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International Politics and Markets, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
International Politics and Markets is a second cycle degree programme of the University of Bologna entirely taught in English which is designed to be at the intersection of political science, international relations, international economics and international management.


The objective of the second-cycle degree programme in International Politics and Markets at the University of Bologna is to train professionals working at the crossroads of political science, international relations and economics, who are capable of understanding and analysing political, economic and global governance matters in a comprehensive manner. 

The degree programme places special emphasis on the study of firms in a global political context and of international markets, which is uncommon for degree programmes in the LM-62 classes and is, to some extent, unique in Italy. 

The cultural and professional profile to be formed is, accordingly, that of specialists who understands the international political, financial and economic architecture and, at the same time, are able to operate successfully within firms active in international markets, partly as a result of the specific business finance and competitor analysis skills developed. These professional skills are displayed by: specialists in economic policies and international finance: foreign trade relations specialists; political risk specialists.

The programme is promoted by the Department of Political and Social Sciences in co-operation with the Department of Economics and the Department of Management of the University of Bologna, and it benefits from the strong international reputation of these Departments in teaching and research.

Career opportunities

LM IPM enhances career opportunities in the private sector, in particular within companies working in an international context. It allows graduates to understand, evaluate and manage the international economic issues and to become consultants, analysts and managers for private companies, trading associations and international agencies. 

Students who graduate in LM IPM can work as specialist in international economic and financial policies, as expert in trade relations with foreign countries, as political risk specialist.

Programme Structure

    Courses include: 
      • Globalization, States And Markets
      • Quantitative Methods For Social Research
      • International Corporate Finance
      • Politics of the World Economy
      • International Relations of East Asia
      • Topics in International Trade
      • International Economics
      • Eu Internal Market And International Trade Law
      • International Contracts in Global Markets

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Credits
        120 ECTS
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

      Academic Requirements

      • First cycle degree or a foreign qualification recognised as suitable.
      • English language B2 level 
      • (only for non-EU students with residency abroad) a copy of your passport and 1 passport photo authenticated by the Italian Embassy;
      • (only for non-EU with EU equivalent status students) a copy of your residence permit providing the status of EU equivalent student;
      • (only for non-EU students with residency abroad), the residence permit for study purposes or the receipt confirming you have applied for one;
      • Your original university or post-secondary qualification and a certificate listing the exams you have passed, legalized and translated
      • The declaration of value or the Diploma Supplement 

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        3000 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        3000 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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      Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

      Living costs for Forlì

      • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
        Living Costs

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


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