Philosophy, International and Economic Studies

Website address: www.unive.it/pise-en - Italian version: www.unive.it/pise

This Bachelor's degree programme trains graduates who can analyse and interpret social, political and economic phenomena with a multi-disciplinary approach and at various levels: through logical-philosophical foundations, through familiarity with international reality and the cultures of various countries and through the instruments of economic sciences for the analysis of a macroeconomic context, market behaviours and of economic factors. The course aims to equip students with a flexible education both international and multidisciplinary based on a general vision of the problems of a globalized world with defined geo-political areas.

Admissions process and required competence

This degree programme is of limited admission.

If you possess a non-Italian study qualification, the first compulsory step is the pre-evaluation of the qualification: it is sufficient to register in the apply.unive.it portal, choosing the study programme that interests you and loading the required documentation. After around 15 days, the Welcome Unit of the International Office will give you feedback on your application.

There are two rounds to the selection process; one in the spring (21st April 2017) and one in the summer (in August).

Certificated understanding of the English language at level B2, at least, is required. You have up until 31st December 2017 to achieve and present this certificate.

All details will be published in the call for admissions that will be online from 13th March.

If you are a non-EU student with residence abroad, the Welcome Unit of the International Office will organize a skype call to replace the admissions test.

The appointment for the Skype call will be made through the apply.unive.it portal.

PISE is an interdisciplinary programme that combines elements of three distinct subject areas providing a critical perspective while situating them in the broader social science context. By choosing the appropriate courses, students can then continue on to the relevant Master degrees in Philosophy, International Relations and Economics and Finance offered by Ca’ Foscari since they will have accumulated enough credits to gain access to each of them.

Taught entirely in English, PISE was patterned after the Oxford Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) programme, which was first offered at the prestigious British University in the 1920s.

The PISE lecture series captures the spirit of this new programme: scholars such as Marc Lynch, who also assist leading practitioners in decision making, demonstrate how academic knowledge can be applied in working towards the common good.

In this context professors such as Fred Lawson, Gregory Gause, III, Joseph Grieco, John Ikenberry, Gilles Kepel, Eugene Rogan, Avi Shlaim, Roger Goodman, Rosemary Foot, Rosemarie Brisciana, Gary Sick, Michael Willis, Helene von Bismarck, Patrick Cohrs and many others came to Venice for lectures, seminars and held research fellowships at Ca’ Foscari creating a bridge between PISE students and the world of international research.

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