Master Degree in Sustainable Development, Geopolitics of Resources and Arctic Studies

The Italian Society for International Organization – SIOI and Unitelma Sapienza, in agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and CNR, organize the University Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development, Geopolitics of resources and Arctic Studies.
MASTER OUTLINE

The Master’s course has a total duration of 12 months (1500 hours) including educational training activities, individual study, preparation of tests, final project work and curricular internship.
At the end of the course, the preparation of a final Project work (15 CFU) is foreseen, which consists in the preparation and discussion of a thesis on a theme consistent with the modules of the master and approved by the Director of the master. The final paper will be discussed by the candidate and submitted for evaluation by the Commission for the achievement of the master’s degree.

 PROGRAMME

The Master is divided into five learning modules or subject areas.

POLITICAL MODULE (SPS/04 ECTS 10):
• Geostrategic analysis of crisis areas
• Geopolitics of energy
• Geopolitics of resources and environment
• Geopolitics of transports
• The Arctic as a new geo-strategic scenario
• The Arctic Council: history, evolution and composition
ECONOMICAL MODULE (SECS-P/02 ECTS 10):
• Green economy and sustainable development
• Sustainable development and economic perspectives
• Energy efficiency and renewable resources
• The shale gas revolution
• Fishing Management and Ecosystem Protection
• The Blue Gold: Management and Control of Water Resources
• Exploitation of Arctic Energetic Resources
• New Commercial Routes: Changes in the Global Transport Scenarios
LEGAL MODULE (SPS/04 ECTS 10):
• The legal aspects of environmental protection
• The international organizations for environment and energy
• The International Environmental Conventions
• The protection of biodiversity and the struggle against climate change
• The Environmental protection in the EU
• The UN and the international environmental governance: MDGs and 2030 Agenda
• Antarctica: the Washington Treaty and parallelism with the Arctic region
• The Law of the Sea and the Convention of Montegobay
• Legal aspects and environmental impacts of offshore drilling in the Arctic
SCIENTIFIC MODULE (M-GRR/02 ECTS 8):
• Climate change and the environmental impact
• The evolution of global warming and the IPCC
• The consequences of global warming in the Polar Regions
• Protection of the Arctic ecosystem: flora, fauna and indigenous peoples
• Rising of the sea levels and extreme natural phenomena
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL MODULE (SPS/10 ECTS 4):
• The protection of indigenous peoples in the international law
• History of the exploration of the Arctic
• Direct management of the territory: the case of Nunavut and Greenland
• Analysis of the status of indigenous peoples in their national States

 

MASTER’S DEGREE

The evaluation of the issuance of the master’s degree will be based on the participation in educational activities, the attendance of at least 80% of the lessons and of the preparation and argument of the dissertation.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryItaly
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionItalian Society for International Organization
Fields of studyPolitical science and civicsEconomicsLaw (broad programmes)Environmental protection (broad programmes)
Tagsarcticeconomicsenvironmentsafetyclimatemanagement
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