120 ECTS
Major of the Master’s Degree in International Relations

Its main goal is to form diplomatic personnel to join international representation around the world.
The students will be trained to analyze the main international issues from a intertwined triple perspective: law, economics and political ones in a multilinguistic and multicultural environment.

The major of the master’s degree in Diplomacy is designed to train students for careers representing Italy around the world while also providing outstanding preparation for careers with international organizations. Students majoring in Diplomacy focus on the theory and history of international relations as well as European governance.One of the most pressing issues the course addresses is the current crisis of European institutions. In response, Luiss wants to shape a new generation of experts, ready to adapt the spirit of the original treaties to current needs and relaunch regional cooperation within the EU as well as with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.The course also prepares students for careers addressing the migration crises, new geopolitical balances and the effects of new markets opening in Asia and Africa.Students may choose elective courses to deepen their knowledge of themes covered in mandatory courses. They also have the opportunity to study a second language.

I year – 2021-2022

Comparative History of Political Systems6
Comparative Politics6
Comparative Public Law6
International Economics6
International Organizations and Human Rights6
Data Analysis for Social Sciences6
Demography and Social Challenges6
First Language6

II year – 2022-2023

History of International Relations6
International Political Theory6
The International Relations of Europe6
3 Elective courses18

Activities for all majors

Other activities8
Learning Innovation Activities4
Digital Lab2
Final work16
Total Credits120

The course is subject to approval from the Ministry of Education and the study plan could change.

The Luiss master’s program in International Relations prepares graduates for careers in diplomacy, as international security experts for both the public and private sectors and in the management of Euro-Mediterranean issues. The program furthermore responds to the growing need for highly trained figures within international organizations and the traditional diplomatic sector that are able to handle both old and new, emerging challenges.

Graduates of the program may begin careers with international and European organizations, as specialists in international and European politics, international affairs reporters, journalists, private consultants or consultants to the armed forces.

Luiss is committed to broaden its international dimension by giving current and prospective students the chance to belong to a dynamic community.

Erasmus+ and Bilateral Exchange Programs

The Luiss Student Exchange Office manages and promotes student exchanges within the Erasmus Program, as well as through bilateral exchange agreements with non-European universities. The procedures are based on the ECTS system. All eligible students can apply to be selected for an opportunity to study abroad on an Erasmus+ or Bilateral exchange in one of our several partner Institutions. Our Erasmus+/Bilateral network currently boasts 218 agreements with Higher Education Institutions in 46 countries, and it grows every year.

Structured Partnership Exchange and Double Degree Programs

The International Development Office offers to students a wide range of structured partnerships and double degree programs they can apply for, depending on the specific Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program they’re currently enrolled in or the program they’re willing to enroll in for the next academic year.

Double Degree in European Studies with University of Salzburg

Double Degree in International Relations with Sciences Po Bordeaux

Double Degree in Political Science with ULB Université libre de Bruxelles

Double Degree in Governance and Global Affairs with MGIMO

Double Degree in International Relations with the China Foreign Affairs University CFAU

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