Master On Campus

International Relations and European Studies

University of Florence

24 months
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The International Relations and European Studies programme offered at University of Florence consists of a common first year intended to provide a background in the legal, economic, historical and political science concepts necessary in the international or European context. 


During the second year students complete either a specialisation (‘track') in International Relations or in European Studies.

In the International Relations and European Studies track, students explore various issues, including international law relating to the protection of human rights, the relationship between religion and international relations, economic and taxation issues, education and health, and the role of supranational institutions. Finally, students are offered a wide array of area-specific courses to specialize in, if they so choose. In particular, the International Relations track prepares students interested in pursuing a diplomatic career or as officers or directors in international organizations, NGOs, international cooperation agencies, consulting agencies, journalism, research centers, and at high levels of public administration operating in an international context. 

The European Studies (LM-90) track at University of Florence aims to train professionals with in-depth knowledge of the process of European integration and its current organization, with a particular focus on the structure and dynamics of EU functions, integration, the content of EU policy, and the EU's impact in national and international politics. Further opportunities for specialization can be had during internships, as well as during final dissertation and other research work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Challenges to International Law
  • Competition and Regulation in the EU
  • EU Public Policies
  • Origins and Development of the European Union
  • Business History in a Global Economy
  • Energy, Environment and European Security
  • European and International Relations: Linguistic Analysis
  • Religions and International Relations
  • Health and Education Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. Prospective students must also have completed specific curricular requirements and have had an adequate personal preparation, verified through procedures and criteria defined in the Regulations for the Master\'s programme.
  • In order to be considered for admission to the programme, prospective students must have passed at least 3 exams in the field of law and/or economics. This means that students with a technical diploma or with a diploma in Arts do not meet the entry criteria and hence cannot be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

The fees are calculated on the basis of the income of the student or his/her family.

Living costs for Florence

850 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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