Master’s Course in Diplomatic Studies

MASTER COURSE FOR THE COMPETITION OF THE CAREER IN THE DIPLOMATIC SERVICE
in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

  

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SIOI – P.zza di San Marco 51
00186 Roma
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Presentation

The master’s aims to prepare young graduates for the competition, launched annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the diplomatic career . The curriculum is set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and provides in addition to lectures, simulations of the five written tests in five subject areas of competition.

Master’s Course in Diplomatic Studies

GOAL AND CONTENT

The Master’s aims to prepare young graduates for the competition for the diplomatic career, launched annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and published on the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic.
The curriculum is set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and provides, in addition to lectures, simulations of the five written tests in five subject areas of competition.

ADMISSION TESTS

The master’s course program will be open to candidates who have passed an oral admission test focused on motivation, current international affairs and on the knowledge of the English language (for candidates who don’t possess at least a Level B2 certificate). The candidates’ resumes and academic records will also be examined. The selections are open to graduates and graduating students who will have earned their degree in one of the degree courses related to the following classes, set by the decree of the Minister of Universities, Scientific Research and Technology November 28, 2000: Finance (class no. 19/S), Law (class no. 22/S), International Relations (class no. 60/S), Economic Sciences (class no. 64/S), Political Science (class no. 70/S), Science of Public Administrations (class no. 71/S), Economic Science for Environment and Culture (class no.83/S), Economic and Business Sciences (class no. 84/S), Science for Development Cooperation (class no. 88/S), European Studies (class no. 99/S), as well as the master’s degree in Law (class no. LMG/O1) and all others equivalent by law; even a degree in Law, Political Science, International and Diplomatic Sciences, Economy and Trade, those stated in Article I of the November 19, 1990 Act no. 341 and any other equivalent by law, obtained at universities or institutes of higher education.

Selection mode: the selection process is carried out by a commission made up of the course’s teachers and SIOI’s officials, and it is based on the results of the oral admission tests and on the evaluation of the resumes and academic records. The modality of the tests (online or in-person) will be announced in good time to the candidates. The results will be expressed to the commission’s unquestionable judgement.

The candidates will have to provide:

  • their ID
  • their resume
  • their degree certificate (or a copy) with exams

English and Second Language certificates (if possessed)

PROGRAMME

The Lessons are held three times a week including 600 hours of didactic and at least 1000 hours of individual study. One week of every month is dedicated to written tests which simulate the competition.

The main subjects are:

  • History of International Relations
  • Public and International Law and of the European Union
  • Economic policy and economic cooperation, trade and multilateral finance
  • The English language
  • The French language (2nd Language)
  • The Spanish Language (2nd Language)
  • The German Language (2nd Language – the class will occur provided there are at least 10 students)
  • preparation for logical reasoning tests
  • simulations of written tests in the five subjects
  • exercises on aptitudinal test
  • written exercises on languages (take home modality)
  • classes on the essay’s structure
    • seminars on current international affairs (on which the students will write essays)
MASTER’S DEGREE

At the end of the course the SIOI and Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will issue a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies to participants who have attended at least 80% of the lessons and have carried out the written tests.

ENROLLMENT

The enrollment fee for the master’s course is € 6,500.00. No cost is required for participation in the selection tests. The enrollment form for the selections is available on www.sioi.org  and should be mailed or faxed to SIOI headquarters

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EDUCATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS

Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale, Palazzetto di Venezia, Piazza di San Marco, 51 – 00186 Roma Tel. (39) 06/6920781 Fax 06/6789102 e-mail: formint@sioi.org – info@sioi.org / www.sioi.org

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