Study International Relations in Italy

Study International Relations in Italy

Studying International Relations

International relations refer to political principles and processes as well as foreign affairs and relations between different countries. International relations systematically explore themes such as government and state, political behaviour, economic issues in local and international government systems. Graduates can work in government or diplomatic institutions as public affairs consultants, local government officers, or politicians.

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Studying in Italy

Italy is a highly-developed country with the 7th-highest GDP and the 17th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. It is a member of the G8 and a founding member of what is now the European Union (having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957), of the Council of Europe and of the Western European Union.

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29 International Relations Master's degrees in Italy

Master Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean studies

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean studies from Centre international de formation européenne CIFE is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world.

IE·EI - Institut Européen·European Institute
M.A. Comparative International Relations - Curriculum: International and Cross-Cultural Relations

The Second Cycle Degree Programme in Comparative International Relations is a unique chance in Italy to combine the study of international relations with that of foreign languages and cultures, international law and economics. The Comparative International Relations - Curriculum: International and Cross-Cultural Relations programme is offered by Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Department of Language Sciences
M.Sc. Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations

Government at any level, from local to global, is essential for the development of society. It is among the most complex and fascinating current professional settings, owing to the variety of activities and sectors, their interdependencies as well as the interplay between politics, policy and management. Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations programme is offered at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.

Master Programs
Master International Relations

The Master in International Relations at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is an innovative postgraduate program developed for graduates willing to deepen their knowledge of the field of international relations through an immediate privileged experience with a distinguished faculty and top-level professionals.

M.A. Human Rights and Multi-level Governance

The MA programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance is a contribution to developing a universal culture of human rights such as highlighted by Unesco and the United Nations. Accordingly, it has a strong policy- and action-oriented approach. This master's degree is in full continuity with previous post-graduate programmes in human rights, taught in Italian, that the University of Padova has been delivering since 1988.

School of Economics and Political Sciences
M.A. International Relations, Curriculum International Affairs

The M.A. in International Relations, Curriculum International Affairs at the University of Bologna has an interdisciplinary approach providing extensive knowledge on historical, economic and political events worldwide. The Master’s degree includes courses like: the evolution of the international political and economic systems, EU and global migrations, international security.

School of Political Sciences
M.A. International Relations, Curriculum European Affairs

The curriculum International Relations, Curriculum European Affairs from the University of Bologna offers students the opportunity to specialize in topics such as EU external relations, foreign policy, economic and trade policy, also placing emphasis on the social and the cultural dimensions of the European integration process.

School of Political Sciences
Master International Communication

One-Year Master Degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication.

Master in International Communication
M.A. Public and Cultural Diplomacy

The MSc in Public and Cultural Diplomacy at University of Siena aims to provide the necessary understanding and skills to work in the fields of international and inter-cultural cooperation, international communication and foreign public engagement.

Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences
M.Sc. International Studies, Curriculum European Studies

The Second Cycle Degree Programme (Laurea Magistrale) in International Studies, Curriculum European Studies from University of Siena (LM-52) provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of law, economics, political science, sociology, history and languages. Acquired competencies allow graduates to analyse political, economic and social phenomena on an international scale and to reflect on the complexity of the contemporary world. 

Department of Political and International Sciences
M.A. International Affairs

Offered in Bologna, this is a two-year research-oriented degree program that does not require a concentration. Students submit a thesis instead of taking two of the non-language courses normally required for the MA degree. Master’s students from European partner universities can study for one year in their home program and for one year at SAIS Europe, obtaining the MAIA plus a master’s from their home university.

Degree Programmes
M.A. International Relations

The master’s degree in International Relations tackles all of the central aspects of the international and European public sphere: the economy, by now integrated at the supranational level, the law, which is increasingly multilevel, and a politics that is seeking balance between national life and regional and global dynamics.

Department of Political Science
M.A. Global Politics and International Relations (GPR)

The master's degree in Global Politics and International Relations (GPR) offered by the University of Macerata is entirely taught in English and aims to provide students with a considerable flexibility in problem solving, a likely feature of their future employment experience.

Political Sciences, Communication & International Relations
M.B.A. International Business

In a global marketplace undergoing economic instability and regulatory change, international business knowledge is becoming increasingly vital. This, in turn, is fueling the demand for global business professionals.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
M.Sc. MISS

The MISS is offered jointly by the School of International Studies from University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa). The programme allows students to acquire a deep understanding of the main challenges posed to security in our globalized society providing them with the skills required to evaluate responses from national actors and the international community.  

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. European and International Studies (MEIS)

The Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in European and International Studies (MEIS) at the School of International Studies (SIS) is the fruit of a close collaboration between the Departments of Economics and Management, Sociology and Social Research, Humanities, and the Faculty of Law of University of Trento.

M.A. Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

The European Masters Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) from EIUC - European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation is a one-year advanced masters course aimed at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia.

Master International Relations

The Master’s Degree in International Relations (REL) is an advanced, multidisciplinary programme that enables students to understand and master the complexities of contemporary international relations.

Faculty of Art and Humanities and the The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Master International Relations and European Studies

The Master's Programme consists of a common first year intended to provide a background in the legal, economic, historical and political science concepts necessary in the international or European context. During the second year students complete either a specialisation (‘track') in International Relations or in European Studies.

Master Cultural Diplomacy

The Master in Cultural Diplomacy programme from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is primarily addressed to students with professional, semi-professional or charity work experiences in the field. The program offers a multidisciplinary approach to international relations, public diplomacy, the arts, culture and communication strategies.

ALMED - Arts and Philosophy
M.A. International Relations

The programme aims to train specialists capable of analyzing, with a sound critical outlook, the most important political systems, the relations between them, the areas of and reasons for conflicts, conflict solution methods, the role of international organizations from an economic and political point of view, the international legal and regulatory evolution and the trends in globalization processes at political, economic, cultural and environmental level.

School of Political Sciences
M.A. International Relations

This two-year program for full-time students is the cornerstone of the Johns Hopkins SAIS experience. The curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary course work in international economics, international relations, policy and regional studies, quantitative reasoning and languages. All MA students concentrate in International Economics and either a policy area or region of the world.

Degree Programmes
M.A. International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs, Curriculum International Politics and Markets

International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs, Curriculum International Politics and Markets at  University of Bologna is a curriculum of the second cycle degree programme in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs aimed at preparing experts able to analyze the relationship between states and markets, both nationally, through comparative studies, and internationally. 

School of Political Sciences