Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

International relations and global affairs

By attending this interdisciplinary curriculum students will learn to understand and interact with different societies, cultural traditions, and institutions around the world. Providing competences in History, Political science, Economics, Law, Sociology and Psychology, this curriculum allows students to develop a critical understanding of how local and global players interact within complex situations and negotiate in bilateral and multilateral frameworks. Do you wonder why some countries are in peace and others at war? Why some regions are wealthier than others? How international disputes may be peacefully resolved? Then IRGA is your choice!

I year

  • History of political institutions - 9 ects
  • Political science - 9 ects
  • Principles of economics - 12 ects
  • Public law and governance - 9 ects
  • Quantitative methods for social sciences - 9 ects
  • Sociology - 9 ects
  • Advanced English for international relations - 9 ects

II year

  • Global ethics and Restorative Justice - 6 ects
  • History of international relations - 9 ects
  • History of political thought - 9 ects
  • International and European Union law - 9 ects
  • International economics - 9 ects
  • International relations - 9 ects
  • One foreign language course among the five following: 6 ects
    - French language [SeLdA]
    - Spanish language [SeLdA]
    - German language [SeLdA]
    - Arabic language and culture
    - Chinese language and culture

III year

  • Economic geography - 6 ects
  • Geo-politics and Geo-history - 6 ects
  • International history: the wider Mediterranean area - 9 ects
  • Global economic policies and institutions - 6 ects
  • Politics in Media - 6 ects
  • Social psychology - 6 ects
  • Student’s choice - 12 ects
  • Final examination - 6 ects