International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA)
Program Name: B.Sc. in international Relations and Global Affairs - Laurea in Scienze politiche e delle relazioni Internazionali
Classe di laurea: L-36
Program type: Undergraduate Degree/Bachelor of Science - B.Sc. (Laurea Triennale)
School: Political and Social Sciences
Campus: Milan, Italy
Duration: September 2017 - September 2020 (3 years)
Total ECTS: 180
Are you interested in learning about different societies, cultural traditions, and institutions around the world? Do you wonder why some countries are wealthier than others? Why some are in peace and others at war? Are you interested in learning how international disputes may be peacefully resolved? Would you like to understand how different regional civilizations have evolved, and how these characteristics continue to affect societies today?
The Undergraduate Program in International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA) is a unique program adressing these topics. Combining history and political science, economics and law, sociology and psychology, the program provides a coherent interdisciplinary curriculum that allows students to develop their understanding of how people, groups, countries, and international organizations interact in different parts of the world.
IRGA allows students to develop an interdisciplinary knowledge of political, economic, historic, sociological and legal aspects of complex international issues. Studying how these disciplines approach, define and analyze international relations gives undergraduate students a sound basis for graduate studies. It also provides students with essential skills to conduct interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and the tools to understanding real world situations. The program’s interdisciplinary approach goes beyond the language of economics and law, and addresses the historical, social and political concerns that are really at stake, and vice versa.
The School of Political and Social Sciences
The School of Political and Social Sciences holds a long tradition as it was one of the first schools to be established at Università Cattolica in 1921, based on the principles of common good, human dignity solidarity and subsidiarity. Its international scope is highlighted by the renowned personalities who have been awarded a Laurea Honoris Causa. These inspiring names include Jacques Delors (President of the EU Commission), Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (Secretary General of the UN), Corazon C. Aquino (President of the Philippines) Shimon Peres (President of Israel), Michel Camdessus (Managing Director of the IMF), Helmut Kohl (Chancellor of Germany), Romano Prodi (Italian Prime Minister and President of the EU Commission), José María Aznar (Prime Minister of Spain), Irina Bokova (Director-General of UNESCO).