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University of Siena
Italy, Siena
Department of Economics and Statistics Italy, Siena, Piazza S. Francesco, 7/8 - 53100
Tuition fee

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

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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.

Programme structure

The MSc in Economics is taught entirely in English.

MIUR degree class: LM-56 Second cycle degree in Economic Sciences
Duration in years: 2
Credits: 120
Double degree curriculum Economics: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) or University of Uppsala (Sweden)

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Nov 1, 2019
Application deadline
Jan 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020
Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Feb 1, 2020
Application deadline
Apr 28, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States