Master of Science in European and Global Studies

University of Padova

Program Description

Master of Science in European and Global Studies

University of Padova

The course is aimed at providing students with conceptual, analytical and methodological tools which will enable them to understand political, social and cultural processes and develop and manage projects at the European and global level.

Available places: European candidates: unlimited; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 50 (1 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

Course description

EGoS is a Master’s degree completely taught in English to train the future leading class who will be working in European and global politics, administration and communication.

Students acquire knowledges, competences, methods and tools to understand political, social and cultural processes, to develop and manage projects at the European and international levels. They learn to effectively intervene in multi-actor and multi-level settings through innovative, critical and interdisciplinary approaches and the cross-fertilization of ideas and practices.

They also develop global perspectives on political and institutional scenarios, communication and technological developments, coupled with solid roots in the analysis of political, historical, social and economic contexts in multiple countries, and the planning of specific strategies for intervention.

Course structure

The programme is articulated around a common track, providing multidisciplinary knowledge and competences, and two thematic tracks.

Courses offered in the common track (1st year) cover the fields of history of ideas, political philosophy, political science, law, economics, sociology and applied linguistics.

The two thematic tracks (2nd year) maintain a common pedagogic vision, but are dedicated, respectively, to European and Global policies: the European Policies track is devoted to the multidisciplinary analysis of the main policy and governance challenges that the European Union is facing, whereas the Global Communication Policies track focuses on how governance, communication and digital transformations intersect on emerging policy and societal challenges.

Common track (1st year)

  • Public Management and Multi-Level Governance (9 credits)
  • European and Global Economics (6 credits)
  • EU and International Law (6 credits)
  • Terrorism and Security in International History (9 credits)
  • Governing Transnational Processes (12 credits - Integrated course)

oModule A – Contemporary Political Thought (6 credits)

oModule B – Decolonial strategies (6 credits)

  • Social Research Methods (6 credits)
  • English as a Global Language (6 credits)

European Policies track (2nd year)

  • Policy Design and Implementation (12 credits - Integrated course)

oModule A – Sustainable Development Policies in Europe (6 credits)

oModule B – Project Management and Policy Evaluation (6 credits)

  • European Economic Policy (6 credits)
  • EU-US Relations (6 credits) OR Lobbying the EU: Theory and Practice (6 credits)
  • History of European Integration (6 credits) OR Conflicts in European and Global History (6 credits)

Global Communication Policies track (2nd year)

  • Global Communication Governance (12 credits - Integrated course)

    oModule A – Communication governance and transnational networks (6 credits)

    oModule B – Digital innovation and society (6 credits)

  • European and Global Citizenship (6 credits) OR Gender, EU Politics and Globalisation (6 credits)
  • International History of Science and Technology (6 credits)
  • Digital Citizenship and Law (6 credits)

Students are also required to write a final thesis (15 credits), choose from a range of electives (12 credits), take part in workshops or do an internship (6 credits).

Entry requirements

University first-cycle degree equivalent to an Italian "Laurea triennale" of at least 180 credits.

Students may come from a number of disciplinary fields, including: political science, international relations and diplomacy; international economics, management, cooperation and development; intercultural communication, media and cultural studies; international law; linguistics; political philosophy; geography; psychology; sociology; history.

Language requirements

English: level B2

Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,504 EUR
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28th February 2018 (early selection for candidates with a foreign degree).
Locations
Italy - Padua, Veneto
Start date : Sept. 2019
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28th February 2018 (early selection for candidates with a foreign degree).
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Italy - Padua, Veneto
Application deadline Request Info
28th February 2018 (early selection for candidates with a foreign degree).
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