60 credits ECTS
Compulsory courses:  16 credits ECTS
Optional courses:       25 credits ECTS
Final Research Paper: 19 credits ECTS


Modules 1 and 4 are compulsory for all students. Additionally, students must choose 15 ECTS credits from module 2 and 10 ECTS credits from module 3.


Each subject is 5 ECTS credits except otherwise specified.


Module 1: Theory and Methodology (15 ECTS credits)

  • Main Themes and Research Methods in Political Philosophy 
  • Modern Political Philosophy 
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy 


Module 2: Optional courses in Political Theory and Philosophy (choose 15 ECTS credits) 

  • Democracy and Political Liberalism: theoretical and institutional features 
  • Ethical Questions 
  • Nationalism Today 
  • Distributive Justice Today 
  • Political Theory in the 21st Century 
  • Global Ethics
  • Arts and Politics


Module 3: Optional Courses in Political Philosophy, Social Theory and the Social Sciences  (choose 10 ECTS credits) 

  • Diversity and Immigration Policies
  • Religion in the Age of Pluralism 
  • Health and Inequality
  • Citizenship and Democracy in the EU 
  • Federalism and Federations: political theory and comparative politics 
  • Social Psychological Approaches to Society and the Individual
  • Advanced Themes in Philosophy 
  • Discourse Analysis II: Socio-cognitive features 
  • Current Research on Diverse Democracies 
  • The Current Financial and Economic Crises and their Impact on the Social Wellbeing of Citizenship
  • Politics and Gender
  • Empire Formation in the Modern and Contemporary World
  • The Construction of the State
  • Colonial systems and non European societies
  • Comparative Constitutional Justice (4 ECTS)
  • International Law on Sustainable Development (4 ETCS)
  • Law and Gender Policies  (4 ECTS)
  • International Relations (4 ECTS)
  • Global Law, Justice and Democracy (4 ECTS)


Module 4:

  • Master Thesis Seminar (1 ECTS)
  • Final Research Paper (19 ECTS)


TOTAL: 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.

+ Special Session: Preparing for the Academic Market