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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.  2020-21 (36° 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

36

A. Compagni

MET

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

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

Public Administration
24
V. Mele
POL
2
Sociology
24
Z. Parolin
SOC

Political Sciences
24
P. Stanig
POL

Text Analysis**
 24
D. Hovy
MET

 

Public Economics and Finance (Profeta)
Public Economics and Finance (Solaz Santos)

36

P. Profeta, H. Solaz Santos

POL


Econometrics for Policy Analysis
24+12
P.Pinotti
MET

History of Institutions: civic, economic and political
24
G.Alfani
SOC

Computational Social Science
24
N. Cavalli, D. Hovy
MET

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

Second year - a.y.  2020-21 (35° 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

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
2
Topics in Experimental Resarch
24
M.Bonetti


ADVANCED TOPICS COURSES

SEM.

TITLE

HOURS

PROFESSOR
2
Advanced Topics in Public Management

24
A.Compagni, M.Jugl, G.Nasi
1
Advanced Topics in Economic and Political Institutions

24

V. Galasso

2


Advanced Topics in Social Dynamics24
G.  Esping-Andersen

PUBLIC POLICY COURSES

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

ELECTIVES: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TRACK

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
1
Governance of Public Services
24
M. Jugl 
1
Health Economics and Policy
24
A. Torbica

ELECTIVES: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE TRACK

SEM.
TITLE
HOURS
PROFESSOR
1
Population Studies and Demography
24
F. Billari
2
Advanced Political Science
24
L. Martin
2
International Immigration
24
C. Devillanova
2
Development Economics*
24
S. Fiorin
 2
Global Health and Health Inequalities
24
D. Stuckler
1
Political Economics Advanced (LM/LMS)
24
G. Tabellini

*jointly offered with PhD ECO&FIN

English language (optional)

Third year (34° 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 (33° 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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