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Economics and Political Science

Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali

Information

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Scheda corso
Disciplinary Classification Economic sciences (LM-56) e Political science (LM-62)
Applications and admissions Free. Applicants will be invited to an interview.
Length of the programme 2 years (120 credits)
Attendance Strongly recommended
Location via Conservatorio, 7 - Milano[apre una nuova finestra]
For information e-mail: eps@unimi.it
Tutors Prof. Fabio Franchino
Prof. Francesco Guala
Programme coordinator TBD
Website http://www.eps.unimi.it/apre in nuova finestra
www.demm.unimi.it/corsi-di-laurea
www.facoltaspes.unimi.it
www.unimi.it/studenti/875.htm

Admission requirements

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The Master in Economics and Political Science (EPS) is intended for top level international students.
Admission is based on academic excellence. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent; a strong interest and/or previous studies in economics, political science or related subjects; undergraduate or graduate training in mathematics and quantitative methods or a strong motivation to quickly fill their gaps in these fields; a sound knowledge of spoken and written English.
The evaluation process will take into consideration the applicants’ prior academic records and their motivation
Detailed eligibility requirements can be found at www.eps.unimi.it
Applicants meeting eligibility requirements will be invited to an interview.
Interviews may be held on-site or by videoconference.

Objectives

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Taught entirely in English, EPS is a unique two-year master program integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political Sciences and Quantitative methods.
A fully international student body and faculty from around the world ensure lively exchanges and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Participants can take advantage of double degrees and mobility agreements with leading European universities. Students in EPS will acquire a deep knowledge of the major international economic policy issues and will be trained to become key players and decision makers in global businesses, international organization and government agencies.

 

Career prospects

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Would you like to write on a major international newspaper, negotiate as a sherpa for your government, write the budget for your Ministry of Economic Affairs, manage development projects for an international organisation, analyse and manage regulatory affairs or institutional affairs at a multinational bank, promote global sales for a multinational, or carry out a doctorate in Economics or Political science?
Then EPS is the degree for you.
EPS graduates have a 100% placement record. Two thirds of them are actively employed, abroad or in Italy. One third of them is pursuing a PhD, either in Italy or abroad.

Study abroad as part of the curricular program

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EPS has agreements and exchange programs with several top universities world-wide, where students will be able to attend lectures and obtain credits for their degree.
A bilateral agreement with the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) allows a limited number of students to obtain a double degree in Sciences Economique and Economics and Political Science issued by both institutions. Our partners are selected among the most prestigious academic institutions in France (SciencesPo), Germany (University of Mannheim), Spain (Carlos III University), Norway (University of Oslo), and other European countries. Moreover, an exchange with the HSBC Business School, Peking University Shenzhen (China) has been running since 2014. Finally, new Exchange programs with Plekhanov School of Economics  (Moscow, Russian Federation), Singapore School of Management and Manipal University (Karnataka, India) will be run by a.y. 2016-17.
Students can also participate in internship programmes at institutions such as the European Social Observatory, European Trade Union Institute, and the European Anti-Poverty Network (Brussels), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Barcelona), Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris), the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Italian Institute for foreign trade in New York. Internships may also earn students credits to be included in their curriculum.
For more information http://www.unimi.it/studenti/erasmus/70801.htm

 

Degree syllabus

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I year

1st year Compulsory learning activities
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Advanced macroeconomics 6
Advanced microeconomics 6
Comparative politics 9
Game theory 6
International economic law 6
Optimization 6
Positive political theory 9
Research methods 12

II year

Compulsory learning activities
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Global firms and markets 12
9 ects to be earned by choosing between the following alternatives
- Comparative welfare states
- Empirical methods for economics and policy evaluation
9
6 ects to be earned by choosing between the following alternatives
- Governance of the European Union
- Social justice in a global world
6

Elective activities

  • 3 ects to be earned by choosing between the following alternatives: Foreign language advanced; Computer skills advanced; Orientation seminar; Internship and Laboratory ;
  • 9 ects for elective activities ;
  • Final exam (21 ects).