EPOG - Master's Course - Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation

Issues and challenges raised by the financial, economic and social crisis, as well as the dynamics of rapid catch-up initiated by a number of major southern countries and by environmental issues, require a consistent rethinking of the basis of economic policies and imply an increasing need for well integrated economic expertise for the management of these policies.

The main objective of the EPOG Master's Course is to give birth to a new generation of international experts for public and private sectors, able to define and assess economic policies, and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts. It thus aims to provide not only an expertise in a specific field of economic policy (as usually done in existing Masters in economics) but also to enable students to get a global perspective on interdependencies and interactions between economic policies.This will be achieved through a collaboration between eight prestigious universities in Europe and the world, which offer excellent, recognised and well established Master's courses. Within the integrated framework each university will provide complementary and interdisciplinary expertise in economic policy:- in the 1st year, students will focus on “knowledge and innovation policies” (option A) or on related “development policies” (option C, Major C1) at the University of Turin; on “International economics and governance” (option B, Major B1) or on the related “development policies” (option C, Major C2) at the Berlin school of Economics and Law; on “Political economy and finance” (option B, Major B2) at Kingston University.- Students taking option C will spend one semester in Europe (Berlin or Turin) and one semester at the University of Witwatersrand.- All students will spend the 3rd semester at the University of Paris 13. They will improve their knowledge in specific fields (special focuses) and develop a common culture in economic policies interdependencies.- In the 4th semester, students will write the Master's dissertation (and can choose between completing a professional internship or working in a research lab). They can choose to spend this time in one of the universities visited previously or to go to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Seoul National University or the University of Massachusetts.

The Master's course ends with a “Master's dissertation conference”.The main instruction languages will be English and French. However, students who want to study only in English will have this possibility.All the students will be awarded a double Master's degree from the University of Paris 13 and from the university visited in the 1st year.To be enrolled, students must have obtained a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in economics or in political science or law (with sufficient background knowledge in economics and statistics). They must have a good level in English and a clear motivation for the field and for international studies.

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