• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Master's Degree course in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation from University of Turin aims to provide the skills required to operate in the context of international cooperation, with a solid background in the interdisciplinary field of area studies and special competencies concerning a specific geographic/cultural area (Africa, Asia, and the Americas).

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Upon completion this Master's Degree course in Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation from University of Turin, students will have acquired advanced knowledge in the fields of international politics and cooperation, in-depth knowledge of the political, economic and social organization of specific geographic areas, with adequate concern for the juridical, historical, cultural, linguistic and anthropological dimensions, as well as interdisciplinary understanding of global processes. 

They will have gained the methodological and theoretical tools required to interpret social, economic, territorial, environmental and cultural transformations, and the relevance of the gender dimension in such processes. Finally, they will have acquired the skills required to develop projects of international cooperation, as well as to assess the results and effectiveness of a project, plan or strategy.

To accomplish these purposes, the Master's degree includes additional practical programs and internships opportunities (research centres, central and local administrations, international organizations and non-governmental organizations operating in Italy and abroad, working in the field of cooperation, territorial policies, immigration policies and cultural integration), and uses interactive teaching methods. 

These latter include laboratories and workshops (students having to develop a specific product like country studies, sector studies, guidelines for public policies, project evaluation processes), multidisciplinary seminars on global processes and applied-in-nature seminars (students having to apply the methodologies presented during classes to concrete case studies and to the analysis of public policies); international exchanges in the context of Erasmus+ and other cooperation agreements with other universities, that allow students the possibility to prepare their final dissertation abroad and/or to profit from work experiences in institutions and firms operating in other countries. 

Job opportunities:

  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • International organizations
  • Public companies engaged in decentralized cooperation (Regions, large Municipalities, consortiums of Municipalities)
  • Offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, of the Italian Trade Agency
  • Research institutions and think tanks
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Diplomatic missions
  • Private companies
  • Multinationals enterprises
  • Market analysis, marketing
  • Consulting firms
  • Military and civilian missions
  • Conservation of cultural heritage
  • Tourism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Colonial & Postcolonial History
  • Doing Research and Fieldwork in International Cooperation
  • Qualitative Methods in Global South Studies
  • Research Tools and Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology 
  • International and Comparative Law: Global Perspectives
  • Comparative Law in a Global Context
  • International Economic Law
  • International Cooperation for Development: Practices and Project Design 
  • International Economics and Globalization
  • Sociology and Economics of Development 
  • Development Economics and International Cooperation
  • Global and Local Development 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree or a three-year university degree or another qualification obtained abroad, recognized as appropriate according to current legislation. 
  • Students must also fulfill the curricular requirements and the adequate personal preparation, since enrollment is not foreseen with training shortages.
  • An adequate ability to use the main IT tools (word processing, use of spreadsheets, design and management of databases, use of presentation tools) is taken for granted.

An adequate knowledge of English at level B2 of the CEFR for Languages and one of the following curricular requirements:

  • Italian Degree in Political Science and International Relations (L-36 Class)
  • Italian Degree in Peace studies (L-37 Class)

Tuition Fee

The University of Turin has maintained its students’ contribution model, confirming:

  • a full-comprehensive contribution depending on ISEE and on part-time or full-time choice
  • exemptions and reductions for students with ISEE equal or lower than 30.000,99 €
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Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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