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.
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.
|Comparative History of Political Systems||6|
|Comparative Public Law||6|
|International Organizations and Human Rights||6|
|Data Analysis for Social Sciences||6|
|Demography and Social Challenges||6|
|Security Law and Constitutional Protection||6|
|Sociology of Terrorism and Political Violence||6|
|3 Elective courses||18|
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.
Segretario Generale Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale
Graduated in Political Science, 1982
Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy, Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni assumed her duties on May 5th 2016, after holding the post of Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Hon. Paolo Gentiloni, from June 2015 to May 2016. Born in Rome in 1958, she studied Political Science at Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome, where she graduated in 1982. She joined the Foreign Service in 1985.
In August 1986 she was seconded to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Vienna. As Second Secretary in the Office for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe CSCE (1989-1992), she represented Italy at the Vienna Negotiations as Deputy Head of Delegation for CSBM (Confidence and Security Building Measures). She was also Member of the Italian Delegation to the Helsinki Meeting on CSCE negotiations (1992).
She was First Secretary at the Italian Permanent Mission to the International Organisations in Vienna (1993-1996) and Head of the Economic and Commercial Office in the Embassy of Italy in Bratislava (1996-1999).
Back to Rome, she served in the Directorate-General for European Countries and then as Chief of Cabinet to the Under-Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs (2002-2004). As Head of the Ministry’s Crisis Management Unit from 2005 to 2008, she was in charge of the Italian response to major international crises and natural catastrophes.
Ambassador Belloni held the posts of Director General for Development Cooperation (2008 – 2012) and Director General for Human Resources, Budget and Innovation (2013 – 2015) in the Italian Foreign Ministry. She is a member of the Luiss Board of directors.
QTEM Masters Network
After a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, I enrolled in the Master’s program in Finance and participated in QTEM, an amazing experience both at an academic level and at a personal level, which helped me develop useful skills for the future market.
I now live in Frankfurt, where I work as an analyst in the Finance Directorate of the European Central Bank, dealing with budgeting, strategic planning, project governance and management reporting. In the future I’d like to continue this career in large-scale international institutions.