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2 years
Master's degree
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English, Italian

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Master in Economics and Development

About this program

Master in Economics and Development

The MSc in Economics and Development offers lessons and research projects in the heart of Florence. With its interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of economics and an excellent student to staff ratio, this MSc offers an international environment thanks to its students which come from all over the world, and its teaching staff from the Department of Economics and Management, the Department of Statistics, the Department of Law, and the Department of Political Science of the University of Florence together with visiting professors from other universities around the world.

The MSc in Economics and Development provides two curricula: a curriculum in Development Economics and a curriculum in Economics. Each curriculum prepares students for different careers, and it is a worthy experience which equips students with advanced tools to conduct theoretical and applied research in the fields of economics or economic development, to collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative information from local, national and international datasets, and to use economic and econometric methods to evaluate and formulate global and sectoral economic policies.

Both curricula provide students with a competitive advantage in any profession that requests a diversified spectrum of skills to analyse and possibly solve socio-economic problems within international organisations, companies or governments. Key competences acquired by graduates and which are highly valued by employers include solid economic knowledge, problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and economic intuition. A sound background in economics and quantitative methods is matched with a multidisciplinary approach (legal, business, finance, historic, etc.) to allow students to develop other useful skills for the job market.

Admission requirements

Applicants should have a final undergraduate grade with pass proceed (i.e. permit to proceed to graduate studies). Applicants who graduated in Italy should have a final grade of at least 99/110 (for foreign students: if the pass proceed is not indicated it will be calculated). Students who do not fulfil this requirement but are motivated are welcome to apply but may be asked to sit an interview (admission decisions are taken by the Admission Committee-see below). A reference letter from a university professor is strongly recommended.

The current academic entry requirements from a BA degree course are:

  • Economics 18 credits
  • Statistics 6 credits
  • Mathematics 6 credits
  • a very good working knowledge (written and oral) of the English Language is essential (at least a B2 level of the Common European Framework i.e. equivalent to a Cambridge First Certificate).

Students who do not meet these academic requirements (in terms of credits), need to pass the required exams before being formally admitted. The “missing” credits can be taken at the University of Florence or in the University of origin of the potential candidates. To satisfy the English language proficiency requirements students need to satisfy one of the following requirements

  • give evidence that their undergraduate degree course was taught entirely in English
  • certify their knowledge at a European B2 level (Cambridge First certificate, TOEFL, IELTS etc.)
  • pass the B2 English language test organised by Dr. Ilona V. Cziraky (ilona.cziraky@unifi.it), who is in charge of the degree course’s language admission test.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Development Microeconomics
  • Development Macroeconomics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Economics of Innovations
  • Health and Education Economics
  • Human Development and International Cooperation
  • Mathematical Methods for Economic Analysis
  • Measurement and Causes of Poverty
  • Firms’ Financing, Bank Management and Sustainable Finance
  • Corporate Governance, Firms’ Financing and Financial Markets
  • Corporate Governance, Bank Management and Sustainable Finance
  • Joint Seminar Florence-Goettingen
  • Stata Lab. I: Software
  • Stata Lab. II: Models and Applications
  • Policy Evaluation Methods and Practices Lab
  • Econometrics Lab.
  • Economics Lab.
  • English for Economics
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Year 2

  • International and Financial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Economic Law
  • International law
  • Agriculture Development and Poverty
  • Agri-food Economics
  • Anthropology and Development
  • Economic History of Globalisation
  • Environment and Development
  • History of Economic Thought
  • International Conflict Transformation
  • Labour economics and Gender
  • Local and Industrial Development Economics
  • Microeconometrics
  • Politics of Globalisation and Human Rights
  • Agriculture Development and Poverty
  • Agri-food Economics
  • Anthropology and Development
  • Economic History of Globalisation
  • Economic Law
  • Economics of Innovations
  • English for Economics
  • Environment and Development
  • French
  • German
  • Health and Education Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Human Development and International Coop
  • International and Financial Economics
  • International Conflict Transformation
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics and Gender
  • Local and Industrial Development Economics
  • Mathematical Methods for Economic Analysis
  • Measurement and Causes of Poverty
  • Microeconometrics
  • Politics of Globalisation and Human Rights
  • Spanish
  • Elements of Policy Evaluation Methods

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Qualification

The curriculum in Development Economics of the MSc in Economics and Development provides an ideal background for pursuing a PhD programme (in Development Economics and related topics) at leading universities around the world or for work as a professional development economist in national and international agencies, civil service appointments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector companies with interests in developing countries.

The curriculum in Economics of the MSc in Economics and Development provides an ideal background for pursuing a PhD programme (in Economics and related topics) at leading universities around the world or for work as a professional economist in a wide range of positions in private economic consultancy agencies, business, finance, national and international organisations and governments.

Career paths

Graduates will be able to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative information from local, national and international datasets. They will also be able to apply decision methodologies and analysis within full or incomplete information frameworks. Their knowledge of economic phenomena will enable them to relate micro and macro phenomena and to use theoretical and applied (including econometric) tools to analyse economic systems, evaluate and formulate economic policies. Courses aim at providing a sound background in economics and quantitative methods, but also allows a multidisciplinary approach (Historic, legal etc).

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Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence)

The University of Florence dates back to the Studium Generale set up by the Florentine Republic in 1321. It has had very famous scholars (Galileo Galilei) and professors as well as the two most recent Italian Prime Ministers (Giuseppe Conte...


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