Learning objectives

The second-cycle degree course in International and European Relations aims to train graduates interested in international careers. The proposed training programme thus allows access, subject to passing the relative competitions, to a diplomatic career and employment in international organisations. Graduates in International and European Relations can also aspire to the position of officials or managers in non-governmental organisations engaged in international cooperation, party organisations, evaluation and advisory agencies, public and private enterprises, and media organisations.

The profile of the International and European Relations graduate

The proposed training programme deepens and strengthens the knowledge and comprehension skills already acquired during the first cycle of studies and enables them to be developed in an original way, including in the field of research. At the end of their training, graduates should be able to apply their acquired knowledge, critically evaluate problems related to their field of study and tackle new and unfamiliar areas in interdisciplinary contexts.
The second-cycle degree graduate possesses:

  • the ability to apply the knowledge acquired and to understand problems related to their field of study, even in new and unfamiliar areas, as well as in interdisciplinary contexts;
  • the ability to make articulate judgements on the basis of the information available, even if limited or incomplete;
  • the ability to articulate and defend their own position on the most relevant issues of contemporary society, taking into account the complexity of international phenomena and the presence of other positions or perspectives;
  • a level of linguistic competence that allows them to communicate, in the European and international social reality, effectively in French and fluently in English;
  • the ability to communicate clearly one's own knowledge and the results of one's own research, as well as the ability to discuss competently the methodologies applied;
  • the ability to write texts that are correct, on a formal and substantive level, and rigorous in method and content;
  • the ability to critically elaborate the notions and methodologies learnt;
  • the ability to have an autonomous method of study, learning and individual reflection that enables one to keep up to date and deepen the disciplinary skills acquired