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B.Sc. On Campus Blended

International Relations and Global Affairs

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

36 months
8190 EUR/year
3500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in learning about different societies, cultural traditions, and institutions around the world? Do you wonder why some countries are wealthier than others? Why some are in peace and others at war? Then this International Relations and Global Affairs course at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is perfect for you. 

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The Undergraduate Program in International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is a unique program addressing these topics. Combining history and political science, economics and law, sociology and psychology, the program provides a coherent interdisciplinary curriculum that allows students to develop their understanding of how people, groups, countries, and international organizations interact in different parts of the world.

Career Opportunities 

Holding a degree in International Relations and Global Affairs will allow you to consider a number of different options for your future career: your political, historical and economic skills will be the perfect base for an international career in governmental institutions and NGOs, or in journalism; your grasp of psychology and group dynamics will tailor you for the HR department of large organizations and firms, and your quantitative skills will suit you for consultancies as well as for international marketing research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global ethics and restorative justice 
  • History of international relations 
  • History of political thought 
  • International and European Union law 
  • International economics  
  • International relations 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications received in this round will only be evaluated up until July 15, on the basis of places becoming available following possible withdrawals.


180 ECTS


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • IRGA’s interdisciplinary curriculum includes a wide range of disciplines: from History, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, Economics, International Relations, Law and Quantitative Methods. This curriculum thus requires entry students to already be familiar with world history, institutions and cultures and to master basic logical, quantitative and analytical tools. 
  • The program contains a substantial quantitative component and candidates should have a solid grasp of mathematics. This can be demonstrated either by their transcripted Secondary School grades in Math or by taking a standardized test such as the SATs or the ACTs. International candidates are therefore encouraged to submit SAT (evidence-based reading, writing and math) or ACT (writing, reading and math) test scores, which will be considered by the admission board and strengthen their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8190 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8190 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • European Residents: A student may pay from a minimum of about €3500 to a maximum of about €9200 per year. (depending on the family income)

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Università Cattolica in order to foster the access of international student to the degree programs. The discount covers about 37% of the total cost. Applicants are notified of the award by e-mail when they receive an offer for admission.

This scholarship is automatically extended from year to year for the normal duration of the degree program. Successful candidates must maintain full-time enrolment status in order to finish their degrees on time. Should the candidate be unable to graduate on the expected date, all additional costs will be at the student’s expense.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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