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 Policiestrack 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)
- Module A – Contemporary Political Thought (6 credits)
- Module 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)
- Module A – Sustainable Development Policies in Europe (6 credits)
- Module 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)
- Module A – Communication governance and transnational networks (6 credits)
- Module 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).