Development and International Cooperation Sciences

Code: 30078
Curriculum: Economics for Development
University Faculty: Scienze Politiche, Sociologia e Comunicazione
University Department: Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale (CORIS)
Master Degree Code: LM-81
Number of Places: free access
Admission Procedure: assessment of requisites and personal preparation Duration: two academic years, four semesters (from September 2017 to January 2020)
Duration: : two academic years, four semesters (from September 2018 to January 2021)

Objectives and skills

The interfaculty master program in Development and International Cooperation provides students with the competences necessary to analyze institutional and cultural factors and to plan and manage cooperation initiatives to aid developing countries.
The program, which has been developed by the Faculties of Political Science, Sociology, Communications, and Humanities, equips students with interdisciplinary knowledge and the tools necessary to analyse and comprehend the context they will find in developing countries, as well as to manage peace projects and international development cooperation programs.
The programme also provides students with advanced skills that will allow them to:

  • Design, develop, implement and direct integrated cooperation programmes and development projects;
  • Monitor and assess projects and programmes;
  • Use communication and information management tools

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Career opportunities and placement

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program, Development and International Cooperation graduates are suited for managerial and other high-responsibility positions in public administrations, national and international organizations, including NGOs, private companies operating in the fields of cooperation development, volunteering and services and organizations for social and cultural cooperation between countries. Graduates may also work as consultants and program managers for organizations working in the field of human and social development, as well as capacity and institution building. Moreover, graduates may also turn to further advanced training in social sciences.

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Courses – programme structure

First year
Module title Credits
Globalization History (M-STO/04) 9
Political thought for colonization and decolonization (SPS/02) 9
Innovative technologies and sustainability (SECS-P/13) oppure States and minorities in the international dimension (SPS/06) 6
EU trade policy for development (SECS-P/02) 9
European Union law and human rights (IUS/14) 9
Comparative politics (SPS/04) oppure Political development and democratic transition (SPS/11) 9
Population and development (SECS-S/04) 9
Totale 60
Second year
Module title Credits
Social models and cultures of cooperation (SPS/03) 6
Growth economics - Fundraising laboratory (SECS-P/01) 9
International agricultural policy (AGR/01) 6
Theories and policies of economic development in the modern world system (SECS-P/04) 6

International organizations and development

Elective courses/activities 9
Internship 3
Dissertation 18
Totale 60


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