The Master's degree in International Relations is a highly qualified 2nd cycle degree programme which aims at providing students with a number of key skills and competencies to compete in the international labour market, both private and public.

Students will get a broad and multidisciplinary view of the most recent economic and political phenomena, as well as an in-depth insight of the key differences that mark Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe as different regions of the world.

In particular, the programme aims to provide sound advanced training, extending and strengthening students' knowledge of the international relations approach to historical, political, economic and politological subject areas.

Teaching methods include seminars, written assignments, oral presentations, the study of complex texts, use of case studies and simulations. These activities allow students to develop and apply their own personal and original approach to research and study. The interdisciplinary approach and in-depth study of different geopolitical areas help to broaden students' knowledge and skills, allowing them to develop methodological and analytical skills for problem-solving in the working contexts graduates will operate in.

Advanced and profound knowledge of historical, legal, economic and political themes provide graduates with the flexible, professional profile demanded by the external stakeholders consulted. Graduates will be able to organise and manage projects, apply their knowledge and skills to analyse and solve new problems and develop the abilities, which combined with skills acquired, are useful in negotiation and conflict mediation situations.

Language skills are particularly important professional tools: English language proficiency is required to level B2.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme

  1. A multicultural community of students and academics
  2. Four different curricula in English
  3. An international environment
  4. Many opportunities for mobility abroad (Erasmus, Overseas, dissertation funding)
  5. Training internships in real work environments

Admission Requirements

There are specific enrolment procedures for each degree programme. You can find detailed information about how to apply, tuition fees and deadlines on:

Study grants and subsidies

University students may obtain economic support during their studies from the Emilia Romagna Region, the University of Bologna and other external bodies.

Tuition Fees Exemptions

Check our website to know which are the required documents to apply for exemptions and special subsidies.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated April 20, 2019
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2 years
3,000 EUR
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