Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Political, Social and International Sciences

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8853
Degree Programme Class L-36 - Political science and international relations
Years in which the programme is being held I,II e III anno
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Daniela Cavallini
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the 1st cycle degree programme in Political, Social and International Sciences is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or suitable qualification obtained abroad, as well as appropriate basic knowledge and competences in the subjects covered under this programme.

The knowledge required for admission and the methods of assessment are laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation. Candidates not passing the assessment will be assigned additional learning requirements,

These additional learning requirements are subject to specific assessment.

The methods of assessment are laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation.

Students who do not complete the additional learning requirements by the date set by the competent bodies and in any case within the first year of the programme will be required to enrol as repeating students in the first year.

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level A2, in the methods laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation.

Programme profile

The first cycle degree programme in Political, Social and International Science provides a solid, interdisciplinary grounding in law, economics, political science, sociology, statistics and history.

Following a common curriculum for the first two years, focusing on the acquisition of basic knowledge and methodological skills in the aforementioned subject areas, in the third year students may choose an area of specialisation from the subjects running at the School, and may gain direct professional experience.

The aim is to provide all students with foundation skills in political sciences, methodological and quantitative skills and to develop their oral and written communication skills.

Students also learn language skills through two foreign language course units and a number of specific thematic activities run by the School.

At the end of the programme, students will be able to autonomously decide on their own personal study programme.

The third year then focuses on learning activities in the following areas, chosen by the students:

1 - The study of political, institutional and organisational dynamics of contemporary society, developed through the analysis and interpretation of the formal rules governing decision-making processes in modern political systems. Particular attention is paid to analysing organisations working in a range of institutional frameworks: businesses, public organisations, political parties, interest groups and associations.

2 - Social phenomena and transformation, focusing on sociological theories in the fields of communication, social security and deviance, the territory and the environment, family and employment.

3 - International relations, analysing the relational models of different national and supranational normative frameworks. In this regard political and institutional organisations in different parts of the world are studied.

4 - Theoretical and analytical economic tools, investigating how markets, businesses and financial institutions work, and studying the role of economic policy and its influence on the choices of the economic system. In order to provide appropriate skills for understanding the distinctive features of local and global development, the relations between areas with different levels of well-being are studied with a view to long-term growth in different local, national and international systems.

5 - Students also have the chance to directly experience company dynamics, particularly in the field of human resources, management control and marketing. The basic elements of these subjects, taught within workshops preparing students for the internship, are set against the broader background of knowledge acquired in the first two years.

Students will have in-depth knowledge of at least one specific area of political and social sciences:

Politics and organisation, Sociology, Economics and International History.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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