MSc international studies

University of Siena

Program Description

MSc international studies

University of Siena


from 09:00 to 09:40 am Presentation of the master degree courses by the Heads of the Department of Political Economics and Statistics, Prof M. Vasta, and the Department of Business and Legal Studies, Prof R. Di Pietra, or their Deputies:

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Economics and Management of Financial Intermediaries
  • Management and Governance
  • Statistics for sample surveys
  • A Graduate of the School of Economics and Management will share his/her experience

from 09:40 to 10:20 am Presentation of the Master degree courses by the Head of the Department of Political and International Sciences, Prof Stefano Maggi, and by the vocational guidance and counselling Deputy, Prof Fabio Casini

  • International Sciences
  • Political and administration Sciences

from 10:20 to 11:00 am Presentation of the Master degree courses by the Study Course Presidents and by the Vocational Guidance and Counselling Services Department Deputies:

  • Public and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Language and Mind: Linguistics and cognitive studies
  • Communication strategies and techniques
  • Anthropology and image languages
  • Language: Italian or English (English level B2 required)
  • Specializations: Development and international cooperation (taught in Italian), International and diplomatic sciences (taught in Italian), European studies (taught in English) double degree: Jagiellonian University - Krakow (Polonia)
  • Years: 2
  • Numerus clausus: No

The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. These skills are designed to help students develop the ability to understand and analyze issues concerning the international dimension of political, economic and social phenomena. The specific objectives of the programme are:

  • provide analytical tools and institutional knowledge aiming to understand, evaluate and manage issues relating to contemporary societies, the complex relationships among the states, the processes of democratization and protection of human rights;
  • provide, focusing on tools and comparative analysis method, knowledge about the dynamics of the processes of structural change occurring in the international arena, as well as basic knowledge of the methodologies used by the bodies of multilateral cooperation for the development of programs development cooperation.

International students can be admitted to the Master's course in European studies (taught in English) if they have a bachelor degree in Political science, Law, Economics, History, Communication or Sociology. Those student who have a different bachelor degree can be admitted if they have credits in following scientific fields: Political science, Law, Economics, History and Sociology.

Study Plan 2015/16

Specialization European studies taught in English

first year

  • European Macroeconomics 6
  • European Union Politics 9
  • Environmental Economics 6
  • European Human Rights Protection 6
  • UE language 6
  • Comparative Politics 9
  • Contemporary European History 9
  • English language qualifying examination 4
  • Computer qualifying examination 3

second year

  • UE language 6
  • History of International Relations 9
  • Monetary Economics 6
  • International Economic Law 6
  • Free-choice training activities 9
  • Stage 8
  • Final work 18


In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link:

For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English)

  • evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts)
  • curriculum vitae
  • transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed
  • certificate of proficiency in English, with language level
  • copy of passport or identity card


Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May.

Scholarship and accommodation

Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website


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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

Last updated July 18, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
Italy - Siena
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