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Cattolica International

International Relations

School Campus Duration  Total ECTS
ASERI Milan, Italy January - December 2020 60

The Master in International Relations focuses on international relations, economics, politics and law, as well as those emerging issues that challenge today’s global system. It provides a well-balanced combination of theory and practice, enriching the learning process. 

Distinguished Faculty and top-level professionals make the Master a unique experience.  

The Master trains professionals with the analytical skills to comprehend the different elements that constitute our complex world; to develop students’ abilities to collect and interpret information and international events; to manage technical and scientific aspects of international projects; to help students identify and interact with local and global cultures through a multidisciplinary approach and specialized competences.

The Master is taught by ASERI, Graduate school of Economics and International Relations. ASERI Masters' courses are in response to the current job market demands: they train students in a constant face to face comparison with theoretical topics, but provoking their personalities and experiences to form a practical and highly professional point of view.

Upon completion of the Master, students will be prepared to manage and evaluate specific international events and problems from different perspectives, consistently with their previous training and experience, within numerous organizations:
  • International Institutions
  • Private Companies
  • Research Centers
  • Public Administration
  • NGOs

Past Internships

African Union - Sudan
ASYLUM ACCESS - Ecuador
Associazione Italia Russia - Italy
AVSI - Italy
Bank of New York Mellon - Italy
Cairo Institute for Human Rights studies - Egypt
CARI - Argentina
Chatham House - United Kingdom
CheBanca! - Italy
Consulate General of Ecuador - Spain
Consulate General of Lebanon - Italy
Consulate General of the United States - Italy
COOPI - Italy
Delegation of the EU to Russia - Russia
Edison - Belgium
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia - Belgium
Eni - Italy
ENTSOG - Belgium
European Parliament - Belgium
FAO - Italy
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic - Italy
ICE - U.S.A.
IEMed - Spain
Il Caffè Geopolitico - Italy
Istituto Affari Internazionali - Italy
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - Netherlands
International Organization for Migration - Belgium
Italo-Russian Chamber of Commerce - Italy
ITC/ILO - Italy
ITSTIME - Italy
LVMH - Italy
MARSH - Italy
Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico - Italy
Nielsen - U.S.A.
OSCE - Serbia
Otterbein University - U.S.A.
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt - Germany
Pro Ecuador - Italy
Project for People - Italy
ProMexico - Italy
PROMOS - Morocco, Israel, Italy
Representation of the European Commission in Spain - Spain
SACE - Italy
Spanish Tourist Office - Italy
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies - Netherlands
Transcrime - Italy
UNCTAD - Switzerland
UNESCO - France
UNDEF - U.S.A.
Università degli Studi di Trento - Italy  
UNRIC - Belgium
UniCredit - Germany, Italy
WHO - Switzerland

The year spent at ASERI, at the Master in International Relations has been a highly enriching experience from every point of view. The plus of the Master, for me, is given by the diversity I had to face every single day in the class, where everything was an opportunity to discuss and confront with other students and professors of different backgrounds, nationalities and cultures. Almost six months after the end of the Master I can say that all my expectations have been completely satisfied: I feel I have gained a better understanding of myself and of the world and the people around me.

Michele Varalda, Consultant, Risk & Compliance, KPMG Advisory SpA, Milan, Italy


During my ASERI experience, I learned almost as much from my colleagues as I did from my professors. Our various personal and professional experiences deepened our classroom discussions and created learning opportunities outside of our reading material. I also thoroughly enjoyed studying with accomplished professors, who encouraged me to seek to understand our world in new ways. All of this with the background of the beautiful city of Milan – what a special opportunity it was to study at ASERI!

Laurel Zigerelli,Deputy Project Manager & Latin America Research Analyst, Ascendant Program Services, LLC, MIR 2014-2015, USA