Educational plan

The EPS degree is a genuinely multidisciplinary programme, presenting a balanced offer of courses in economics and political science, introduced by a few supplementary courses in mathematics, game theory and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Students must earn 120 ECTS credits to complete programme requirements. Among them, 33 credits are dedicated to additional educational and research activities, such as dissertation writing, research seminars and elective courses.

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Economics and Political Science (Classi LM-56/LM-62)-Enrolled from 2014/2015 academic year
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Game theory 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Optimization 6 40 English SECS-S/06
Research methods 12 80 English SECS-P/05 SPS/04
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced microeconomics 6 60 English SECS-P/01
International economic law 6 40 English IUS/13
Positive political theory 9 60 English SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced macroeconomics 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Comparative politics 9 60 English SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Global firms and markets 12 80 English SECS-P/08
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative welfare states 9 60 English SECS-P/03
Empirical methods for economics and policy Evaluation 9 60 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/03
Governance of the European Union 6 40 English SPS/04
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English SPS/04
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 English
Study plan rules
- Students must earn 9 credits by selecting one of the following alternatives:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Comparative welfare states 9 60 English Second trimester SECS-P/03
Empirical methods for economics and policy Evaluation 9 60 English Second trimester SECS-P/01 SECS-P/03
- Students must earn 6 credits by selecting one of the following alternatives:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Governance of the European Union 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/04
Social justice in a global world 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced computer skills 3 20 English INF/01
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Orientation seminar 3 20 English SECS-P/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Study plan rules
- Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities
- Students must earn 3 credits by selecting one of the following alternatives: Foreign language: advanced; Computer skills: advanced; Internship; Laboratory; Orientation seminars
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Advanced computer skills 3 20 English First trimester INF/01
Orientation seminar 3 20 English Second trimester SECS-P/01
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
1. Optimization is propaedeutic to Global firms and markets
2. Game theory is propaedeutic to Positive political theory
3. Research methods is propaedeutic to Empirical methods for economics and policy evaluation
4. Advanced Microeconomics and Research methods are propaedeutic to Global firms and markets