Masters in Comparative International Relations

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Program Description

Masters in Comparative International Relations

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

The MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Relazioni Internazionali Comparate – International Relations", active since 2008, involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines.

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The curriculum

Students can choose from five curricula, comprising specific groups of related elective courses focusing on specific themes or geographic areas:

  • Europe-East Asia.
  • Inter-Mediterranean Relations
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • Eastern Europe
  • Development policies (fully taught in English)

The final project

The programme culminates with a final project. Students will work intensively on a topic of their choice while attending regular meetings with their project supervisor.

Applying for the programme

To enter the programme applicants need to have the equivalent to a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc degree, with a sound knowledge of key issues in history, international law, and economics.

Further requirements include certified knowledge of English at B2 level in addition to basic knowledge (B1 level) of one of the following languages: French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese.

Graduate careers

The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organizations and businesses operating internationally. Possible career opportunities include:

  • Purchasing of goods and services
  • Image and public relations consultancy and similar professions
  • Government and regional bodies
  • National and international organizations
  • International study centers
  • Consular posts
  • Broadcasting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public service
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
Italy - Venice
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Italy - Venice
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