Political Science and Comparative Institutions

  • Coexistence. Participation. Citizenship
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment
  • Mastery of political and institutional dynamics;
  • Mobility programs abroad;
  • Communicative and cultural context characterized by a blend of knowledge and marked heterogeneity;
  • Employment in public, private and third sector administrations, at regional, national and supranational levels in various areas.
  • Activities are distributed and organized in the following fields: history, political and social issues; economics statistics; law and institutional subjects; English.
  • Educational activities allow students to acquire adequate analytical, conceptual and methodological instruments to interpret the political and social phenomena that characterize the contemporary world.
  • Students can improve their knowledge through study periods abroad thanks to the Department’s network of international agreements.

Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Early (July)
  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on universitaly.it is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM62 Political Science
40 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The program offers multi-disciplinary knowledge and the critical tools to interpret and manage the changes caused by global interdependencies that have reshaped social, political and institutional scenarios nationally and supranationally. It proposes a multidisciplinary course of study centered on the widespread demand for professionals able to support decision-making and/or administrative processes in different fields at a national, supranational and international level.

To be admitted to the Master’s Degree Program in Political Science, students must have obtained a bachelor’s degree or a degree – or any other qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable – that satisfies the curricular requirements considered indispensable for successful completion of the course.


Graduates will be able to manage complex organizational units of any size. Their competence will concern decision-making processes in the public sphere, including “political-bureaucratic” relationship at different institutional levels in modern democracies, with particular reference to the European context.


The main career opportunities for students are: civil servants in international bodies; professional roles in government bodies, institutes, and organizations with strategic decision-making roles, policy formulation, and management of international relations; management roles in national or international research institutes/organizations.


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes.

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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