Academic year 2017/2018


Basic Information

Qualification awarded


Qualification Type/Level

EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6

Number of Years/credits

3 years; 180 ECTS

Mode of Study


*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:


Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Arturo Marzano

Language of Teaching


Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

Certificate of completion of Italian upper secondary school or equivalent foreign qualification.

Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences

Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).

Required knowledge and competences support programmes

Students who do not pass the entrance exam are required to take specific courses and/or complete extra reading to prepare for the programme.

General Information

Programme Profile

The B.A. degree in "Sciences for peace: international cooperation and transformation of conflict, L-37" gives students a broad and interdisciplinary education in the field of cooperation, transformation and peaceful resolution of conflicts. At the end of their studies the graduates are supposed to acknowledge the importance of sciences in conflict resolution and to be able to organize and implement activities to reach the promotion of peace and social justice at local, national and international level.

Key Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Programme will be able to demonstrate:
-ability to work in intercultural and international context;
-knowledge of metodologies for the analysis and transformation of conflict;
-understanding of complex contexts and ability to choose appropriate strategy of analysis;
-basic knowledge in projects development;
-ability to comunicate two languages in addition to Italian;

Occupational Profile/s of Graduates

Graduates are able to work in various working context,
in which they are able to analyse the conflict context and explore
strategies to solve conflict and promote peace, justice and social
solidarity. The main occupational profile of graduates are:
-mediator or conciliator of social conflict
-employee in international cooperation organisations
-professional in the field peaceful conflict resolution
-employee in non profit area

Access to further study

The Laurea Degree in PEACE STUDIES, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION normally gives direct access to the corresponding Second Cycle degree programme. It also gives access to some other Second Cycle degree programmes, in which case extra work may be necessary for admission.

Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading

Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).

**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.

Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification

The final exam, to which 3 ECTS are allocated, is an oral presentation of a short written text, which, preferably, describes and critically discusses the issues tackled during the internship experience.

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2017/2018