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 International Politics and Markets programme at the University of Bologna nables a career at the highest level in international institutions and markets, fostering students' ability to analyze the political and economic relations between States, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and private companies. It provides interdisciplinary knowledge in subjects as politics of the world economy, international trade, international corporate finance, global markets and political risks.

Programme aims

The objective of the second-cycle degreeprogramme in International Politics and Markets is to train professionalsworking at the crossroads of political science, international relations andeconomics, who are capable of understanding and analysing political, economicand global governance matters in a comprehensive manner. The degree programmeplaces special emphasis on the study of firms in a global political context andof international markets, which is uncommon for degree programmes in the LM-62classes and is, to some extent, unique in Italy.

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Programme Structure

    Courses include: 

    • Globalization, States And Markets
    • Quantitative Methods For Social Research
    • International Corporate Finance
    • Politics of the World Economy
    • Crash Course in International Politics
    • Crash Course in Statistics
    • International Relations of East Asia
    • Development of the World Economy

      Detailed Programme Facts

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      • Candidates must hold a 1st cycle University Degree or equivalent in one of the following subjects:
      • Modern languages and civilizations; Applied languages; Legal services; Administration; Business administration; Communication; Economics; Political science and international relations; Social sciences for peace studies; Sociology; History; Defense and security.
      • Applicants must have a good command of English (B2 level and above)​.

      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.


      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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