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Courses and Requirements

Please note that the study program might be subject to minor changes; activation of electives depends on student's choice.

Lessons start at the beginning of September and attendance is mandatory. You cannot attend the program by distance learning.

First year - a.y.  2023-24 (39° cycle)

  • 1 preparatory course
  • Attendance in 13 compulsory courses
  • Exams for each compulsory course
  • Research internship period during the summer

SEM.

TITLE

HOURS

PROFESSOR

 1

History of Institutions: Civic, Economic and Political

24

G. Alfani
 Statistics*24M. Bonetti
 Sociology
36Z. Parolin

Political Sciences
36
S. Williamson

Data Analysis*
24
D. Bolano 
2Qualitative Research Methods*
24
  A. Compagni

Doing Research**24A. Kentikelenis

The Policy Process
24
      G.Giupponi     

Computational Methods  preparatory course12 L.LupoD.Hovy

International Politics and Society 24
A. Kentikelenis

Mobility, Social Stratification and Inequality
24
Z. Parolin

Methods for Policy Evaluation*
24
M. Onorato

Public Administration
24
V. Mele

Computational Methods for Social and Political Science*
36
N. Cavalli, D.Hovy

 * Methods courses (MET)
** Shared with 2nd year PhD SPS Students in a.y. 2023-24 

Second year - a.y.  2023-24 (38° cycle)

10 courses. In details:

  • 7 compulsory courses
  • 3 electives

Exams for each course
Research paper

Note: Activation of electives depends on choices made by students

COMPULSORY COURSES
SEM.

TITLE

HOURS

PROFESSOR
1Demography
24
L.Mencarini

Representation and Democracy
24
L.Martin

Global Health and Development
24
A.Kentikelenis, A.Melegaro, A. Torbica

Politics and Economics of the European Union
24
C. Altomonte, I.Colantone

Experimental Research
24
M.Bonetti
 2Inequality, Gender and Ethnicity
24
P.Profeta, L.Mencarini

Doing Research**
24
A.Kentikelenis

3 ELECTIVES OUT OF THE FOLLOWING

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
2
History of Pandemics, Crisis and Policy (not activated in 2023-24)
24
TBD

Population Dynamics
24
A.Aassve, B.Nicoletta, G. Esping-Andersen

Governance, Corruption and Accountability
24
M.Cucciniello

Populism and Crisis
24
C.E. De Vries

The Politics of Conflict and Violence
24
 A. Alrababa'h

Health and Society
24
A.Torbica, S.Ghislandi

**Shared with 1st year PhD Students in a.y. 2023-24 

Third and Fourth year 

  • Study/research period at other universities
  • TA/RA activities (optional)
  • Seminars
  • Completion of the thesis prospectus (3rd year Nov)
  • Oral defence of thesis prospectus (3rd year Dec)
  • Thesis submission to external reviewers  (end of fourth year)
  • Thesis dissertation

 



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