|Study location||Italy, Siena, Piazza San Francesco 7/8 - 53100 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Economics (JACS L100)
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (LM-56 Second cycle degree in Economic Sciences)|
The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year). You can calculate the amount to be paid per year at this link.
|Application fee||€30 per programme
You will receive an e-mail with the payment instructions.
Bachelor/Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Candidates are normally required to hold a three-year degree (B.A.) in economics, or in business with strong quantitative competencies. Students with a B.A. in other social sciences can be admitted if they show to possess good competencies in economics. Applications from students with a degree in mathematics or statistics are encouraged as well.
To be admitted to the MSc in Economics, candidates should possess:
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After the evaluation
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Procedures at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives
EU citizens – Non EU citizens with regular permit to stay – Italians with degrees obtained abroad
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): World.
In order to take the MSc courses, students must have an adequate knowledge of the English language, at minimum B2 level, as established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students can demonstrate the required knowledge level either through an approved international certification (see the list) of international certifications recognized by the University of Siena), or by passing a B2 level exam at the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA).
After enrolment in Siena, students having an international certification must present it to the CLA office. The CLA is located in Piazza San Francesco 7, Siena (more details can be found in the related website).
For students who are obliged to pass the B2 exam, the University of Siena offers B2 level courses. Dates of the exams and timetables of the courses are reported in the CLA website. The timetable of the English courses is also included in the MSc courses timetable.
Students are strongly encouraged to pass the B2 exam as soon as possible, in order to be able to fruitfully take the MSc courses.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The MSc in Economics is a two-year graduate programme (*) that aims to provide an advanced level of education in economics. The program, held entirely in English, is built on four core courses — quantitative methods for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics — and offers a wide array of specialized topics in most fields of contemporary economics, covering a number of cutting-edge advancement.
The MSc in Economics is designed to give students the ability to approach a variety of economic and social issues. Moreover, the cultural tradition of the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena has always encouraged a pluralistic approach to the analysis of economic problems, in the belief that exposure to competing theoretical perspectives facilitates understanding of economic phenomena. In the same spirit, Siena has always favoured “contamination” of the economic approach with other disciplines, such as other social sciences, history, law, as well as biology, psychology, etc.
The programme offers many opportunities to spend periods in other European universities through the Erasmus Programme. Currently, the course gives access to a double degree programme with the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and other programmes are in the process of being finalised.
The MSc programme profits from the international research environment provided by the Department of Economics and Statistics, with its network of relations with prominent international institutions, resulting in frequent visits by both scholars and researchers. Moreover, the Department has been running a PhD programme in Economics since the early 1980s. The MSc course benefits from the competencies gained through our PhD programme, which has attracted students from all over the world, creating a vibrant community of international graduate students.
(*) Until the academic year 2018-19, the MSc in Economics has been a curriculum in the Laurea Magistrale in Economia/Economics. From 2019-20, subject to Ministerial approval, it will become a stand-alone Laurea Magistrale.
The MSc in Economics is taught entirely in English.
MIUR degree class: LM-56 Second cycle degree in Economic Sciences
Duration in years: 2
Double degree curriculum Economics: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) or University of Uppsala (Sweden)
A student who is awarded the MSc in Economics should have the flexibility and skills that are necessary to begin a career in academic institutions, research centres, central banks, and national or international organizations, but is well equipped also for more operative jobs in the public or private sector, where both a broad view and excellent problem solving skills are most required.
Our courses have a well established reputation in Italy and abroad. Many of our former students have continued their graduate studies in leading academic institutions and gained positions at universities, in research departments, and in private companies.