International Relations, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #158 (BCR) ,
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.


The aim of this Master’s Degree is to provide a highly qualified education in the political, legal, economic and historical dimensions of contemporary international relations. Based on a multidisciplinary and critical methodology, the Program teaches students how to effectively approach interactions among governments, international organizations, multinational companies and non-governmental actors.

Each student will choose among four different majors (“curricula”): (A) Diplomacy and International Organizations; (B) International Trade and European Integration; (C) International Politics and Regional Dynamics; and (D) International Cooperation and Transnational Social Processes. Curriculum C is entirely taught in English.

During their academic career, students are strongly encouraged to take part in mobility programmes, including the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and several other cooperation agreements established by the University of Milan. Host institutions include Université Paris-Sorbonne, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University College London, Aarhus University and other prestigious universities.

In order to support students throughout their academic career, the programme offers a counselling service and seminars on learning strategies and methods.

Programme Structure

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • Economics and Techniques of International Trade
  • International Political Systems
  • International Economic and Environmental Law
  • International Monetary Economics
  • History of International Politics
  • Business Economics
  • European Regulatory Economics
  • International Contracts and Arbitration Law
  • Single Market and Competition Law (first unit)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Geopolitics of the Contemporary International System
  • International Monetary Economics
  • History of Regional Integrations
  • International Law of Armed Conflicts
  • International Economic Law
  • Constitution-Building and Transition to Democracy
  • International Political Thought

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

In order to be admitted, prospective students are required:
  • to hold a bachelor degree in a relevant major
  • to prove their knowledge of certain subjects by submitting a transcript of their bachelor degree
  • to pass an admission test that takes place twice a year, in September and December.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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