|Study location||Italy, Florence|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Application fee||€20 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
To be admitted to the RISE Master’s programme, prospective students must possess a three-year Degree or Diploma from a University, or a similar academic qualification recognized as equivalent: they must have obtained a cumulative grade point average – CPGA – equal or higher than 80/100.
In order to be considered for admission to the programme, prospective students must have passed at least 4 exams, two in the field of Law ( e.g. International Law, Public Administrative Law; Comparative Constitutional Law) ; and two in the Economics area (Macro Economics; Micro Economics; International Economics) ; they must have a sound knowledge in the fields of History, Sociology and Political Science.
This means that students with a technical diploma (e.g. Agricultural studies, Engineering, Mathematics) or with a B.A. in Foreign languages, Literature, etc. do not meet the entry criteria and hence cannot be considered for admission.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / French / Italian / Spanish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
In order to enrol in the Italian track Non-EU applicants living abroad are required to have a valid certificat of Italian language proficiency at level B2 awarded as determined by the CLIQ (Italian Quality Language Certification) quality system, which unites in one association the current certification bodies (University for Foreigners of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, Rome Tre University and the Dante Alighieri Society) and University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, as well as in convention with Italian Institutes of Culture abroad or other institutions.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
Presentation of the Master’s programme in International Relations and European Studies
The Master’s Degree in International Relations and European Studies (RISE) is an interclass course: it is organised in two degree classes: International Relations (LM-52) and European Studies (LM-90).
The two tracks have a marked multi and to some extent inter-disciplinary connotation, in line with the tradition of international studies at the “Cesare Alfieri” School of Political Science. This study programme aims to provide students with the skills and abilities to develop a holistic view of the political, social and economic phenomena of the contemporary international arena.
In this perspective, RISE, through ad hoc selection, offers some students the possibility of obtaining a double degree. The agreement with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) aims at defining a shared educational path. More recently, two agreements with other prominent foreign universities have been signed: the Gdansk University of Technology (Master in Economic Analysis, specialisation in Global Studies) and the Tong Ji University of Shanghai (Master in International Relations, International Politics, and Diplomacy). All three agreements allow selected students to obtain a double degree between the University of Florence and the partner universities.
An additional opportunity for RISE students is a study track in English which, in addition to deepening the international topics of the Master’s degree, offers the possibility of acquiring specific skills in English in the various fields.
Graduates of the RISE Master’s programme gain a sound background of professional knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of international careers.
Among the most typical professional career opportunities for graduates in International Relations are:
- The national diplomatic service – following the consolidated tradition of the “Cesare Alfieri” School – and higher-level public administration positions entailing direct contact with the international dimension
- International organisations
- Third sector organisations
- National and multinational companies with interests and relations abroad
- Research centres dealing with foreign policy and/or issues on the international political agenda.
For graduates in European Studies, the main career opportunities are:
- EU institutions and specialised agencies
- Organizations and institutions in Italy and the EU Member States which, at various levels of government, are actively interacting with the EU
- National and multinational companies, as well as trade associations and research centres, located in the EU and interacting with its bodies.