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Politics and Policy Analysis


2 yrs
120 CFU

This MSc aims to provide an advanced education in Political Science and the topics of public policy analysis. Students will understand the complex political, economic and social dynamics of the modern world, how national and international institutions deal with them and how to act in such contexts. 

They will acquire advanced training in the methods of analysis and study of both public policies and the institutions which lead the decision making process.

Specifically, the program:

  • Gives students a complete preparation in the two major areas of Political Science (Comparative Politics and International Relations), integrated with knowledge of the role of laws and of the evolution of population dynamics in political contexts
  • Gives a complete preparation with advanced quantitative skills in both theoretical and empirical methods, which will be applied to evaluating public policies, the public sector, the policy decision making process and political dynamics
  • Develops competencies promoting soft skills such as teamwork, the ability to present and discuss effectively, the capacity to think critically and to understand major political and policy-making issues
  • Develops skills through interdisciplinary teaching activities organized into workshops, which foster the understanding of political and social problems from different perspectives. Teaching methods support interaction between faculty and students and among students.

The MSc in Politics and Policy Analysis offers three different paths, which will expose you to different international learning environments (Politics and Policy Analysis, LSE-Bocconi Double Degree, Sciences Po-Bocconi Double Degree). You can choose the program that best fits your individual needs and preferences.

Applicants to LSE-Bocconi Double Degree and Sciences Po-Bocconi Double Degree are required to complete a specific application.

Program Director

Lanny Martin

Understanding politics and the process of policy formulation and implementation in a rapidly changing society is complex – but essential. This unique Bocconi graduate program in Political Science allows students to acquire deep knowledge of the challenging political, economic and social dynamics of the modern world and to identify how the political process shapes policy outcomes. 

Students learn how national and international institutions deal with these dynamics, and will be prepared to find innovative and effective solutions to real-world policy problems. By combining a rigorous advanced knowledge of quantitative disciplines with a multi-disciplinary approach, students develop critical thinking on political and policy-making issues, and analytical skills to successfully design policies and take action in dynamic and complex political contexts.

Lancio di tocchi

Program Placement

of our graduates
are employed one year after graduation
of our graduates
are employed on graduation day
of our graduates
are employed abroad on graduation day

Strong Showing in Rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Social Sciences and Management

in Europe
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Social Sciences and Management


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