The first year of the Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in European and International Studies (MEIS) encompasses courses in the academic disciplines of economics, history, law, political science and sociology. However, the hallmark of the MEIS is its multi- and interdisciplinary approach, which encourages students to venture beyond the confines of individual academic disciplines. The second year, therefore, offers students a choice of advanced courses which allow them to focus on some of the specific issues, institutions, processes and developments which shape our world.
The teaching approach, which aims to marry theory with real world application, fosters the interactive participation of students. Particular attention is paid to developing those skills necessary to analyse the economic, legal, political and social systems and the transformations in systems of European and international governance.
Teaching takes place entirely in English. Taught courses, language workshops and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills, necessary for entry into an international work and research environment. Graduates also have a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language in addition to a basic knowledge of Italian (in the case of international students).
All students receive individual supervision by a faculty member for their final dissertations, which students write and defend to complete the Masters’ Degree.