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:

  • A strong interest in studying development economics and international cooperation issues.
  • A good knowledge of English (which can be confirmed by a written certificate).

And should fill out one of three below criteria:

  • 1) Italian university degree ( "laurea magistrale" or vecchio ordinamento")


  • 2) Double degree which means the possibility to be enrolled in two different course degrees at the same time (Laurea Magistrale, Master, Doctorate)


  • 3) At least a 4-year degree from a foreign university (The administrative board of the course will assess the value of foreign degrees)

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:

  • 3.096,00€ (including revenue stamp of 16.00€ and 130€ of A3 size final certificate) at registration upon acceptance into the Programme
  • the remaining 2.950,00€ by 20 February 2023

Applications Deadline 

Applications for accademic year 2022/2023 are NOW CLOSED. Application process for next accademic year 2023/2024 will open in MAY 2023.

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).