Educational plan

The programme combines multidisciplinary education – mostly offered during the first two years of studies – with two specialised tracks already available since the first year:

  • the International Politics and Economics curriculum, which focuses on political science and economic studies from comparative and international perspectives;
  • the International Politics and Law curriculum, devoted to the study of political science and legal studies from a strongly international perspective.

The following are the common courses of the three-year IPLE programme:

1 st year

  • Logic and critical thinking Contemporary history
  • History of political theories Public Law Comparative social systems
  • Political science Microeconomics
  • Data analysis
  • Language assessment: French/German/Spanish/Italian

2 nd year

  • International law International relations
  • International macroeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Writing and communication skills 

International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE) - Classe L-36-Enrolled from 2019/2020 Academic Year
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary History 6 40 English M-STO/04
Data Analysis 3 20 English INF/01
History of Political Theories 6 40 English SPS/02
Logic and Critical Thinking 3 20 English M-FIL/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative Social Systems 6 40 English SPS/07
Mathematics 6 40 English SECS-S/06
Public Law 9 60 English IUS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microeconomics 9 60 English SECS-P/01
Political Science 9 60 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International Law 9 60 English IUS/13
Statistics 6 40 English SECS-S/01
Writing and Communication Skills 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Data Analysis 3 20 English INF/01
International Macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
International Relations 9 60 English SPS/04
Research Methodology 6 40 English SPS/07
Optional
How to Use International Survey Data for Social Research 3 20 English SPS/11
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Econometrics 6 40 English SECS-P/05
Polimetrics 6 40 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative Political Systems 9 60 English SPS/04
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Models in Political Analysis 9 60 English SPS/04
Public Economics 9 60 English SECS-P/03
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International Economics and Policy 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Optional
Democracy and Development 3 20 English SPS/04
Governments and the Global Economy 3 20 English SECS-P/01
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English IUS/13
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Lab: Methods for the Study of Health 3 20 Italian SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Law, Sustainability and Food Safety 6 40 Italian IUS/02
Laboratory: the Future of European Integration 3 20 Italian IUS/09
Laboratory:experiments in Economics: Introduction to Conducting Applied Research Using Tools of Experimental Economics 3 20 English SECS-P/02
Laboratory:the Faces of Injustice 3 20 Italian SPS/01
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory: Arctic and Antarctic: Geopolitics of the Polar Regions 3 20 Italian M-GGR/02
Laboratory:socialism Between the Middle East and North Africa 3 20 Italian SPS/14
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS by attending a workshop organized by the Bachelor Programme, or further training activities (e.g., an internship).
- Students must obtain 12 ECTS from elective courses.
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS from the Additional Language Skills Assessment.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
Course progression common to all curricula
a) Public Law is preparatory to International Law;
b) Political Science is preparatory to International Relations;
c) Microeconomics is preparatory to International Macroeconomics.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Economics curriculum
a) Mathematics is preparatory to Econometrics;
b) International Macroeconomics is preparatory to International Economics and Policy, Public Economics;
c) Statistics is preparatory to Econometrics, Polimetrics;
d) Political science is preparatory to Polimetrics, Models in Political Analysis, Comparative Political Systems.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Law curriculum
a) Public law is preparatory to EU Law and to Comparative Public Law;
b) Contemporary History is preparatory to History of International Relations, History and Institutions of East Asia and State and Society in North Africa and the Mediterranean region;
c) International Relations is preparatory to War Studies;
d) History of International Relations is preparatory to History and Politics of Global Powers.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary History 6 40 English M-STO/04
Data Analysis 3 20 English INF/01
History of Political Theories 6 40 English SPS/02
Logic and Critical Thinking 3 20 English M-FIL/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative Social Systems 6 40 English SPS/07
History of International Relations 9 60 English SPS/06
Public Law 9 60 English IUS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Microeconomics 9 60 English SECS-P/01
Political Science 9 60 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International Law 9 60 English IUS/13
Statistics 6 40 English SECS-S/01
Writing and Communication Skills 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
International Macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
International Relations 9 60 English SPS/04
Sociology of Globalization 6 40 English SPS/08
Optional
How to Use International Survey Data for Social Research 3 20 English SPS/11
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Eu Law 9 60 English IUS/14
War Studies 6 40 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative Public Law 6 40 English IUS/21
Optional
History and Institutions of East Asia 9 60 English SPS/14
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History and Politics of Global Powers 6 40 English SPS/06
Optional
International Trade Law 9 60 English IUS/13
State and Society in North Africa and the Mediterranean Region 9 60 English SPS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Democracy and Development 3 20 English SPS/04
Governments and the Global Economy 3 20 English SECS-P/01
International Human Rights Law 9 60 English IUS/13
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
New Technologies, Law and Sustainability 3 21 English IUS/13
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Lab: Methods for the Study of Health 3 20 Italian SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory: the Future of European Integration 3 20 Italian IUS/09
Laboratory:experiments in Economics: Introduction to Conducting Applied Research Using Tools of Experimental Economics 3 20 English SECS-P/02
Laboratory:the Faces of Injustice 3 20 Italian SPS/01
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory: Arctic and Antarctic: Geopolitics of the Polar Regions 3 20 Italian M-GGR/02
Laboratory:socialism Between the Middle East and North Africa 3 20 Italian SPS/14
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
International Human Rights Law 9 60 English Third trimester IUS/13
International Trade Law 9 60 English Second trimester IUS/13
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS by attending a workshop organized by the Bachelor Programme, or further training activities (e.g., an internship).
- Students must obtain 12 ECTS from elective courses.
- Students must obtain 3 ECTS from the Additional Language Skills Assessment.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined
Additional Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
- Students must obtain 9 ECTS in one of the following courses
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and Institutions of East Asia 9 60 English First trimester SPS/14
State and Society in North Africa and the Mediterranean Region 9 60 English Second trimester SPS/13
Course progression common to all curricula
a) Public Law is preparatory to International Law;
b) Political Science is preparatory to International Relations;
c) Microeconomics is preparatory to International Macroeconomics.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Economics curriculum
a) Mathematics is preparatory to Econometrics;
b) International Macroeconomics is preparatory to International Economics and Policy, Public Economics;
c) Statistics is preparatory to Econometrics, Polimetrics;
d) Political science is preparatory to Polimetrics, Models in Political Analysis, Comparative Political Systems.

Course progression specific to the International Politics and Law curriculum
a) Public law is preparatory to EU Law and to Comparative Public Law;
b) Contemporary History is preparatory to History of International Relations, History and Institutions of East Asia and State and Society in North Africa and the Mediterranean region;
c) International Relations is preparatory to War Studies;
d) History of International Relations is preparatory to History and Politics of Global Powers.