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M.A. in Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI)

Tor Vergata University of Rome, usually known as the University of Rome II, is an Italian public research university. It was founded in 1982 with the mission of delivering high-quality education to students prepared to meet the ever-changing requirements and opportunities of the twenty-first century workforce. There are 18 departments that offer a total of 32 PhD, 51 master’s degree programs and 55 undergraduate degree programs.

Tor Vergata University of Rome offers a Master of Arts in Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI) with a tuition fee of 5,900 EUR annually. The English-taught curriculum gives students a solid foundation in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics and statistical data. This thorough one-year master’s program is designed to provide students with comprehensive approaches to economic development challenges, as well as strong analytical techniques for conducting practical research on the topics of poverty, inequality, migration, labor, finance, gender, environment and trade. Students get the opportunity to study about the Sustainable Development Goals by connecting with professionals from UN specialized organizations headquartered in Rome (FAO, IFAD, and WFP), where many prior students have gone on to conduct internships and seek work. Prospective students must have completed 4 years of university studies and must have excellent English language skills in order to be eligible.

MESCI is aimed at students and young professionals interested in or planning to work for international organizations, public and private corporations with international operations, and non-governmental organizations.

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