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Info 2023/2024

Duration 2 years
CFU 120
Class LM-52
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Language English Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme FABRIZIO COTICCHIA
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
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Information about this Course for previous years is available here SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DELLA COOPERAZIONE 10177

The course in brief


The course of study is divided into four curricula:

  • Fundamental Rights and Environmental Defense
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  • Globalizaciòn y desarrollo (Spanish and English)
  • .
  • Security and International Relations (in English)
  • International Relations and European Studies

Learning by doing

The course supplements the lectures with:

  • seminars on topics pertaining to the international political framework and the analysis of international relations, as well as related methodologies of intervention
  • stages and internships at International Bodies and Entities working in the field of environment, human rights protection and peace-keeping
  • simulations of International Bodies (Parliament or European Council)
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  • trips to international organizations
  • stays at foreign universities

Professional outlets

  • Directive, organizational and managerial positions within public, private, NGO and international organizations working in environmental defense, human rights protection and peace-keeping
  • Access, after specific competition, to the diplomatic career
  • Directive and management positions with international and supranational, governmental and non-governmental organizations and administrations, development cooperation bodies, national and international study and research centers

What you will learn

The history of international relations

Knowing the history of international relations

The law of international institutions

Legal foundations of international relations, environmental law

The polity

Study of peace-keeping, security issues and democratization processes in international relations

The economy and international relations

Economics, development processes, economics of the environment


Sociological phenomena of contemporary societies

Political thought

Sovereignisms, nationalisms, forms of imperialism and ecological political thought


Geopolitics, migration, and conflict in a multipolar world

Anthropology and demography

Anthropology, demography and human migration


Statistical tools for studying social, political and economic phenomena

Foreign languages

The disciplinary languages of international relations

Did you know that.

The degree program allows for interesting internship activities abroad and in Italy
Graduates of the course can participate in competitions for entry into the diplomatic career
Every year, numerous competitions are announced nationally and internationally, European and non-European, to work in the field of international relations and cooperation


A rapidly changing world


Interpreting and managing these dynamics is one of the main and most ambitious challenges of our time.

International Relations, Peace-keeping, Environment


The lessons taught in the course enable:

  • have the sociological, political, legal, economic, historical, geographical, anthropological and linguistic tools necessary to understand the processes involved in globalization and development policies, on a European and non-European scale
  • analyze international legal, political and economic structures, legal regimes, national and supranational institutional forms in their historical becoming and in their respective paths and operational processes
  • analyze international economic flows and relations, theories and practices of negotiation and diplomacy, with particular attention to the process of European integration, the evolution of major international bodies, and conflict management
  • acquire the skills necessary to design, prepare, implement, monitor, and communicate appropriate intervention projects in peace-keeping, environmental defense, and human rights protection, promoting international cooperation


11162_Fabrizio Coticchia
In a globalized world, the study of foreign policy and international relations is vital for the understanding of any aspect of politics. Security, environment, human rights, social justice cannot be conceived independently of international relations and their continuous change and interactions. What are the main factors that influence international relations? This MA is designed to answer this complex and multifaceted question.

Fabrizio Coticchia

Where we are

Department of Political Science - DISPO
Didactic pole Albergo dei poveri
Piazzale E. Brignole 1 gate
16125 Genova

Computer Lab
Polo didattico Albergo dei poveri - 1st floor
+39 010 209 51297

Library Enrico Vidal
Educational pole Albergo dei poveri - 2nd floor
+39 010 209 51213

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