Master's Degree in World Politics and International Relations

University of Pavia
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Pavia
September 2023

Pavia
September 2024

Pavia
September 2025

About this program

The two-year Master Degree Program in World Politics and International Relations is designed to help you analyze the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations, or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues. Specific courses include Comparative Politics, Economic Models of Politics, Comparative History of Government, International Relations, History of International Relations, History of Diplomacy, Human Rights and International Justice, Regional Integration, Ethics, and International Relations.

In addition to these courses, students are offered choices among language courses, internships and professional training. Non-Italian students are offered basic and intermediary courses of Italian as a second language. Most of the teaching is interactive, taking the form of seminars involving student participation, presentations and discussions. Some courses involve the participation of outside speakers, practitioners and visiting professors from abroad.

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Admission requirements

In order to apply to this program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. A first level (at least three-year) degree covering one or more of the humanities or social sciences and including at least 36 credits (ECTS or international equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: demography, economics (not including business studies) and statistics; modern or contemporary history; political studies; public, private or international law; sociology.
  2. Proficiency in the English language at the level of the European standard C1. Candidates are strongly advised (though not on pain of exclusion) to submit an English language certificate.

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Scholarships & funding

  • Fee Waiver: exemption from the payment of the University tuition fee;
  • EDiSU Pavia scholarship: Edisu scholarship benefits for all level applicants include accommodation in a Residence; one meal per day at the canteens; a sum of money, according to the student’s  economic situation.
  • “STUDY IN ITALY” : The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also assigns scholarships to applicants from specific countries, fulfilling some merit requirements and enrolling in Master’s Degree and PhD programs.

Tuition

  • Fees for EU and non-EU students regularly residing in Italy are based on students’ family income and on the field of study. They range from about 156 EUR to 3200 EUR per year.
  • Non-Eu students with a valid study VISA can benefit from a flat rate, set on the basis of the Country of citizenship and the field of study. The flat rate ranges from 400 EUR to 3500 EUR per year.

Qualification

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master's Degree in World Politics and International Relations. 

Career paths

Given its interdisciplinary and comparative nature, the Laurea Magistralis in World Politics and International Relations provides students with a broad perspective on current global issues, an understanding of the genesis and the evolution of major international changes, and an ability to recognize and evaluate their theoretical and practical outcomes. This broad-based training in international affairs offers a solid basis for careers in national diplomatic services, in International Governmental Organizations (including European organizations), and in NGOs, as well as positions for analysts and consultants in internationally oriented private and public companies, public administrations, and research institutes. It also offers the basis for continued university studies at the Ph.D. level.

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University of Pavia

The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest Academic Institutions. It was founded in 825 as a “School of law, rhetoric and liberal arts” by King Lothair I, and in 1361 it was officially established as a “Universitas...


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Why study at University of Pavia

Pavia: a city campus

Located in Lombardy Region, only 30 KM south of Milan, the City of Pavia offers a lively, genuine, cooperative and safe environment with a high quality of life. Pavia is the Capital of the fertile Province of Pavia, which is known for a variety of agricultural products -including wine, rice, cereals and dairy products- and is situated at the heart of Italy’s manufacturing district. Tts fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings, all bordered by the Ticino river. The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places and sports competitions combine to offer students a unique University experience.

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I applied to this program back in 2018, right after my Bachelor’s. I was not exactly sure which path I wanted to follow career-wise, but I was sure I wanted to continue my studies with a Master’s program in English – and, at the time, this was one of the only IR Master’s Programs in English in all Italy. The Program is well organized and student...

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University of Pavia

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Italy

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