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Comparative International Relations

Ca'Foscari University of Venice · Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrolment.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Access to the programme

Unlimited entry, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 11 places, among which 1 is reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme).

Learning outcomes

The Second Cycle Degree Programme in Comparative International Relations is a unique chance in Italy to combine the study of international relations with that of foreign languages and cultures, international law and economics. Students will have the chance to improve their knowledge in contemporary subjects and study specific disciplines related to different cultural and geopolitical areas with a specific focus on the Americas, the Mediterranean Area, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Asia. They will also study economic development policies in some curricula.

Occupational profiles

The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organisations’ international departments and businesses operating in international markets, within local government and regional bodies, national and international organisations, in consular posts, institutes, bodies, agencies, foundations, study centres, for in-depth exploration of international co-operation.


Open attendance

Examination assessment and graduation

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.

Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.

The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

For further information

Degree programme website: www.unive.it/cdl-lm6english
School of International Relations: www.unive.it/sir

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

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