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Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs

School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna - Forlė Campus, Via Giacomo della Torre 1, 47121 Forlė, Italy

+39 0543 374 118

+39 0543 374 119

Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement
26 September

Class size
About 30 students

Student grants / Financial assistance
Full exemptions from tuition fees are offered to international students who enroll in the 1st year of International Politics and Markets curriculum. The University of Bologna offers study grants to International Students: Unibo Action 1 and 2.

Available thanks to local associations linked to the university helping students in finding accommodation

Exchange partner schools
Double Degree Programmes with the following partner schools:
- National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) of Moscow
- Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins university - School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Students’ mobility is fostered by various international opportunities offered by Erasmus+ programme, Overseas programme, bilateral agreements with academic institutions worldwide, such as Peoples Friendship University of Russia.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students National 75% / Foreign students 25%
2. Ratio of Men / Women Man 25% Women 75%
3. Age range 24-26 years old

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Private companies, trading associations, international organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations, international civil organisations, Think tanks and research institutes, communication companies, non-profit organisations.

Admission requirements

- first cycle degree (bachelor level degree) in one of the following subject areas: anthropology, communication, culture, demography, economics, philosophy, geopolitics, law, literature, languages, political science, psychology, sociology, history, gender studies.

- have knowledge of the English language of at least B2 level

- have adequate personal competence and skills.

Programme Director
Prof. Loris Zanatta

University of Bologna

Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs

International Politics and Markets (IPM) is a curriculum of the second cycle degree programme in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs aimed at preparing experts able to analyze the relationship between states and markets, both nationally, through comparative studies, and internationally.

It provides an interdisciplinary knowledge in subjects such as international trade, international finance, global markets and political risk, enriched by qualified foreign language skills and by a training experience in private companies.

SID-IPM allows graduates to interact with private business firms, particularly those operating in the framework of international markets.

Other courses offered by University of Bologna

  • International Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Historic Building Rehabilitation
  • International Master’s Degree in Off-shore Engineering
  • Master in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development

  • About The University of Bologna

    Bologna is the most ancient University in the world founded more than 900 years ago in 1088.

    The School of Political Sciences is a recent institution that combines a tradition of excellence with a commitment to improving teaching methods on the basis of high standards of quality assurance. The School has 3 campuses in Bologna, Forlė and Ravenna.

    The School offers five first-cycle programmes (bachelor level) three of which are taught in Bologna and two in Forlė; and ten second-cycle (Master level) programmes, five of which are taught in Bologna, four in Forlė and one in Ravenna. Of these programmes, one is an international course taught entirely in English (MIREES, Forlė campus) and two offer curricula taught entirely in English (International Relations, Bologna campus and International and Diplomatic Sciences, Forlė campus).