Economic POlicies in the age of Globalisation – Erasmus Mundus Master's course
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.
Most Master’s degrees in economics focus on very narrow fields or specific regions of the world. The added value specific to the EPOG Master’s course is its provision of the dual skill of expertise in a particular field and the ability to deal with the complex and systemic dimensions of economic policies, which to our knowledge is not provided by any other European Master’s course in economics. The EPOG Master’s will (i) provide students with in-depth skills to deal with different economic areas that generally require specialised training and (ii) include multidisciplinary contributions (law, sociology, geography and history, etc.) all of which are necessary for proficiency in economic policies in the context of current changes in the global economy.
Scholarships should be considered as "full scholarships" covering all necessary costs of the student during his/her study period in Europe
- A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree (180 ECTS) in economics or in political science and law (with a minimum of 24 ECTS – or equivalent – in economics and 6 ECTS in statistics or econometrics). Candidates who plan to graduate by 31st July will be provisionally accepted and will be required to provide copies of their degree certificates by 31st August.
- A good level in English, with proof of the level. For example: TOEFL (Computer-based: 237; Paper version: 580; Internet version: 87 or above), IELTS (6.5, academic version); Cambridge Proficiency Examination (C), Cambridge Advanced English Test (B), CERF (B2). Knowledge of French, Italian or German is not mandatory, but is taken into account. Those students concerned must provide official proof of their language skills (foreign language diploma or DIALANG European test). If you have a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a General Test score of at least 450 for verbal reasoning, 4.1 for analytical writing, and 650 for quantitative reasoning, it can be considered a proof of your proficiency in English.
- A clear motivation for the field and for international studies.
- Completed application form (online only)
- Full curriculum vitae (possibly Europass format, but not mandatory);
- Electronic (scanned) version of all higher education academic records (academic transcript, awarded degrees, supplement diploma…), with original and official English translation. Proof of English proficiency (see above) except for students from countries where the Bachelor’s is taught in English. Non mandatory proof of French, Italian or German proficiency;
- Statement of purpose (no more than 500 words highlighting the candidate’s reasons for applying to EPOG Master’s Course, any relevant academic and work experience, and future career plans). The statement will also indicate the option(s) and major(s) they wish to choose (and order of preference);
- Two official recommendation letters (from teachers/professors or job supervisors) assessing the student’s ability to follow the EPOG Master’s Course;
- Personal details including (see online application form) a scanned copy of the passport;
- Document giving details of other funding (e.g. scholarships, with name of funder or awarding authority, and value of award).