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WHO SAYS

LIFE ONLY HAPPENS ONCE?

"Everyone has three lives: a public life,
a private life, and a secret life."
(Gabriel García Márquez)

THE BEAUTY OF EMBRACING NEW PERSPECTIVES

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FOR SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Political Science for Security and International Relations aims at providing appropriate intellectual tools designed to critically and autonomously evaluate complex scenarios, as well as to plan and implement specific actions, both in relation to the Country System and to the wide public and private working environments. The process of growing “functional interconnection” among the various “regions” of the Planet is characterized by increasingly rapid changes, affecting politics and international relations in a difficult and hard to interpret global framework, both for the players and the governing dynamics involved. Such processes require the special attention of the university system, in order to give the students, the new ruling class of the country, knowledge and information that will help them critically and proactively analysing the most relevant geopolitical, social and economic factors, contributing to the harmonious growth of the civil society. The Degree Programme aims at the development of cultural and professional competences, that can be used against the hindering factors both in the honourable and organized accomplishment of the public duties (article 54 of the Italian Constitution), and in the economic initiative, protecting the values of “security”, “freedom” and “human dignity” (article 41 of Italian Constitution).

Fields of study and Curricula

During the first three semesters, students will acquire notions and tools that can be useful to comprehend the different issued related to security and international relations:

  • From a legal point of view, students will focus on the interpretation of the new areas of intervention of the Government following the recent need to regulate the actions of non-traditional and, more often, extra-territorial decision-making subjects and centres;
  • From a historical point of view, they will learn to critically contextualize the changes that led to the current European and international social and geopolitical scenario;
  • From a political point of view, students will analyse in depth the opportunities and the risks related to new forms of direct democracy and telematic tools, also in the light of the new technological changes;
  • From an economic point of view, they will learn to identify constraints and opportunities that serve as a basis for political decisions in the areas of economics, environmental and health protection, and social integration.

After these first three semesters, students will have to choose between two different Curricula: (a) International Security and Crime; (b) International Relations.

Curriculum in International Security and Crime

The Curriculum in International Security and Crime has been designed being aware of the changes in the concept of “security”, whose traditional defensive connotation can be considered nowadays simplistic when thinking about the new threats to the interests of the nation and to the constitutional order. Today’s security policies must deal with prevention and scenario analysis, considering both the process of de-territorialisation and “virtualisation” affecting today’s threats, and new marginalities and social conflicts, related to the geopolitical and geo-economic changes mentioned before.

The Curriculum will also offer the students the opportunity to acquire competences in the following fields:

  • Security, with special reference to cyberspace;
  • Criminality, focusing on the economic and cybernetic issues; students will analyse in depth the actions and decisions carried out in other countries in order to provide national bodies (especially the law enforcements and the Judiciary) with improved investigation techniques, by adopting advanced technological investigation tools;
  • Policies and good practices in terms of social integration, especially in working environments characterized (and that will be increasingly characterized) by the presence of migrants, bearing social visions and behavioural patterns that are distant from the ones we are used to in our country;
  • Privacy protection, cyberspace and mass media oriented;
  • Political and institutional communication, with particular reference to media and social networks and the related manipulation phenomena.

Curriculum in International relations

The Curriculum in International Relations will give students the chance to comprehend and analyse opportunities and risks connected to the geopolitical and geo-economic changes, with particular reference to the need of efficiently contrasting aggressivity and competitivity of the countries characterised by weak o non-existent welfare politics considerably affecting labour costs, on the one hand, and the need of overcoming structural weaknesses of the Country System, for example in the context of productivity and innovation, on the other hand.

The Curriculum will also offer the students the opportunity to acquire competences in the following fields:

  • International politics strategies, with particular reference to the policies on duties, the organisations with the task of mitigating systemic discrepancies in the balances of payments and in the import/export (WTO, IMF, UN), the development economics, the green economy, the circular economy, as well as to economic, productive, food and health issues concerning climate changes;
  • Social concerns and international relations, in order to analyse and comprehend whether, and in what extent, the policies of the nations are affected or not by social concerns in the context of transnational public opinion and social media; particular attention will be given to web reputation, with reference not only to natural persons, but also to single nations or more relevant economic productions (such as the agri-food chain in Italy);
  • Communication law with particular reference to information and mass communication;
  • International cooperation in its numerous multilateral and bilateral expressions, with an increasingly incisive presence of NGOs. In this framework, special attention will be given to the gaps, which have been filled or still have to be filled, in the context of climate changes, illegal immigration, new forms of slavery, space debris, etc.

Both Curricula offer further 16 credits (ECTS) in the field of languages, of which 8 ECTS concerning the study of a European language (French, English, Spanish, German) and 8 ECTS concerning the study of any of the 8 foreign languages offered at UNINT (Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German). Students will be given the opportunity to choose one of the two 6 ECTS laboratories: the “Laboratory of Computer Safety, Social Networks and Privacy” and the “Laboratory of e-democracy and e-participation”. Moreover, students will also have the opportunity to apply for internships and traineeships in companies, public bodies, professional bodies, workers’ organisations, associations and NGOs (4 ECTS).

Fast facts
Academic Year: 2020-2021
Programme length: 3 years
Access: Free
Location: Rome

In response to the urgent needs of the job market, the course aims at training the following type of professionals:

  • Experts in techniques and tools of investigation and contrast to economic and cybernetic criminality;
  • Assistants in economic intelligence actions and brand, license, intellectual property defence actions;
  • Assistants in economic and cross-border transactions;
  • Experts in evaluation of web-reputation and contrast to fake news;
  • Assistants in elaboration of marketing and e-commerce policies;
  • Professionals in the framework of public and NGOs initiatives concerning social integration;
  • Professionals in the framework of public and NGOs initiatives concerning environment protection and contrast to anthropogenic factors of climate changes;
  • Interpreter and reporter of social policies or initiatives intended to strengthen national and international security.

The normal requirement for admission to the Bachelor's Degree in Political Science for Security and International Relations (L-36) is the award of a five-year Secondary School diploma, an equivalent qualification, or any international certificate or diploma which provides access to university programmes in accordance with the regulations of the country in question. All the candidates who meet the abovementioned requirements must undergo a non-selective test in order to verify: (a) adequate proficiency in Italian language; (b) basic knowledge of the first foreign language which will be studied; (c) an adequate general knowledge of the historical, political and legal fields.

Preside Facoltà di Scienze Politiche
Prof. Ciro Sbailò
Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociopsychological Dynamics
"Non forbire, non limare troppo, sii sgraziato e audace.
La brevità è la sorella del talento."
(Anton Čechov)

Academic Year 2020/2021

Curriculum in International Security and Crime

COMPULSORY COURSES ECTS
YEAR I
Public Law and Space 8
International Law 8
Political Economy 8
Fundamentals of Political Science 8
The Contemporary World in a Historical Prospective 8
European Language I (English, French, German or Spanish) 8
General Sociology 8
 
YEAR II
Economic Criminality (transnational) 6
International Economics 6
Policies and Good Practices for Social Integration 6
Sociology of Crime 6
Security Strategies and Cyberspace 8
 
YEAR III
Criminal Law and Modern Investigation Technologies 8
Private Law and Protection of the Privacy 8
Constitutionalism in the World 8
Criminal Psychology 8
Sociology of Political Communication and Social Media 6
 
1 COURSE TO BE CHOSEN
Contemporary Historical Phenomena and Political Institutional Dynamics  10
International Relations, New Frontiers and New Players 10
 
1 COURSE TO BE CHOSEN
Fundamentals and Potential Lines of Development of Arabic Society
8
Social Psychology and Inclusive Processes 8
 
ELECTIVES
Courses form any discipline may be chosen 12
 
OTHER ACTIVITIES 

Computer Security, Social Network and Privacy Laboratory or
E-Democracy and E-Participation Laboratory

6
Foreign Language II (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) 8
Internship 4
Final Examination 6

 

Curriculum in International Relations

 

COMPULSORY COURSES ECTS
YEAR I
Public Law and Space 8
International Law 8
Political Economy 8
Fundamentals of Political Science 8
The Contemporary World in a Historical Prospective 8
European Language I (English, French, German or Spanish) 8
General Sociology 8
 
YEAR II
Development and Climate Change Economics 6
International Economics 6
Social Media Management and Web Reputation 6
Economic Processes and Labour Sociology 6
International Politics Strategies 8
 
YEAR III
Communication Law 8
Commercial Cross-Borders Transaction Law 8
Social Concerns, International Relations and New Conflicts 6
Non-profit Organisation Management 8
Marketing Psychology 8
Social Psychology and Inclusive Processes 8
   
1 COURSE TO BE CHOSEN
Contemporary Historical Phenomena and Political Institutional Dynamics 10
International Relations, New Frontiers and New Players 10
 
ELECTIVES
Courses form any discipline may be chosen 12
 
OTHER ACTIVITIES
 
Computer Security, Social Network and Privacy Laboratory or
E-Democracy and E-Participation Laboratory
 
6

Foreign Language II (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

8
Internship 4
Final Examination 6

The academic and teaching staff of the Faculty consists of high-profile academics, high-qualified experts with experience in fields such as sociology, psychology, social inclusion, political science, communication and social media, as well as in prevention, investigation and fight against crime activities; but also of magistrates, members of governmental organisations against Jihadist radicalisation and extremism, well-known criminologists, senior members of armed forces and Intelligence analysts and operators with relevant experience in activities aimed at defending the State security and economy.

For the entire list of the academic and teaching staff clic here.