Master in International Relations: European Affairs; International Affairs; Forecasting, Innovation and Change; International Criminology

University of Bologna

Program Description

Master in International Relations: European Affairs; International Affairs; Forecasting, Innovation and Change; International Criminology

University of Bologna

The Master's degree program in International Relations offers methodological skills and advanced disciplinary knowledge to be competitive in the international labor market as international communicators, peacekeepers, reporters and consultants of international projects, actors in diplomatic and international representation offices, policymakers and experts in areas of regional integration.

The student will be able to deal with problems related to different areas of the world, using theoretical and empirical tools drawn from different disciplines such as economics, law, political science, sociology, history.

Given the historically international vocation of the course of study, the curriculum in Italian International Relations is flanked by four international curricula whose courses are taught entirely in English: European Affairs, International Affairs, Forecasting Innovation and Change, International Criminology.

Consult the Teaching Plans section for further information on the courses planned for each curriculum. (see Box Attachments for Forecasting, Innovation, and Change)

The international course in European Affairs, activated with the aim of training professionals specifically able to analyze Europe, understood both as EU and as a group of States, from a historical, institutional and comparative point of view, includes in the first year four compulsory courses related to European institutions and policies in the global economic and political context.

These training activities are flanked by teaching in the historical context, teaching in the linguistic field and teaching chosen from a wide range of optional subjects. In the second year, the course can be further customized through the choice of various courses in history, politics, economics, and language.

The international path in International Affairs instead, it aims to train professionals specifically able to analyze geopolitical strategies, conflict management, and security policies in the international context. The didactic plan includes in the first year three compulsory courses related to the evolution of the international political system, to the international economy and to the themes of global security.

These training activities are flanked by two lessons in history, a teaching in the linguistic field and a choice of teaching within a wide range of optional subjects. Also in this case, in the second year, the path can be further customized through the choice of various courses in history, politics, economics, and language.

The Forecasting Innovation and Change path aims to traine figures able to start a career in think-tanks and research institutes, consulting firms, non-profit organizations, national, regional or local public administrations, new media and traditional media, national civil organizations and international, voluntary associations, private companies and trade associations aimed at internationalization.

It provides students with a set of methodological tools to implement the ability to foresight thinking applied to traditional topics of interest in the field of International Relations. The curriculum achieves an innovative integration between scientific areas, providing a set of lessons focused on foresight methodology, both quantitative and qualitative, and a set of courses that analyze the main technological, demographic, economic and global geopolitical changes.

The International Criminology paths prepares students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime and social control in the international and transnational contexts. The curriculum is aimed at equipping students with deep and extensive knowledge of up-to-date criminological theories and research in different fields, with special attention to the historical, legal and socio-political settings for the analysis of international, transnational and cross-border crime.

Being officially recognized as international courses by the University, with lessons taught in English, dedicated courses and specific reception, orientation, and support services, for the European Affairs and International Affairs curricula, the student contribution is increased by € 1,000 compared to the basic class contribution.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 26, 2018
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Oct. 2018
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2 years
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Italy - Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
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