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Built upon the interdisciplinary studies of philosophy and political science, sociology, law and communication, in dialogue with each other and integrated in a unified framework, with the collaboration of parliamentarians, diplomats, officials and exponents of civil society, the degree programme trains professionals capable of understanding and intervening in conflicts, in the protection of human rights, in processes of democratic participation and of regional and global integration, for the construction of free and inclusive political communities.

“To build free and inclusive communities and introduce fraternity into politics”

Fraternity in the Res Publica: Theory and Practice

Overview

ACADEMIC DEGREE

Master’s Degree (Licentiate) in Political SciencesSpecialization in Fraternity in the Res Publica: Theory and Practice

DURATION

Full-time curriculum (120 ECTS, 4 semesters)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Italian: B2 level (unless otherwise indicated, all classes are held in Italian)

ACCOMMODATION

On campus, in Loppiano, Figline e Incisa Valdarno (Florence). Fees: €230 per month (shared bedroom); €260 per month (single bedroom)

TUITION FEES

€3,600 per academic year to be paid in two six-monthly instalments

STARTING DATE FOR INTRODUCTORY COURSES

START OF FIRST SEMESTER

APPLICATION DEADLINES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or qualification of an equivalent standard earned after a minimum of three years of study (180 ECTS or more) from a university or recognised higher education institution in a subject relevant to the Master’s Degree programme and the preferred curriculum; acceptance of the programme’s objectives.

ADMISSIONS

Applicants will be selected by interview and on the basis of their previous academic record (see info section for how to apply)

Degree Programme Common Courses
  • Fraternity in the Public Space: conflict, power, authority, political community
  • Advanced Topics in Political Science
  • Sociology of Human Relations
  • Generative Communication
  • Legal Systems and Human Rights
Core Curriculum Courses
  • Ideology, Existence, Communication: fundamentals of critical thinking
  • Ontology of the Person and the Relation
  • Contemporary Political Theories
Optional Curriculum Courses

AREA 1:  Critical Thinking and Social Agents

  • Dominate or Safeguard: symbols and relations in public space
  • Ecology and Civilization: elements of a systemic alternative
  • Digital Politics: media, public opinion, political action
  • Ethics and Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership: models and practices
  • Civil Society: the political role of social agents
  • Internship

AREA 2 International Affairs

  • Political Integration Processes and Institutions
  • Words or War: theory and practice of conflict prevention and resolution
  • Cultures and Religions in Global Processes
  • Internship
Interdisciplinary Foundations in Culture of Unity
  • For a Culture of Unity
  • Biblical Hermeneutics of Revelation
  • The Principle of Relation in Theology and Anthropology
  • Elements of Social Ethics
  • Foundations of Politics
  • Civil Economics and Management
  • Genesis and Figures of Modern Scientific Rationality
Introductory Courses
  • For a Culture of Unity: methodology and approach
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Introduction to the Dynamics of Interculture
  • Introductory Themes to the Culture in Europe
  • Introductory Themes to Economical Sciences
  • Introductory Themes to Political Sciences
  • Italian Language Courses
  • English Language Courses
ECTS Credits Overview

SUMMARY OF CREDITS Master’s Degree in Political Sciences
(Fraternity in the Res Publica: Theory and Practice Curriculum)

Total ECTS
(2 years)

Interdisciplinary Foundations in Culture of Unity Courses

32

Degree Programme Common Courses

30

Core Curriculum Courses

18

Optional Curriculum Courses from one of the Areas: 1. Critical Thinking and Social Agents or 2. International Affairs

18

Other Academic Activities

6

Final dissertation (including Seminar of the Institute and Thesis Seminar)

16

Total

120 ECTS

Future Employment

At the end of the Degree program in Political Studies, students may:

a) continue in political and social research in academic environments, towards a Doctoral degree, or a specialized Master’s program;
b) get involved with competency in political life in its different forms;
c) hold positions of responsibility in public policy, professional and labour unions, non-governmental associations;
d) organize projects  aimed at prevention, conflict resolution and social integration.

Governance of Commons

Overview

ACADEMIC DEGREE

Master’s Degree (Licentiate) in Political SciencesSpecialization in Governance of Commons

DURATION

Full-time curriculum (120 ECTS, 4 semesters)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Italian: B2 level (unless otherwise indicated, all classes are held in Italian)

ACCOMMODATION

On campus, in Loppiano, Figline e Incisa Valdarno (Florence). Fees: €230 per month (shared bedroom); €260 per month (single bedroom)

TUITION FEES

€3,600 per academic year to be paid in two six-monthly instalments

STARTING DATE FOR INTRODUCTORY COURSES

START OF FIRST SEMESTER

APPLICATION DEADLINES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or qualification of an equivalent standard earned after a minimum of three years of study (180 ECTS or more) from a university or recognised higher education institution in a subject relevant to the Master’s Degree programme and the preferred curriculum; acceptance of the programme’s objectives.

ADMISSIONS

Applicants will be selected by interview and on the basis of their previous academic record (see info section for how to apply)

Degree Programme Common Courses
  • Fraternity in the Public Space: conflict, power, authority, political community
  • Advanced Topics in Political Science
  • Sociology of Human Relations
  • Generative Communication
  • Legal Systems and Human Rights
Core Curriculum Courses
  • Policy Analysis and the Governance of Commons
  • Ecology and Civilization: elements of a systemic alternative
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Social Research Methodology and Network Analysis
Optional Curriculum Courses
  • Places and Relations in the Contemporary City
  • Digital Politics: media, public opinion, political action
  • Cultures and Religions in Global Processes
  • Human and Techno-science: elements of society analysis
  • Elements of Social Planning
  • Comparative Law of Common Goods
  • Ethics and Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership: models and practices
  • Civil Society: the political role of social agents
  • Internship
Interdisciplinary Foundations in Culture of Unity
  • For a Culture of Unity
  • Biblical Hermeneutics of Revelation
  • The Principle of Relation in Theology and Anthropology
  • Elements of Social Ethics
  • Foundations of Politics
  • Civil Economics and Management
  • Genesis and Figures of Modern Scientific Rationality
Introductory Courses
  • For a Culture of Unity: methodology and approach
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Introduction to the Dynamics of Interculture
  • Introductory Themes to the Culture in Europe
  • Introductory Themes to Economical Sciences
  • Introductory Themes to Political Sciences
  • Italian Language Courses
  • English Language Courses
ECTS Credits Overview

SUMMARY OF CREDITS Master’s Degree in Political Sciences
(Governance of Commons Curriculum)

Total ECTS 
(2 Years)

Interdisciplinary Foundations in Culture of Unity Courses

32

Degree Programme Common Courses

30

Core Curriculum Courses

24

Optional Curriculum Courses

12

Other Academic Activities

6

Final dissertation (including Seminar of the Institute and Thesis Seminar)

16

Total

120 ECTS

Future Employment

At the end of the Degree program in Political Studies, students may:

a) continue in political and social research in academic environments, towards a Doctoral degree, or a specialized Master’s program;
b) get involved with competency in political life in its different forms;
c) hold positions of responsibility in public policy, professional and labour unions, non-governmental associations;
d) organize projects  aimed at prevention, conflict resolution and social integration.

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