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Courses and Requirements

Please note that the study program might be subject to minor changes; activation of electives depends on student's choice.

Lessons start at the beginning of September and attendance is mandatory. You cannot attend the program by distance learning.

First year - a.y.  2019-20 (35° cycle)

1 preparatory course
Attendance in 12 compulsory courses in three Core Areas:
   Research methods (MET);  Policy sciences (POL), Social sciences (SOC)
Exams for each compulsory course
Core area exams at the end of the year (June); one retake only (per each core area) is allowed (early September)

Students choose the track (Political and Social Sciences or Public Administration) at the end of 1st year for 2nd year courses.

SEM.

TITLE

HOURS

PROFESSOR

CORE AREA

1

Mathematics - preparatory course*

12

F. Tonoli

 

 

Qualitative approaches to Policy Evaluation

24+12

A. Compagni

MET

 Elements of Statistics for Public Policy24+12M. BonettiMET
 Organization Theory**
24A. GrandoriSOC

Econometrics
24+12
V.Toffolutti, M. Le Moglie
MET

Public Administration
24
V. Mele
POL

2

Sociology

24

G.  Esping-Andersen

SOC


Political Sciences
24
P. Stanig
POL

Text Analysis**
 24+12
D. Hovy
MET

 

Public Economics and Finance

24+12

P. Profeta

POL

 

Econometrics for Policy Analysis

24+12

P. Pinotti

MET


History of Institutions: civic, economic and political
24
M. Fochesato
SOC

 

Social Statistics

24

V. Rotondi

MET

* jointly offered with PhD ECO&FIN and Phd BA&M
** jointly offered with Phd BA&M

Second year - a.y.  2019-20 (34° cycle)

10 courses and Research Colloquium. In details:

  • 1 Advanced Methods course (out of 3)
  • 3 Advanced Topics
  • 2 Public Policy courses (out of 3)
  • 4 Electives (according to the track: Political and Social Science or Public Administration)

Exams for each course
Research paper

Note: Activation of electives depends on choices made by students

ADVANCED METHODS COURSES (1 out of 3 courses)

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
2Topics in Experimental Research

24

M. Bonetti
2Simulations and Agent-Based Modeling

24

A. Melegaro

Social Network Analysis* (not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24G. Soda

* Jointly offered with PhD BA&M

ADVANCED TOPICS COURSES

SEM.

TITLE

HOURS

PROFESSOR
1
Advanced Topics in Public Management

24

A. Bertelli
2
Advanced Topics in Economic and Political Institutions

24

V. Galasso

2


Advanced Topics in Social Dynamics
24
G.  Esping-Andersen

PUBLIC POLICY COURSES (2 out of 3 courses)

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
1
Topics in Public Policy
24
A. Casarico
1
European Policy
24
C. Altomonte

The politics and Policy Making of Europe's external Action (or another course tbd)(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
tbd

ELECTIVES: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TRACK (4 of the following electives)

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
1
Governance of Public Services
24
M. Jugl A. Bertelli
1
Health Economics and Policy
24
A. Torbica
2
Innovation in Public Sector Management
24
G. Nasi
2
Organizational Sociology*
24
F. Castellucci
1
Organizational Behaviour*
24
G. Okhuysen

Inter-Governmental Relations (not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
G. Nasi 

Health Service Research (Epidemiology)not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
S. Ghislandi

Labor Relations and Human Resource Management*(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
A. Camuffo

* Jointly offered with PhD BA&M

ELECTIVES: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE TRACK (4 of the following electives)


SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
2
Population Studies and Demography
24
F. Billari
2
Advanced Political Science
24
L. Martin
2
International Immigration
24
C. Devillanova
1
Institutions and Economic Growth in Comparative  Perspectives*
24
M. Botticini
2
Development Economics*
24
D. Ubfal
 
Global Health and Health Inequalities(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
D. Stuckler
 
Socioeconomics of Gender(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
P. Profeta

Mobility, Stratification and Inequality(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
tbd
 
Topics in Geopolitics(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
A. Colli

Political Economics Advanced (LM/LMS)
24
G. Tabellini

Geographic and Social Dynamics of Knowledge(not offered in a.y. 2019-20)
24
M. Mariani

*jointly offered with PhD ECO&FIN

Third year (33° Cycle)

Study/research period at other universities
TA/RA activities (optional)
Conferences (as listener and as a speaker)
Research workshop (to facilitate the development of prospectus and dissertation)
Field-specific reading group
Seminars (15 over 3rd and 4th year)
Completion of the thesis prospectus (Nov-Dec)
Oral defence of thesis prospectus

Fourth year (32° Cycle)

Study/research period at other universities
TA/RA activities (optional)
Conferences (as listener and as a speaker)
Seminars (15 over 3rd and 4th year)
Thesis submission to external reviewers (end of 4th year)
Thesis dissertation

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