Politics, Philosophy and Economics

180 ECTS
Major of the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

The program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics gives students a mastery of methods and content, providing them with scientific knowledge of contemporary politics.

I year – 2020-2021

Contemporary History8
Public Law8
Behavioral Economiics and Psychology8
History of Political Thought (Distributive Justice)8
Political Philosophy8

II year – 2021-2022

International Law8
Political Science8
Methods of Social Research8
European Union Law8
International Relations8

III year – 2022-2023

History of Political Institutions8
Political Sociology8
Political Economy of Development8

Activities for both majors

2 Elective courses12
First language (English)8
Second language8
Workshop of data analysis for economics and political science6
Workshop of computer skills2
Other activities4
Final work4
Total Credits180

For all majors

Students must choose their major upon enrollment.

Elective courses (12 credits)

At the end of the second year, students must choose two electives courses for a total of 12 credits. Courses are chosen through Web Self Service. Available courses

First language (English) (8 credits)

The course lasts five or six semesters and begins in the I semester of the I year. Levels beginning with C1.1 begin in the II semester of the I year.University Language Center

Second language (obligatory) (8 credits)

The course lasts five semesters and begins in the II semester of the I year. Language courses are selected through Web Self Service in the I semester.University Language CenterFinal work The final project for the bachelor’s degree program requires students to write a paper on a topic in which they have taken a course. Students are not required to defend their thesis orally.More information

Activities offered

Activity Time periodCourse content
Academic writing workshopObligatory II semester II yearThe workshop teaches students to write clearly, concisely and free of errors, all essential in writing a bachelor’s thesis.
Workshop of data analysis for economics and political science (6 credits)Obligatory both semesters II yearModern society relies increasingly on data and statistics to understand a country or society and to lay the basis for decision-making processes in political, economic and social fields.Students who participate in the workshop will learn where to find relevant data from a thematic point of view and from a geographic point of view, to process it and use the obtained results.
Workshop of computer skills (2 credits)Obligatory I year I semesterThe course offers a basic understanding of modern digital technology.Course topics: the concept of data, information and its coding; software and hardware components that are the basis of digital devices used in the business environment; the main characteristics of modern communication networks and protocols, web architecture, cloud computing, software application as a solution to specific problems, algorithms and programming, databases and Big Data, computer security, the risks of malware and the exposure of sensitive information for both individuals and companies.In order to pass the final exam, students must first pass prerequisite exams

At the end of the three-year program, graduates will be ready for internships in the ranks of public administration, of national and international institutions, private businesses, in sectors related to organization, management of human resources and external relations, as well as public and private entities that operate internationally and in communications.

However, the majority of graduates go on to master’s programs in the awareness that the knowledge and interdisciplinary experience acquired in the three-year period needs to be refined and completed in order to be better appreciated by the job market.

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.

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