Master of Political Sciences

Master of Political Sciences


Master of Political Science

The Master of Political Science offers students a high level course which aim is to introduce them to central issues in political sciences, offer them reflective methodologies as well as other research techniques necessary for a solid comprehension of the fundamental drivers of political life. With a broad comparative approach, this master course covers all the fields of political science: political thought and theory, international relations, political sociology, public policy and political communications. It allows students to further their knowledge in related fields such as economics, history, law and political marketing. The course will be taught with lectures and seminars, and write and present personal research papers, based on ground work. The dissertation will allow them to apply in an active and original form the knowledge acquired in their courses.

Courses Description:

Political Sciences 45 ECTS Credits

  • Introduction and concepts in political science I and II
  • Methods in political sciences (qualitative and quantitative) I and II
  • Political institutions
  • Democracy: past, present and future
  • Compared politics
  • Political theory
  • Social Movements
  • Security, peace and conflict
  • Evaluation of public policy
  • European politics
  • Federalism in a comparative perspective
  • Research project in political science
  • Research workshop: 1st step in your dissertation

International relations 9 ECTS Credits

  • Introduction and concepts in international relations
  • The United Nations Functions
  • International development policies

Economics 9 ECTS Credits

  • Current trends in economy
  • International trade theories
  • Financial markets

Law and Geopolitics 9 ECTS Credits

  • International Economic Law
  • Geo-politics and Geo-economics
  • Geopolitics of commodities

History 9 ECTS Credits

  • History of diplomacy
  • History of globalization: Cultural phenomena
  • The evolution of women in modern societies

Management Science 9 ECTS Credits

  • Political marketing and communication
  • Leaders of the 20th century & 21th century
  • Human capital

Thesis or Internships 30 ECTS Credits

  • Internships can also earn credits. Students may choose either to carry out internships with reports and viva voce, or to work outside and defend a Master’s thesis; however either option is worth 30 ECTS credits.

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