The Second Cycle Degree Programme in Comparative International Relations is a unique chance in Italy to combine the study of international relations with that of foreign languages and cultures, international law and economics.
Students will have the chance to improve their knowledge in contemporary subjects and study specific disciplines related to different cultural and geopolitical areas with a specific focus on the Americas, the Mediterranean Area, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Asia. They will also study economic development policies in some curricula.
The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organisations international departments and businesses operating in international markets, within local government and regional bodies, national and international organisations, in consular posts, institutes, bodies, agencies, foundations, study centres, for in-depth exploration of international co-operation.
Examination assessment and graduation
Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.
Access to further studies
Specialist Masters Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and Research Doctorates
Level of qualification
Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004)
Ministerial Degree Code
LM-52 (International Relations)
Interdepartmental School of International Relations
at the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies
Palazzo Cosulich, Dorsoduro 1405, 30123 Venice (Italy)
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