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Comparative International Relations

Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: International relations
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 2 061 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Nov
to
Mar

Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 200

Program Language

  • Italian
  • English

Course length: 

  • 2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 

September

Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years

NOTICE: You can apply for this Degree Programme through mastersbooking.com only if you are an international student. Here follows the categories considered:

  • EU citizens and EU-equated citizens
  • Non-EU citizens with an Italian residency permit
  • Non-EU citizens residing in Italy with an Italian qualification
  • Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy
  • Italian citizens with a qualification obtained abroad

Italian citizens with Italian qualifications must follow a different procedure. For more info please visit: http://www.unive.it/pag/9791/.

The course is unique to Italy for its kind of study of International Relations associated with languages and foreign cultures, law and international economics.

You will be immersed in linguistic and cultural studies on Europe, Asia and the Atlantic world, typical of the Ca' Foscari tradition.

The course will provide you with solid linguistic training, legal and economics, as well as in-depth comparative studies in the political, cultural, geographic and sociological fields through study programmes on specific geopolitical areas.

The acquired skills will allow you to take on functions and responsibilities in international offices and bodies, private companies that operate in the international market, public administration and territorial entities, national and international bodies in international cooperations, in consular offices, institutions, entities, agencies and foundations.

The Master's Degree programme in Comparative international relations engages in the linguistic and cultural study of Europe, as well as Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Atlantic world typical of the tradition of Ca' Foscari and, in this sense, represents a unique offer in Italy for the study of international relations associated with those foreign languages and cultures, of the rights and of the international economy. Students will be able to study real issues through the study of specific disciplines pertinent to different cultural and geopolitical areas with a specific focus on the Americas, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Asia, and their politics for the economic development corresponding to the many paths of study.

The course provides solid linguistic, legal and economic training common to all students as well as in-depth comparative studies in the political, cultural, geographic and sociological fields through study programmes on specific geopolitical areas.

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.

Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.

The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

 

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organisations' international departments and businesses operating in international markets, within local government and regional bodies, national and international organisations, in consular posts, institutes, bodies, agencies, foundations, study centres, for in-depth exploration of international co-operation.

Entry requirements

Entry qualification : Bachelor diploma (or higher)
For Academic year 2018/19, admission onto the Master's Degree programme in Comparative International Relations Relazioni requires:

  • an adequate personal preparation, specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
  • understanding of English language at level B2;  the list of certifications and cases of exemption are available on the dedicated web page. Each knowledge will be verified by the office at the moment of enrolment.

Admission criteria: 

Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the pre-evaluation procedure.
For students holding qualifications gained abroad: a minimum three-year degree is required.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You will need official translations along with verified copies of the original documents.
The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalised or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy.
You do not need to legalise the documents if:

  • the qualification has been awarded by one of the signatory Countries of the European Convention of Brussels of 25 May, 1987 - Law 106/1990 (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy);
  • the qualification has been awarded by a German institution, following the Italo-German Convention on the exemption from legalization of public documents - Law 176/1973.

You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

 

Language requirements:

Italian
B2 level is required.    
As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CERT.IT
  • CILS
  • PLIDA

Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.

English
B2 level of English language is also required.    
We accept the following international exams:

  • IELTS 4.0-5.0
  • TOEFL iBT 57-86

Program language: Italian or English depending on the curricula available

  • Development Policies and Institutions (Italian)
  • Europe - Eastern Asia (Italian)
  • Intermediterranean Relations (Italian)
  • International and Cross-Cultural Relations (English)
  • Transatlantic Relations (Italian)

Admission to an open access Master's Degree course does not involve a selection process. However, you are required to have an adequate personal preparation and hold specific requisites. In this case, the Teaching Committee of reference will carry out an assessment.
Moreover, a self-certified knowledge of one of the following language at minimum level B1 is also required: French, Portuguese, Spanish.

 

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 2061€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.