The Bachelor’s of Political Science and International Relations provides methodical and professional competence in the disciplines of economics, law, history and society. Particular attention is dedicated to comparative and international issues, as well as acquiring a solid grasp of empirical, political scientific, sociological, statistical and economic research methods.
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree of Political Science and International Relations, applicants must possess a valid high school diploma. The Bachelor’s Degree is a 3-year program taught both in Italian or English and offered in an online modality, combining the following different multimedia learning tools:
- Audio-video lessons (accessible through the web platform in an asynchronous way)
- Text materials (accessible through the web platform);
- Self-Assessments: true/false questions, multiple-choice, hot-spot image, chart test, role-playing, simulations (accessible through the web platform);
Written assignments requiring the accomplishment of specific tasks in which students show their Mastery of methodologies, tools and critical autonomy.
The final exam of the degree program, intended to assess the technical-scientific and professional preparation of the student, consists of the completion and discussion of a written dissertation.
The 3-year program, amounting to 180 credits of academic achievement, is organized as follows:
|1.||A||SPS02002||SPS/02||Political Doctrine History||12||9|
|2.||B||SPS03001||SPS/03||History of Political Institutions||6||4.50|
|3.||A||IUS09003||IUS/09||Fundamentals of Public Law||6||4.50|
|4.||C||SCS04001||SECS-P/04||History of Economic Thought||6||4.50|
|All first-year exams are pre-requisites for second-year exams
|F||English Language Lab||6||4.50|
|All second-year exams are pre-requisites for third-year exams
|13.||A||LIN12002||L-LIN/12||Language and Translation: English Language||12||9|
|14.||C||SPS06001||SPS/06||History of International Relations||6||4.50|
|15.||B||SPS11001||SPS/11||Sociology of International Relations||12||9|
|17.||B||IUS13004||IUS/13||International Cooperation Policies||6||4.50|
|* Electives(among those not yet taken)||CFU/ECTS||US QC|
Sociology of Work
Sociology of Professions
Environmental and Territorial Economics
Statistics and Demography
History of Economic Thought
European Union Law
Language and Translation: French
Language and Translation: Spanish
Language and Translation: English II
Language and Translation: German
|6+6||4.50 + 4.50|
|A = Basic
B = Core
C = Related
D = Elective (art. 10, comma 5, letter a)
E = Dissertation and linguistic competence (art. 10, comma 5,
F = Extra training activities (art. 10, comma 5, letter d)
S = Internship
|CODE = Discipline Code
US QC = United States Quarter CreditsApproved = Professional experience / continuing educational courses / others
Validated = Academic courses
At the conclusion of the Bachelor’s of Political Science and International Relations graduates will have obtained a solid understanding of contemporary political-institutional history, with reference to European and non-European issues.
They will be soundly familiar with the evolution of modern and contemporary political thought, sociology and political science. They will know the fundamental elements of the process of European integration, from the historic, economic and legal point of view, as well as possess knowledge about the political-institutional comparative perspective.
They will fully understand the fundamental notions concerning the theories of market and enterprise, and of macroeconomics and international economics, such as to provide an initial orientation through an examination of the most common economic problems. Furthermore, the Bachelor’s in Political Science and International Relations is an advantageous title for those seeking diplomatic careers. To this end, the foreign languages addressed in the course offer additional cultural instruments of particular usefulness.
In order to be admitted into a BA program, applicants must possess the following:
- A Level Intermediate Certificate or equivalent
BA programs are offered in both Italian and English in a blended modality.
36 months plus an additional 4 months
The scholarship program is administered by IOPS and Marconi University offers partial and full scholarships to a wide variety of students.
Recipients are non-traditional students; seminarians, undergraduate and post-graduate students who are looking to become tomorrow’s leaders.
If you are unable to pay the full tuition fees there might be a chance that you can be granted a partial scholarship that will cover some of the tuition fees for your preferred study programme.
Guglielmo Marconi University is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and is also approved by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the biggest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Its courses are therefore valid in Europe as well as in the United States providing students with several career opportunities in several countries.
|First Year Subjects|
|1. A SPS02002 SPS/02 Political Doctrine History||1 month, 2 weeks|
|2. B SPS03001 SPS/03 History of Political Institutions||1 month, 2 weeks|
|3. A IUS09003 IUS/09 Fundamentals of Public Law||1 month, 2 weeks|
|4. C SCS04001 SECS-P/04 History of Economic Thought||1 month, 2 weeks|
|5. A SPS04002 SPS/04 Political Science||1 month, 2 weeks|
|6. C SCS01001 SECS-P/01 Political Economics||1 month, 2 weeks|
|F Computer Skills||1 month, 2 weeks|
|Second Year Subjects|
|7. B SPS01001 SPS/01 Political Philosophy||1 month, 2 weeks|
|8. A SPS04001 SPS/04 Administration Science||1 month, 2 weeks|
|9. B STO04002 STO04003 M-STO/04 Contemporary History||1 month, 2 weeks|
|10. B SCS02005 SCS02006 SECS-P/02 Economic Policy||1 month, 2 weeks|
|11. C GGR02002 M-GGR/02 Economic Geopolitics||1 month, 2 weeks|
|12. D Elective 6||3 years, 4 months|
|F English Language Lab||1 month, 2 weeks|
|Third Year Subjects|
|13. A LIN12002 L-LIN/12 Language and Translation: English Language||1 month, 2 weeks|
|14. C SPS06001 SPS/06 History of International Relations||1 month, 2 weeks|
|15. B SPS11001 SPS/11 Sociology of International Relations||1 month, 2 weeks|
|16. B IUS13002 IUS/13 International Law||1 month, 2 weeks|
|17. B IUS13004 IUS/13 International Cooperation Policies||1 month, 2 weeks|
|18. B IUS10009 IUS/10 Administrative Law||1 month, 2 weeks|
|19. D Elective||1 month, 2 weeks|
|E Dissertation||1 month, 2 weeks|
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