Master of Science in Comparative International Relations Ca' Foscari University of Venice

The Second Cycle Degree Program in Comparative International Relations is a unique chance in Italy to combine the study of international relations with that of foreign languages and cultures, international law and economics. Students will have the chance to improve their knowledge in contemporary subjects and study specific disciplines related to different cultural and geopolitical areas with a specific focus on the Americas, the Mediterranean Area, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Asia. They will also study economic development policies in some curricula.

The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organizations’ international departments and businesses operating in international markets, within local government and regional bodies, national and international organizations, in consular posts, institutes, bodies, agencies, foundations, study centers, for in-depth exploration of international co-operation.

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Program students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements.

A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrollment.

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