Second cycle degree in

International relations and diplomacy

Class: LM-52 - International relations

Class LM-52 - International relations
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English and Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of political science, law, and international studies, School of economics and political science

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2023/24:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2022 -2 February 2023
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 May 2023
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2023


This course is aimed at students who are interested in international political and economic relations. Such relations operate within international and European organizations, as well as within local public bodies, in diplomacy, in politics or in the third sector. Students are trained by combined the frameworks of historical, political, legal, and economic perspectives. The proposed training path is set forth through the introduction to professionals, witnesses, and qualified actors, as well as by the opportunities available abroad and internships at diplomatic offices and international organizations. Students will develop the skills and tools needed to interpret the general dynamics of European integration and the processes of internationalization and global interdependence, while keeping a watchful eye on aspects related to the quality of these processes, such as the protection of human rights, the environment, and identities.

Diritto Internazionale ed Economia; Storia e Politica Internazionale

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Characteristics and objectives
The Master's Degree Program offers a multidisciplinary training that allows students to acquire the analytical tools and theoretical analysis skills, necessary to understand and operate at all levels in international political and economic relations. It aims to provide a solid training for international careers in administration, diplomacy, political training and research, i.e. to train professionals, decision makers and analysts who, starting from an indispensable historical perspective:
know how to interpret the continuous evolution of the contexts and mechanisms in which these relations are realized on the political, legal, economic, cultural and trade levels;
know how to identify the characteristics and trends common to the various disciplines related to the general dynamics of European integration, the processes of internationalization and global interdependence;
acknowledge the consolidation of cross-cutting values and instances to guarantee the quality of these processes, such as the protection of human rights, the environment and identities.
The Course offers opportunities to meet professionals, witnesses and qualified actors of what students and students learn during the courses; it favours traineeship and study stays and trips abroad, internship at diplomatic offices, international organizations, public and private institutions, companies and their organizations; it organizes free workshops aimed at developing transversal skills within the disciplinary framework of reference.

Occupational opportunities
The Master's Degree finds its outlets in all areas where the presence of a specialized figure capable of dealing with the various aspects of international relations and internationalization processes is necessary; in diplomatic careers; in careers in international and European organizations; in employment with local public bodies. It trains professionals for the world of economics who work at national and international level in internationalization processes; in national and international organizations of the Third sector; in PhD programs and in national and international research bodies and think tanks in the political, economic and legal fields.

Diritto Internazionale ed Economia; Storia e Politica Internazionale