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What degree does this Program award?

The Two-Year Master Degree in Economics of the University of Torino is a second-cycle degree legally recognised as a Laurea Magistrale in the class LM-56 Economics within the Italian university system.

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Why should I be willing to obtain a degree in Economics at the University of Torino?

The Two-Year Master Degree in Economics of the University of Torino aims to give students the tools they need for a career as a professional economist, either in research centres, or in public and private organizations (companies, banks, financial companies, public administration bodies).

 The program offers many competences, such as:

  • the ability to analyse, also with quantitative techniques, to interpret and to forecast macroeconomic and financial trends;
  • in-depth understanding of the effects of economic policy measures;
  • the skills to investigate the structure and the functioning of firms and markets.

In addition, this course also serves as an ideal foundation for PhD programmes (in Italy or abroad) and other research focused roles.

The first year of the Master programme focuses on the acquisition and development of quantitative (mathematical, statistical and econometric) tools and the core elements of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory.  The second year of the Master programme is devoted to various fields of application of the economic analysis, ranging from macroeconomic and monetary issues (development economics, monetary economics, international economics), to topics related to the microeconomic foundations of markets and institutions (labor economics, industrial economics, public economics, political economics, game theory). All the courses of the Two-Year Master Degree in Economics of the University of Torino are taught in English.   


Programme structure

This programme runs for two academic years, full time.

The programme structure is the following:


  • Microeconomic Analysis (First Semester, 9 ECTS)
  • Macroeconomic Analysis (First Semester, 9 ECTS)
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics (First & Second Semester, 12 ECTS)
  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance (First & Second Semester, 12 ECTS)
  • Econometrics II (Second Semester, 12 ECTS)
  • One course of your choice between:
    - Numerical Methods in Economics (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Methodology and History of Economics (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)

  • Corporate Law for Economics (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
  • Four courses of your choice between:
    - Advanced Empirical Methods for Economists (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Economic Applications of Game Theory (First Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Growth and Development (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Industrial Economics (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - International Economics (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Labour Economics (First Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Monetary Economics (First Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Political Economics (First Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Public Economics and Finance (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Economics of Savings and Pensions (Second Semester, 6 ECTS)
    - Topics in Applied Economics (First Semester, 6 ECTS)
  • One course of your choice between:
    - Additional IT Training – Matlab Lab (Second Semester, 3 ECTS)
    - Python Lab (Second Semester, 3 ECTS)
    - Programming for Data Science - R Lab (First Semester, 3 ECTS)
    - Research Methods and Communication in Economics (First Semester, 3 ECTS)
  • Electives
  • Final Dissertation

Given the advanced level of the programme, a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required to get the most out of the programme.

Syllabus of all courses

Study Plan (according to the enrolment year)

Please note that some courses or programmes of study may change. The School will always notify the students as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options.


Course Attendance

Classes are organised in 12 weeks semesters. The first semester is from September to December, while the second semester teaching period runs from February to May. The two exam sessions are:

  • Winter exam session: from December to February
  • Summer exam session: from May to September

Courses and exam sessions are suspended in August.

Courses attendance is not formally compulsory, but highly encouraged. The best case scenario is a full-time commitment attending all courses chosen in one's study plan, planning to complete the program within its regular duration (i.e. graduating between July of the second year of enrolment and the following April). This entails obtaining 60 credits per year.

Students who cannot attend regularly are encouraged to enrol with a part-time commitment. This lowers the number of credits to obtain per year to the range 20 to 36, extending the regular duration of the program and modifying the tuition fees accordingly.

The full-time/part-time commitment is chosen during the Career Plan submission, to be done (after enrolment) during the first semester of the first year.


To whom is the Master's Degree aimed at?

The Master's Degree in Economics is aimed at highly motivated students who have obtained or are close to obtaining a Bachelor Degree (Laurea Triennale for students in Italian Universities) or an equivalent title.

A Bachelor education in Economics or Management is ideal, but talented and motivated students with a different degree and willing to enrol are also welcome to apply for admission.

Financial aid is available for low income students.

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