Economics and Political Science  

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-56/LM-62 Economic sciences/Political science
Application and Admission Open, subject to entry requirements. How to apply.
Course Duration 2 years - See the Plan of study
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Location via Conservatorio 7 - Milano
Course Language English
Head of Studies Massimiliano Bratti
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Programme Description

Course Objectives and Structure

EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences and Quantitative methods.

The EPS degree is a multidisciplinary programme, presenting a balanced offer of courses in economics and political science and quantitative methods.

During the first year, students will be trained in advanced general tools of the three disciplines, whereas in the II year teaching focuses on advanced topics in the domains of international economics and politics.
Training also includes internships in international organizations, or businesses, in-house laboratories and the writing of a final dissertation.

During their career, EPS students can also take advantage of double degrees and mobility agreements with leading  worldwide universities (Louvain, Shenzen, Madrid, Mannheim, Oslo and others).

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree
    Applicants should have earned at least 60 ECTS credits or equivalent in the following fields: business administration, computer science, economics, law, management, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology or statistics.
  • English language proficiency
    The knowledge of English will be assessed during the admission interview. A IELTS or TOEFl will be taken in account.
  • Mathematics and Quantitative methods background
    Applicants must have earned at least 6 ECTS credits in Mathematics or Quantitative methods.

Candidates lacking this requirement will have to attend a crash course in Mathematics. Crash courses is Statistics and  Microeconomics are also offered.
Scores in GRE or GMAT will also be taken in account in evaluating of the application .

Career Prospects

The EPS degree is designed to train students in advanced methodologies, analytical tools and quantitative and qualitative techniques used in all fields of economics and political science.

EPS graduates will be ready to undertake a wide array of career paths in multinational companies, political institutions, public organizations, and other professions demanding high intellectual skills, robust technical competencies and versatile knowledge. They will also be well prepared to engage in further academic research in top PhD programmes.

91% of the EPS graduates in 2012 are actively employed or have enrolled in PhD programs. Among them, 41% are now based abroad and 59% in Italy. 37% are analysts or consultants in marketing/sales sector, 11% work as analysts, brokers or consultants in banking/finance/insurance sector, 11%  in international organizations and public administrations, 8% work in Web/Tv sector, 7% in public relations sector. Finally, 26% are pursuing a PhD, in Italian and foreign universities.

Study Plan


Game theory
Research methods
Advanced microeconomics
International Economic Law
Positive political theory
Advanced macroeconomics
Comparative politics


Global firms and markets

Curriculum I – International economics and politics     

International political economy
Governance of the European Union

Curriculum II – Globalization, inequality and social policy   
Comparative welfare states
Social justice in a global world 
Elective activities
3- credit activities (advanced computer skills; advanced foreign language; internship; laboratory)  
21- Dissertation