MESCI-Development Economics and International Cooperation

Master in
Development Economics and
International Cooperation


Applications will be accepted until September 26th, 2018.


Master MESCI - Bridging Skills for Sustainable Development

MESCI - Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation Bridging Skills for Sustainable Development is a one year international Masters (M2 level) programme (60 credits) in development economics and international cooperation at the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The programme, which is taught in English, provides a solid grounding in the most recent economic theory in micro- and macroeconomics, as well as in econometrics and statistics.

This intensive Master aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of economic development issues, as well as with analytical skills and methods for applied research on poverty, inequality, migration, labour, credit, gender, environmental and trade issues.

Courses are grounded in the current challenges the world is facing in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and students are provided with opportunities to learn and interact with staff from United Nations specialized agencies headquartered in Rome (FAO, IFAD and WFP), where many past have subsequently gone on to do internships and to find employment.

The programme also provides excellent preparation for PhD studies,



So what difference will a master's degree really make to you? And can you measure your return on investment?


MESCI students with the Nobel Prize

Amartya Sen, the Nobel Prize in Economic Science  for work on human rights, poverty and inequality, has changed the way governments deal with famines.