International Studies - European Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Second Cycle Degree Programme (Laurea Magistrale) in International Studies - European Studies (LM-52) at University of Siena 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. Graduates are well suited for high-level positions in national and international companies, agencies, organisations and institutions, both public and private.

Graduates have the competencies required to critically address the numerous political, economic and juridical issues of the contemporary world, focusing on the historical roots and global reach of individual phenomena; they are able to develop and monitor complex projects and strategies in the fields of international relations, development cooperation and European policies.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practicals, group work and individual research activities; these aim to develop students' skills in critical thinking and analysis. Students also have the opportunity to complete traineeships and work experience in Italy or abroad, within private agencies and companies, national or international agencies and public administrations, as well as non-governmental and third sector organisations: they can thereby test their ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills.

The International Studies - European Studies programme at University of Siena  prepares students for employment as diplomats, international functionaries, public officials and business managers. It also prepares them for service as officials and managers in non-governmental and non-profit organisations operating in the fields of international relations, human rights, development cooperation and humanitarian aid in critical areas.

The Degree Programme offers three specialisations: International and Diplomatic Studies, Development and International Cooperation, European Studies, the latter taught in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary european history
  • European macroeconomics
  • Environmental economics
  • European human rights protection
  • European union politics
  • Comparative politics
  • UE Language
  • Principle of informatics
  • Test of competence in English C1
  • International economic law
  • Monetary economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are invited to visit periodically the enrolment platform in order to see which applications are open and the relevant deadlines.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Access requirements (Qualifications): 

  • Secondary School Diploma and First Level Degree 
  • Secondary School Diploma and Degree 
  • Secondary School Diploma and Foreign University Degree

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee ranges from € 490.00 to € 1,979.25.

For more information please visit the organisation’s website.

Living costs for Siena

  • 600 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students enrolling at the University of Siena can apply for a DSU (Regional Authority for Higher Education Grants) scholarship. The call is open until September/October of each year. Scholarships assignees will receive a sum of money (including payment of university fees) and have free access to university canteens and free accommodation at halls of residence, if admitted.

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