MESCI-Development Economics and International Cooperation

Master in
Development Economics and
International Cooperation

Prerequisites and Administrative Info


Candidates are required to possess the following requisites:

  • Italian university degree ("laurea magistrale" or "vecchio ordinamento") or an equivalent at least 4-year degree from a foreign university. The administrative board of the course will assess the value of foreign degrees.
  • A strong interest in studying development economics and international cooperation issues
  • A good knowledge of English (which can be confirmed by a written certificate).

The first two modules of the programme introduce and elaborate concepts in Maths, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Statistics. These modules aim to provide both some basic training for students without an academic background in these subjects and to strengthen skills for students who are already somewhat proficient. Students without an economics/mathematics background should be aware that these modules will require them to make additional efforts.


Tuition fee

Tuition fee in the amount of 5.900,00€ is to be paid in 2 installments:

  • 3.146,00€ (including revenue stamp of 16.00€ and 130€ of A3 size final certificate) at registration upon acceptance into the Programme
  • the remaining 2.900,00€ by December 1st

Starting date of the programme

Starting date for Academic Year 2021/2022 is October 4th 2021 for international students and October 11th for Italian students.

Attendance and final qualification

Course attendance is compulsory. The course work for the Masters degree adds up to a total of 60 credits. At the end of the course, students who have regularly attended and passed the exams for each module and presented a final thesis will be awarded the Level II Masters degree in "Development Economics and International Cooperation"(according to the Italian university system).