Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies

The Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies gathers 79 scholars in political science, law, history, political philosohy, sociology, foreign languages and cultures covering the following domains: European public policies and public management, global studies, genders studies, governance and regulation theories and models, Modern and contemporary history. history of international relations, human rights, international law, institutional and normative processes dealing with person, family, market, work and welfare, legal theory, regional studies, relationships between languages and institutions

The Department promotes and manages 3 research centres and a Ph.D programme on "Private, international and labour Law". It co-operates to the Ph.D . programme in Philosophy; contributes, through the activity of some of its scholars, to the following Ph.D programmes:

  1. Human Rights, Society and Multi-level Governance (University of Padova);
  2. History (University of Padova)
  3. Sociology and Social Research (University of Bologna)
  4. Political Science and Sociology (Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze)

The Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies manages

  • 4 first-cycle degrees: Economic law, Political sciences, international relations, human rights, Political sciences, international studies, public administration, Social work (qualifying for welfare officers)
  • 5 second-cycle degrees: European studies, Government sciences and public policies, Human rights and multi-level governance (entirely held in English), International politics and diplomacy, Sciences of social work


Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali

Via del Santo, 28 - 35123 Padova
tel. +39 049 8274000 - fax +39 0498274007