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

The Luiss master’s degree program in International Relations offers a global mindset and interdisciplinary studies in key subjects to jump start a career with international institutions, non-governmental and governmental organizations and private companies operating around the world.

I year – 2020-2021

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 – 2021-2022

Security Policies6
Security Law and Constitutional Protection6
Sociology of Terrorism and Political Violence6
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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