University of Milan, Department of Social & Political Sciences


About us

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.

A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.

Milan is, in fact, the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.

The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.

The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).

Among the palazzos that house the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda (the big house) – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city centre - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.

The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 52 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.

The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.

Department of Social and Political Sciences

The Department of Social and Political Sciences (SPS) has been ranked first among the large departments of social sciences in the 2004-2010 research assessment. SPS conducts and coordinates research and teaching programmes in the fields of social and political theory, public policy analysis, the politics of work and welfare, and the study of culture and of social relations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc Management of Human Resources & Labour Studies

Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The MLS programme provides a highly multidisciplinary foundation on human resources and labour studies, maintaining a strong business and management orientation. [+]

MSc Management of Human Resources & Labour Studies The MSc Management of Human Resources and Labour Studies (MLS) programme is an innovative and highly challenging two-year course of study that provides a highly multidisciplinary foundation on human resources and labour studies, maintaining a strong business and management orientation. The programme offers students a vast array of topics with a pluralistic perspective, a strong international and comparative orientation and an integrated framework between business and management decisions and labour market institutions and dynamics, in the firm belief that managers need to recognize institutional and political dynamics, and regulators need to acknowledge business needs and frameworks. The programme offers a unique opportunity to study human resource management and labour studies in Southern Europe, being exposed to a different culture and language while attending classes in English. In a global world of business the richness of this experience represents a clear competitive advantage. Key features A two-year degree designed to allow a complete and pragmatic competence across different domains of human resource management and labour studies Multidisciplinary training, with a strong integration between topics, and with a dedicated, young and emerging world-leading faculty with extensive business experience Problem-focused and problem-based, learning by doing approach in teaching Compulsory core courses focus on Data analysis and statistics, Comparative and European Labour Law, Advanced Labour economics, Economic and social regulation of labour, Human resources management, Labour market, education and training A strong quantitative and methodological background, and a unique orientation to HR metrics Selected students will... [-]