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Info 2023/2024

Duration 3 anni
CFU 180
Class L-16
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme ARISTIDE CANEPA
Taxes and fees Da 0 a 3000 euro all'anno. Scopri se hai diritto a borse ed esenzioni
Student exchange Sedi internazionali e partner
Contacts Per saperne di più sul Corso visita la sezione dedicata
Information about this Course for previous years is available here SCIENZE POLITICHE E DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE 8776

The course in brief


The Bachelor of Science in Administration and Politics provides methodological, cultural and professional knowledge with an interdisciplinary character on contemporary societies, with specific focus on the problems of administration and social organizations. The objective is the acquisition of management, organizational, planning, reporting and communication skills in public and private spheres, particularly in the administration and management of complex organizations (parties, unions, NGOs, etc.).

Learning by doing

Lectures involve both face-to-face teaching and various forms of innovative and participatory teaching. TEAMS and AulaWeb platforms are used for online teaching. In forms compatible with COVID emergency, the following are also provided:

  • mobility of students under international programs
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  • traineeships
  • credit seminars
  • supplementary courses taught by visiting scholars

Professional outlets

Operators in public administration, local development and European projects; employees in press offices, OPR, communication and strategic planning agencies; employees in human resources planning and organization; researchers in social and public opinion research institutes; corporate trainers; experts in labor relations; workers in parties, unions, NGOs.

The graduate may also continue his or her studies by enrolling in a master's degree program in continuity, such as Public Administration and Policy.

What you will learn

The political economy

The basic concepts of how the economic system works

Public and constitutional law

The rules of state institutions, in Italy and other countries

Statistical and methodological subjects

Quantitative and qualitative models for detecting social phenomena


Society in its different dimensions and its transformations

The history of political and economic thought

The thought of the main authors on politics and economics

Foreign languages

Language and current affairs, with a choice of English, Spanish, French and German

Modern and contemporary history

Delving into history to understand today with appropriate critical tools

Economic and financial policy

Instruments and purposes of public authority intervention in economic life

The science of politics and administration

How political life and the life of complex organizations work

International and European Union law

The European and international rules that govern our lives

Administrative law in its various aspects

Rules and action of the P. Administration and its relations with citizens

? and that's not all ?

What about geography, demography, private and labor law, and more?

Did you know that.

Since last year, the course is completely new to offer training in line with changes in society
The course is organized into two curricula: political science and administrative science
In the educational hub of the Poorhouse you will find everything: classrooms, faculty offices and a magnificent library
The course is run by the Department of Political Science, which is part of the School of Social Sciences


The degree program provides students with basic knowledge and skills, interdisciplinary in nature, in the various disciplines related to administration and politics (particularly law, political science, economics, sociology, history), as well as the study of one or two foreign languages.
The course is divided into two curricula:

  • "Political Science," a more cultural-theoretical pathway aimed at the knowledge, intervention and management of social and political processes related to society and its government
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    • "Political Science," a more cultural-theoretical path aimed at the knowledge, intervention and management of social and political processes related to the problems of society and its government
    • "Science of Administration," a more applied-professional pathway, aimed at the knowledge, intervention and management of administrative-managerial processes within complex organizations

    The educational activities include a common part of the two curricula, with the basic disciplines required in both paths, concentrated mainly in the first two years. From the second year and especially with the third, the pathways differentiate between the two curricula, with the more specific disciplines of the respective fields. Both curricula allow both direct access to the world of work and a continuation of studies in the master's degree.

    The traditional teaching activities are complemented by additional forms of learning, which allow the student to develop a fruitful interaction with the outside world. For example:

    • conferences, seminars and meetings with teachers and experts, including external ones, on topical issues
    • cultural exchanges of faculty and students within the framework of international and European programs, such as LLP Erasmus, CINDA and others
    • traineeships in public administrations and companies, including abroad


11161_Aristide Canepa
Dear* student*,
welcome to the challenge of our studies.
An incompetent doctor makes patients die. An incompetent architect causes houses to collapse. But incompetent administrators and politicians can bring down a country: the victims are indirect and less visible, but far more numerous. That is why we will work hard: we need trained and competent administrators and politicians who, each in their own field, do well what they must, not only for themselves, but for everyone.
We will do our best to help you understand society, administration and politics. It's up to you to make them work tomorrow.
Good luck.

Aristide Canepa

Where we are

Polo didattico Albergo dei Poveri (classrooms, library, laboratories)
Piazzale Emanuele Brignole 2nd gate - west tower
16125 Genova
+39 010 20951296

Department of Political Science - DISPO (faculty offices)
Piazzale Emanuele Brignole 3rd gate - west tower
16125 Genova
+39 010 209 51131

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Social Sciences Single Student Desk
Via Francesco Vivaldi 5 - Genoa
tel. 010 20951890

Internships Office (Social Sciences)
tel. 010 20955527

Departmental Representatives for Students
Orientation, School-Work Alternation, Placement
prof. Daniela Tarantino (Orientation and School-Work Alternation) -
prof. Francesco Pierini (Placement) -

Administrative support
dott.ssa Luciana Grieco
tel. 010 20951112 - 010 2099862

Students with disabilities and students with DSA
prof. Aristide Canepa
tel. 010 20951122

Erasmus Office (AIFE)
dott.ssa Claudia Soresini
Piazzale Emanuele Brignole 3a, third floor central tower
tel. 010 20951883

Placement and Job Guidance (University service)
Piazza della Nunziata, 6 (3rd floor) - 16124 Genoa -

Placement and Employment Guidance Services Sector
tel. 010 209 9675 -

Internships Department
tel. 010 209 51846 -