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University of Milan - Department of Social and Political Sciences

University of Milan - Department of Social and Political Sciences

University of Milan - Department of Social and Political Sciences


The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.

A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.

Milan is, in fact, the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.

The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.

The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the center of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).

Among the palazzos that house the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city center - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.

The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 47 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.

The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgments on an increasingly frequent basis.

Key facts about the University and the Faculty SPES

The University of Milan is the only Italian university among the 21 members of LERU (League of European Research Universities)

It regularly ranks at the highest positions among Italian universities in international rankings

It offers more than 130 study Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, together with 33 Doctoral programmes and several vocationally-oriented courses, with a total amount of more than 60.000 students.

IPLE Bachelor’s programme is run jointly by the three Departments of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences: DILHPS (Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies), SPS (Department of Social and Political Sciences), and DEMM (Department of Economics, Management, and Quantitative Methods).

The Faculty is conveniently situated in a historical building in the centre of Milan, close to the Duomo (Milan’s Cathedral), the music college “Conservatorio”, and Milan’s fashion district

Advantages in studying in Milano

Study in one of the most prestigious and dynamic Italian universities.

Study in English in a vibrant cosmopolitan environment, in a city that hosts eight universities.

Live in a modern and lively city, fashion capital and youngsters’ favorite travel destination, in a country famous for its cultural heritage, historical attractions, and quality of life.

Choose to be among the first BA students to establish bridges between cultures, countries and educational systems


  • Milan

    Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 20122, Milan