Philosophy, International and Economic Studies

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This Bachelor's degree programme entirely offered in English offers a flexible, international and multidisciplinary education enabling you to analyze and interpret social, political and economic phenomena 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.

You will be able to develop a critical understanding of philosophical, political and economic texts as well as skills to communicate information on globalization, ideas and possible answers to current issues.

Thanks to the skills you will have gained you will be able to carry out a professional career in such diverse occupations as consultant in international economics, or working in international relations and more particularly focusing on economic and political phenomena in international organizations and private companies.

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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, Global Development and Entrepreneurship 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.