Second cycle degree in

International relations and diplomacy (2020/2021)

Class: LM-52 - International relations

Class LM-52 - International relations
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study ELENA CALANDRI
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of political science, law, and international studies, Scuola di economia e scienze politiche

The second Call for applications A.Y. 2020/21 for international students is available on according to the following timeline:

  • 7th April-7th June: non-EU applicants residing outside Italy
  • 7th April-7th July: EU applicants of equivalent

Brief overview of the course

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.