International Relations
Master degree
Curriculum Security and International Relations

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Programme overview


Advanced education in international relations with a particular focus on peacekeeping and conflict management, through a multidisciplinary perspective useful for addressing the challenges in the international arena. 

The course prepares students to work in national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations and in European and international institutions.

Learning by doing

The course integrates lectures with:

  • seminars on topics related to the international political framework, peacekeeping, international cooperation and development and on the related methods of intervention
  • internships and traineeships at organizations and bodies operating in the framework of international relations and international cooperation
  • simulations of international organizations (European Parliament or Council)
  • trips to international organizations
  • stays at foreign universities

Career perspectives

  • Executive, organizational and management functions within public and private companies, NGOs and organizations operating in the field of international relations, peacekeeping and development cooperation

  • Access, after a specific competition, to the diplomatic career

  • Management and managerial functions in international and supranational, governmental and non-governmental organizations and administrations, development cooperation bodies, national and international study, and research centers

  • Teaching language: English


Freshers 2021/22

Degree type
Master degree
Duration and credits
International relations
Free access
Teaching language
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
Alberto De Sanctis
To learn more about the Course visit the dedicated section

What you will learn

  • history and international relations

    learn about the history of international relations

  • international law and institutions

    legal foundations of international relations

  • economy and cooperation

    economy, development processes and forms of international cooperation

  • anthropology and demography

    anthropology, demography and human migration

  • sociology

    the sociological phenomena of contemporary societies

  • democratization, war and peace

    democratization processes, wars and peace protection

  • statistics

    statistical tools for social and economic phenomena

  • foreign languages

    technical language for international relations

  • history of political thought

    theoretical foundations of political-social and institutional systems

Did you know that...

  • The programme allows you to carry out interesting internships abroad and in Italy
  • Our graduates can participate in competitions to have access to the diplomatic career
  • Every year many competitions to operate in the field of relations and international cooperation are published at national and international, European and non-European level


A world in rapid transformation and full of unknowns

We live in a world characterized by intense and rapid transformation in international institutional and political relations and transformation is no less radical in its economic, social, cultural and demographic structures. Interpreting and managing these dynamics is one of the main and most ambitious challenges of our time.

International relations

The courses taught in the program allow you to:

  • have the sociological, political, juridical, 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 the international juridical, political and economic structures, the legal regimes, the national and supranational institutional forms in their historical development and their respective paths and operational processes
  • analyze international economic flows and relations, theories and practices of negotiation and diplomacy, with particular attention to the evolution of the main international organizations and the management of conflicts
  • acquire the necessary skills to devise, prepare, implement, monitor, communicate adequate intervention projects in the field of international relations and peace-keeping and operate in multicultural contexts

Head of programme

Alberto de Sanctis
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.

Alberto de Sanctis
Head of Programme

Where to find us

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche - DISPO 
Polo didattico Albergo dei poveri
Piazzale E. Brignole 1 cancello
16125 Genova

Laboratorio informatico
Polo didattico Albergo dei poveri - 1° piano
+39 010 209 51297

Biblioteca Enrico Vidal
Polo didattico Albergo dei poveri - 2° piano
+39 010 209 51213

Learn more

Sportello unico studenti di Scienze Sociali
Piazza della Nunziata 8r-9r-10r 
16124 Genova
+ 39 010 209 51890