MESCI-Development Economics and International Cooperation

Master in
Development Economics and
International Cooperation

Why MESCI

A question that anyone thinking of applying for a master's degree, particularly in a different country, is likely to ask themselves is, "what am I going to get out of this?"

Studying a master's degree abroad can be an expensive business, and from beginning your research into programs and institutions to completing the degree itself, it can take up a significant portion of your life.

So what difference will a master's degree really make to you? What guarantee do you have that your personal investment of time and finances will pay off? And can you measure your return on investment?

Of course, the answers to all of these questions are not straightforward. Each graduate, even if studying the same modules and courses at the same university, is very different. We all have different skills, experiences and personalities and react differently to whatever environment we are in. It's very often these qualities that have the most impact on our ability to secure the best jobs and really make the most of the opportunities that we are presented with.

However, there are some clear and measurable benefits from studying an advanced degree for the majority of those who go through the experience:

QUANTITATIVE METHODS

To build students competences in use of quantitative methods and to link this to contemporary development issues

OPPORTUNITIES AND CONNECTIONS

To be part of a wide network of alumni and professors providing opportunities and connections to current students

CONNECTIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

To benefit form the MESCI connections with International organizations in particular the Rome based UN agencies working on Food and Agriculture: FAO, IFAD, WFP

INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICURAL LEARNING

To experience an international and multicural learning environment interacting with students from all over the world

MESCI PRESTIGE

To benefit from the MESCI prestige among international organization like FAO, WFP and IFAD

MAKE FRIENDS

To make friends from all over the world

COURSE IN 1 YEAR

To complete an Economic specialization course in 1 year focusing on a range of economic, social and environmental development issues

CLASSES ONLY IN THE MORNING

To have classes in the morning and free afternoons for a partime job and studying

TAKE ADVANTAGE

To take advantage of both theoretical programmes and practical skills

ENJOY ROME

To enjoy Rome, Italy and Europe