24 months
156 EUR/year
156 EUR/year
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The two-year Master of Arts in World Politics and International Relations at University of Pavia aims to provide a broad, multidisciplinary training in comparative and international studies, in particular in the areas of politics, history, law and economics. 

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The Master of Arts in World Politics and International Relations at University of Pavia  aims to improve the student’s ability to interpret and analyse the different political systems of the world as outcomes of path dependent economic and political structures and developments. The courses in international studies aim to deepen the student’s understanding of how the interactions among political systems have unfolded in the most important geopolitical settings, and of how they influence contemporary trends in challenging and answering the basic goals of political systems and human security.

Career opportunities

Given its interdisciplinary and comparative nature, the Laurea Magistralis in World Politics and International Relations provides students with a broad perspective on current global issues, an understanding of the genesis and the evolution of major international changes, and an ability to recognize and evaluate their theoretical and practical outcomes.

This broad-based training in international affairs offers a solid basis for careers in national diplomatic services, in International Governmental Organizations (including European organizations), and in NGOs, as well as positions for analysts and consultants in internationally oriented private and public companies, public administrations, and research institutes. It also offers the basis for continued university studies at the PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Politics 
  •  Economic Models of Politics
  •  History of International Relations 
  •  Comparative History of Government 
  • Human Rights and International Justice
  •  Explanatory Models in International Relations  
  • History of Diplomacy 
  • Migration and the Law
  • Regional Integration and Public Policy 

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor degree covering one or more of the humanities or social sciences and including at least 36 credits (ECTS or international equivalent) in one or more of the following areas:  demography, economics (not including business studies) and statistics; modern or contemporary history; political studies (including political philosophy); public, private or international law; sociology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    156 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 156 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    156 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 156 EUR per year during 24 months.

Fees based on students’ family income which range from 156 to 3200 EUR/year. 

Living costs for Pavia

600 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • Fee Waiver: exemption from the payment of the 1st year’s University tuition fee.
  • EDiSU Pavia scholarship: Edisu scholarship benefits for all level applicantsinclude:an accommodation, one meal per day at the canteens and a sum of money.
  •  SUBJECT-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIP:  special scholarship offered to the students of Civil engineering for mitigation of risk from natural hazards and Molecular biology and genetics.
  •  “INVEST YOUR TALENT IN ITALY” and “STUDY IN ITALY”  : The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairsoffers scholarships to applicants fromspecific countries, fulfilling some meritrequirements and enrolling in Master’sDegree programs.

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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