua

The MA programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance is a contribution to developing a universal culture of human rights such as highlighted by Unesco and the United Nations. Accordingly, it has a strong policy- and action-oriented approach. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Social Sciences in Italy 2018. Course description

The MA programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance is a contribution to developing a universal culture of human rights such as highlighted by Unesco and the United Nations. Accordingly, it has a strong policy- and action-oriented approach. This master's degree is in full continuity with previous post-graduate programmes in human rights, taught in Italian, that the University of Padua has been delivering since 1988.

The MA aims at developing ad-hoc knowledge and skills to promote and fulfil human rights within the broader context of legal and political processes and multi-level policies. Human rights law, multi-level governance framework, and the concepts of “human development” and “human security” are the paradigm of reference throughout the course.... [-]


Master in International Public Affairs

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

This is a one-year multi-disciplinary course reflecting the need for international leaders who can reach across specialist fields to find more innovative solutions to difficult complex public policy challenges. It is practical, responding directly to the demand for international experts with advanced skills in negotiation, management, and public policy analysis to deliver successful results. During this master, students learn how international public policies are made, implemented and evaluated by national governments, international institutions, multinationals and civil society as a whole. [+]

This is a one-year multi-disciplinary course reflecting the need for international leaders who can reach across specialist fields to find more innovative solutions to difficult complex public policy challenges. It is practical, responding directly to the demand for international experts with advanced skills in negotiation, management, and public policy analysis to deliver successful results. During this master, students learn how international public policies are made, implemented and evaluated by national governments, international institutions, multinationals and civil society as a whole.

This advanced master course prepares students with undergraduate degrees (or Italy’s laurea magistrale) to become international public affairs experts who can reach across specialist fields to find more innovative solutions to difficult complex public policy challenges. The direct link between theory to practice is at the basis of this Master course.... [-]


Master in European Studies

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

The MA in European Studies (MES) is a one-year interdisciplinary programme aimed at training future experts in European Union affairs and institutions. The master provides students holding at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or Italy’s Laurea Triennale) with broad yet specific proficiencies in EU institutions and policies. [+]

The MA in European Studies (MES) is a one-year interdisciplinary program aimed at training future experts in European Union affairs and institutions. The master provides students holding at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or Italy’s Laurea Triennale) with broad yet specific proficiencies in EU institutions and policies.

The program, in particular, provides:

Advanced training on EU institutions and European policies Multinational perspective on EU public policies and EU Mediterranean affairs Seminar-style teaching An international student body at a top class academic institutions Unrivalled academic competency with an international faculty Strong professional and networking with regular meeting with EU professional experts and practicioners Practical training on EPSO selection procedures and EU Project Management Cycle Access to national and international institutions based in Rome ... [-]

Master in European and Global Affairs

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

This two-year program is aimed at those students who retain a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives while focusing on EU institutions and policies in a global environment. [+]

This two-year program is aimed at those students who retain a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives while focusing on EU institutions and policies in a global environment.

This program is the result of a joint partnership between School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy and the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield.

The strategic objectives are:

Advanced training on EU and international institutions Global perspective on EU public policies with a focus on East Asia and Mediterranean affairs Advanced seminar-style teaching An international student body Cultural experiences in Italy and the United Kingdom Unrivalled academic competency with an international faculty from both universities Strong professional and networking combining the strength of both LUISS School of Government in Rome e University of Sheffield Practical training on EPSO selection procedures and EU Project Management Cycle Access to the student services of both institutions irrespective of the period of study. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Italy Rome

This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding, and cooperation. [+]

This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding, and cooperation.

The M.A. in Peace Studies utilizes the unique location of The American University of Rome to provide students the opportunity to study the development of religious institutions, their teachings, and practices, in connection with the ever-changing social context.

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Master of Arts in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Italy Rome

The preservation and protection of, and public/tourist access to, the world's cultural heritage is has become one of the most challenging and pressing issues for many countries across the globe. Could you help to shape and develop the new professionalism in this area and both safeguard our heritage and inspire innovative policy and practice within the field? [+]

The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.

Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.

Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise.... [-]