Master of Science in Economics and International Politics 24 months Postgraduate Program By USI - Università della Svizzera italiana |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

4,000 CHFTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

30 Apr, 2024Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economics of Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, based in Lugano, in collaboration with Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali (ASERI) of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, based in Milan. The full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS for a usual duration of 4 semesters and gives the possibility of obtaining a double degree, i.e:

  •   a Swiss Master's degree awarded by USI (Laurea magistrale under Swiss law);
  •   a first-level university Master's degree issued by the ASERI of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan under Italian legislation.

In the new edition, more space has been given to economics and political science subjects and two courses in 'Methodology of Social Research' have been introduced. The MEPIN offers a wide range of scientific tools and specific skills that are indispensable for understanding the economic and political phenomena linked to globalisation and the functioning of public and international institutions. The proposed Master's programme develops its curriculum around the interdisciplinary study of economics, finance, law, international institutions and international politics. It will also provide multidisciplinary and managerial knowledge necessary to address issues such as sustainable development, economic and financial ethics and, more generally, forms of cooperation between public authorities and private economic operators aimed at achieving a common objective, such as the provision of a service or the creation and management of a project.

The program is taught in:

  • Italian

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economics of Università della Svizzera italiana, USI, based in Lugano, in collaboration with Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali (ASERI) of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, based in Milan. The full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS for a usual duration of 4 semesters and gives the possibility of obtaining a double degree, i.e:

  •   a Swiss Master's degree awarded by USI (Laurea magistrale under Swiss law);
  •   a first-level university Master's degree issued by the ASERI of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan under Italian legislation.

In the new edition, more space has been given to economics and political science subjects and two courses in 'Methodology of Social Research' have been introduced. The MEPIN offers a wide range of scientific tools and specific skills that are indispensable for understanding the economic and political phenomena linked to globalisation and the functioning of public and international institutions. The proposed Master's programme develops its curriculum around the interdisciplinary study of economics, finance, law, international institutions and international politics. It will also provide multidisciplinary and managerial knowledge necessary to address issues such as sustainable development, economic and financial ethics and, more generally, forms of cooperation between public authorities and private economic operators aimed at achieving a common objective, such as the provision of a service or the creation and management of a project.

The program is taught in:

  • Italian

Admission requirements

30 Apr 2024
2 Years
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

2,000 CHF
-

International Students

4,000 CHF
-

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The USI Bachelor's diploma enables students to continue at the postgraduate level (Master's degree). 

Our programmes

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) offers 7 Bachelor's programmes: 

  • Architecture
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  • Communication
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  • Data Science
  • Theology
  • Philosophy

The Bachelor in Architecture is organised at the Academy of Architecture, on the Mendrisio campus.

All other Bachelor programs are organised on the Lugano campus. USI Bachelor curricula provide levels of specialisation and, at the same time, a multidisplinary approach, combining quality education with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, offering many opportunities for informal dialogue between faculty and students.

Credits

All courses are awarded with ECTS points. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) guarantees that credits are compatible and transferable within all European universities. A full time academic year consists of 60 ECTS (30 credits each semester). Full Bachelor studies correspond to 180 ECTS. The second level of university studies (postgraduate or Master's degree), which completes the "3 + 2" system (Bologna system), consists in three or four semesters, equivalent to 90 or 120 ECTS.

Educational model

International faculty teach students with an interdisciplinary, engaging and interactive approach. The USI educational model is enhanced by a system that closely accompanies students in their learning path, with small classes enabling group exercises and direct dialogue with professors.

Teaching language

The official teaching language of the Bachelors in Architecture, Economics, Communication, Italian Language, Literature and Civilisation, Theology and Philosophy is Italian. Interested students can attend intensive Italian courses before the beginning of the autumn semester and the extensive courses throughout the academic year.

The Bachelor of Science in Informatics is taught entirely in English. Interested students are offered an intensive English language course before the beginning of the academic year and a technical English course during the first semester.

The Master's degrees at USI are defined by their high level of specialization, leading to international careers both in the professional and academic fields. Distinguished faculty in the respective disciplines provide innovative and quality teaching with a strong interdisciplinary approach and in collaboration with local and international institutions. The direct dialogue with professors and the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Univeristy are the elements that enable students to broaden their views and to define their education individually. Theory is applied in case studies and consulting projects for companies and other business entities (field project).

The Master of Science or Master of Arts degrees are full-time graduate-level specialisation programs (3 or 4 semesters) awarded with 90-120 ECTS points.

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