Master in International Relations - MIR


The Master in International Relations is tailored to train professionals with the analytical skills to comprehend the different elements that constitute our complex world and to:

  • develop students' abilities
  • collect and interpret information and international events
  • manage technical and scientific aspects of international projects
  • help students identify and interact with local and global cultures through a multidisciplinary approach and specialized competences


The Master in International Relations program is spread over four integrated levels, aimed at fostering a multidimensional education which includes also research skills, analytical tools and professional development.

1st Level - Scientific Training & Management Skills 35 CFU
The course offers an important opportunity to deepen the theoretical analysis of the economic, political, historical, legal and institutional issues relevant to the global system. Due to the multidisciplinary character of this area, students have the opportunity to study and evaluate specific problems from different yet connected perspectives.

Main topics covered:

  • Finance and Development
  • International Trade
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • European Law
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • European Institutions
  • Regional Integration
  • Emerging Actors and the International System
  • International Organizations Dynamics

The Management Skills area now also comprehends a soft skills assessment path. Thanks to the collaboration with BeInValYou, a company specialized in the assessment and development of soft skills, students will be accompanied in the identification and enhancement of these skills, much required in the job market.

2nd Level - Advanced Training on Regional Areas 20 CFU
The Master's program includes an advanced training program on the most relevant regional areas that government, international organizations, NGOs and multinational private companies are facing. Professionals and experts from specific fields are involved in planning, organizing and addressing introductory courses as well as seminars and case studies in the following areas:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East

3rd Level - Project Work 5 CFU
Participants join in the elaboration of a project work where the multidimensional analysis of a problem leads to the identification of its fundamental nodes.

4th Level - Internship 5 CFU
The research activity is completed with an internship, that gives the student the invaluable opportunity to strengthen competencies acquired during the Master.

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