ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (EPS) Classi LM-56/LM-62-Enrolled from 2014/2015 academic year

area Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2016/2017
LM-56 - Scienze dell'economia, LM-62 - Scienze della politica
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Inglese
International title
Double Degree
The design of the EPS master's degree is highly innovative in the Italian university system. Even if inter-disciplinary second-level degrees are not altogether missing in the Italian context, no two-year master's degree in economics and politics is presently offered by any Italian university.
What is inexistent in Italy, however, is common in the academic tradition of most EU and non-EU countries. In the English-speaking world, in particular, the undergraduate and graduate programmes in Philosophy, Politics and Economics have represented for more than a century the privileged access to prestigious professional careers in both the economic and the political field, in public and private sectors alike. Similar experiences are also familiar in the French- and German-speaking university systems.
These deeply rooted traditions are another factor behind the intention of organising the EPS degree as a fully internationalised programme, promoting mobility and joint degree agreements with similar courses offered by foreign universities. The language of instruction is English.
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.
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The programme is intended for top level international students. About 40 students are expected to enrol each year, which will guarantee an optimal ratio between instructors and 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 record, their motivation and performance at the interview (see below).
More specifically, applicants who obtained their bachelor's degrees from Italian Universities are eligible for admission if they hold a "laurea" degree belonging to any one of the "classi di laurea" (degree classes) listed below under the heading "Note 1".
Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign Universities are eligible for admission if they hold a bachelor's degree in economics, political science, or other broadly related subjects (from history to industrial engineering, from management to mathematics, from philosophy to sociology, and so on), provided that their bachelor's degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian "laurea" degrees listed below.
Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

a) They must 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. The ECTS credit value of foreign applicants' undergraduate studies will be assessed by the EPS admissions committee. Applicants holding an Italian bachelor's degree must have earned the required credits within the set of admissible "settori scientifico-disciplinari" (disciplinary scientific sectors) listed below under the heading "Note 2".

Among these, at least 6 credits should have been earned within the following "settori-scientifico disciplinari) (disciplinary scientific sectors): MAT/01 - Logica matematica ; MAT/02 - Algebra; MAT/03 - Geometria; MAT/05 - Analisi matematica ; MAT/06 - Probabilità e statistica matematica ; MAT/08 - Analisi numerica; MAT/09 - Ricerca operativa ; SECS-S/06 - Metodi matematici dell'economia e delle scienze attuariali e finanziarie.

Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in foreign Universities should exhibit a comparable academic record or competence in logics, statistics and mathematics.

Candidates who have not already earned 6 credits in these disciplines, should satisfy the admission requirements before being admitted to the EPS programme by following a preliminary course on mathematical and quantitative topics that will be held before the beginning of the normal courses.

b) Non-native speakers of English must be able to demonstrate their knowledge of English either by showing they have at least one year of university studies at institutions where the language of instruction is English, or during the interview
The possessing of a IELTS or TOEFL will also be taken into account

c) A GRE or GMAT will be taken into account

Applicants meeting the above requirements will be invited to an interview.
Interviews may be held on-site or by videoconference (see below).
The degree in Economics and Political Science offers the opportunity to study at several European universities, where students will be able to attend lectures and obtain credits for their degree.
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. 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. 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. The modules offered by our partners include core subjects and disciplines of Economics and Political Science such as Industrial Organization, Welfare Economics, European Law, Comparative and International Politics. The choice of modules is made by students before their departure in collaboration with the programme coordinator; the credits are recognized officially and included in the curriculum at the end of the exchange period.
The degree in Economics and Political Science also offers the opportunity to 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), and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Internships may also earn students credits to be included in their curriculum.

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Game theory 6 40 Inglese
Optimization 6 60 Inglese
Research methods 12 80 Inglese
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Advanced microeconomics 6 40 Inglese
International economic law 6 40 Inglese
Positive political theory 9 60 Inglese
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Advanced macroeconomics 6 40 Inglese
Comparative politics 9 60 Inglese
Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Global firms and markets 12 80 Inglese
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Comparative welfare states 9 60 Inglese
Governance of the european union 6 40 Inglese
Social justice in a global world 6 40 Inglese
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
International political economy 9 60 Inglese
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Final exam 21 Italiano
Regole di composizione
- Students must earn 9 credits by selecting one of the following alternatives:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Comparative welfare states 9 60 Inglese Secondo trimestre
International political economy 9 60 Inglese Terzo trimestre
- Students must earn 6 credits by selecting one of the following alternatives:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Governance of the european union 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre
Social justice in a global world 6 40 Inglese Secondo trimestre
Primo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Advanced computer skills 3 20 Inglese
Secondo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Laboratory of empirical analysis of inequality 3 20 Inglese
Terzo trimestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Orientation seminar 3 20 Inglese
Non definito
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Facoltativo
Advanced foreign language: french 3 Italiano
Advanced foreign language: german 3 Italiano
Advanced foreign language: spanish 3 Italiano
Regole di composizione
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities
- Students must earn 3 credits by selecting one of the following alternatives: Foreign language: advanced; Computer skills: advanced; Internship; Laboratory; Orientation seminars
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo
Advanced computer skills 3 20 Inglese Primo trimestre
Laboratory of empirical analysis of inequality 3 20 Inglese Secondo trimestre
Orientation seminar 3 20 Inglese Terzo trimestre
Advanced foreign language: french 3 Italiano Non definito
Advanced foreign language: german 3 Italiano Non definito
Advanced foreign language: spanish 3 Italiano Non definito
1. Optimization is propaedeutic to Global firms and markets
2. Game theory is propaedeutic to Global firms and markets, Positive political theory, International political economy
3. Advanced microeconomics is propaedeutic to Advanced macroeconomics
4. Advanced macroeconomics and Research methods are propaedeutic to International political economy and Global firms and markets
Sedi didattiche
Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences - Via Conservatorio, 7 - 20122 MILANO
Presidente del Collegio Didattico
MASSIMILIANO BRATTI
Professori tutor