International Relations (REL)
Programme website

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Relations (REL) provides you with an advanced and highly-qualified education in political, legal, economic, and historical disciplines from a global perspective.

As you engage in this two-year learning experience, you will have the opportunity to pursue a broad range of coursework in academic fields such as conflict resolution and crisis management, human rights and international crimes, transnational economic relations and globalization, cultural diversity and environmental law, geopolitical systems and cross-border social processes. The Master's Degree in International Relations offers analytical knowledge of the aforementioned subjects in terms of political history, legal, economic and social aspects.

The programme provides four curricula: “Diplomazia e organizzazioni internazionali” (curriculum A) and “Commercio internazionale e integrazione europea” (curriculum B) are taught in Italian, whereas “International Politics and Regional Dynamics” (curriculum C) and “International Cooperation and Human Rights” (curriculum D) are taught entirely in English. Students can select a curriculum and structure their individual study plan based on their academic background and future goals.

Our faculty focuses on equipping students with multidisciplinary and versatile knowledge that proves crucial for their future careers. Under this perspective, we value the ability to work with and benefit from diverse disciplines across the social sciences to ensure our students have access to the appropriate tools to tackle the greatest political questions of our time.

Teaching takes place in small classes, in order for you to interact and benefit from a close collaboration with our faculty members.

Courses are conceived to unpack leading approaches to analytical and methodological standards and you will be encouraged to develop a sense of inquiry, critique, and argument.

Amidst the vital and essential features of this study programme are: an internship, which signifies the crucial moment in which the theoretical knowledge acquired in class is transposed into practice; the study of English, also by means of the teaching modules and thematic courses delivered in this language; and the study of a second foreign language (students may choose between Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, German, French and Spanish). The programme will be further enriched by workshops and seminars held by external experts. Scholarships are available, as well as various facilities for part-time students. We also provide Italian language courses for foreigners and language certificates through the Language Centre of the University of Milan (SLAM). 

Post-graduate guidance

Third seminar of the post-graduate guidance programme organized by REL on jobs in the field of International Relations: Working in a think tank, June 12th, 10.30 am (in English). Please, see the poster for details.

Post-graduate guidance

Second seminar of the post-graduate guidance programme organized by REL on jobs in the field of International Relations: Export compliance control, June 7th, 12.30 am (in Italian). Please, see the poster for details.



Vademecum International Relations

Please find attached the Vademecum for International Relations course admissions.

Follow BiblioDOC, an e-learning course for all students of the University of Milan, especially undergraduates who are writing their theses: it will help you to better cope with the drafting of reports, papers and your final dissertation.

Programme quality
Find out what it is and how to participate

Students and teachers participate in programme quality policies through regular monitoring and assessment activities based on indicators provided by the Ministry of Education (MIUR).

As Quality Assurance policies and procedures are student-centred. Inline with this the University has provided a training course divided into 4 modules for the students of the University.

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