Philosophy, politics and cultural studies

https://www.uniupo.it/en/courses/master%E2%80%99s-degrees/philosophy-politics-and-cultural-studies
Degree programme
magistrale
Course title (Classe)
LM-78 Philosophy and LM-62 Political Science
Admissions

Unrestricted

Departments

Department of Humanities

Student Services Office
Teaching locations

Vercelli

Course Director

Course overview

The new transdisciplinary Master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Cultural Studies is the first of its kind in Italy to be specifically dedicated to the topics of migration and interculturalism.
The course provides the necessary skills and critical thinking to tackle contemporary issues, such as:

  • harmonious cohabitation, respecting differences in culture
  • social co-operation
  • conveyance of critical understanding to the general public

You will learn how to tackle multicultural challenges with empirical skills, provided by the study of applied social sciences combined with critical and abstract thinking as supplied by philosophy. You will be able to frame practical strategies to tackle the problems of cohabitation and social cohesion in contexts marked by diversity; you will learn to feel comfortable and operate in global contexts thanks to the language skills and international atmosphere provided during the course.

Key features

This transdisciplinary Master’s degree combines Philosophy learning with Political Science studies.
Compared with the Philosophy degree, this programme also covers:

  • Political, economic and social sciences
  • Comparative and international law

Compared with the Political Sciences degree, this programme also covers:

  • Ethics related to public/social issues
  • Debating and communication
  • Philosophy and history
  • Also, this course offers some specific courses:
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • IT studies

Erasmus partnerships

  • Austria: Graz. 
  • Belgium: Liegi. 
  • France: Bordeaux, Lille, Metz, Versailles, Paris Diderot, Grenoble, Chambery. 
  • Germany: “Ludwig Maximilian” (Munich), Marburg, Aachen, Bochum, Potsdam. 
  • Norway: Volda. 
  • Poland: Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lodz, “Adam Mickiewicz” Pozna?. 
  • Portugal: Madeira. 
  • Romania: Alba Iulia, Bucarest. 
  • Spain: Malaga, “Carlos III” (Madrid), “Miguel de Cervantes” (Valladolid), Alcalã, Valencia, Tenerife, Salamanca, Seville, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, Cáceres, Santander, Ciudad Real, Huelva.

Careers and employment opportunities

Interculture specialists can find work in:

  • Public, local, national and international authorities and institutions; particularly front-office roles in local and national public administration
  • All areas of the educational system - from teaching to management; the course also provides the necessary credits for Calls for Teachers in Philosophy and History, and Philosophy and Human Sciences in police forces and stations
  • Political research centres, political and trade union organisations, specialist political associations
  • Non-governmental organisations and Italian/international third sector
  • Private companies and businesses in human resource management and communication