Applied Labour Economics for Development

Turin School of Development

Master Blended
12 months
8500 EUR/year
8500 EUR/year
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Respond to current and future labour market challenges in developing countries. The Applied Labour Economics for Development programme of Turin School of Development provides students with the policy making tools they need to address the major social and economic challenges of a transforming world.


A key challenge around the world is to promote inclusive and sustainable development through full, productive and decent employment for all. In addition to existing labour market deficits, such as informality, the world of work is being buffeted by new and accelerating forces, including climate change and technological disruption. In response, governments, social partners and other stakeholders need the right technical expertise to analyse the economy through an employment lens and to use these insights to shape an effective policy agenda. 

Skills needed are both analytical and quantitative, along with the ability of applying them in different development contexts. In response to these demands, the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Turin, Italy, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), offers a first-level Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED). This refreshed and relaunched one-year programme is delivered entirely in English, including a distance-learning phase, a face-to-face residential period on the ITCILO's campus in Turin, followed by another distance phase for the finalization of the dissertation.

Key facts:

Students in the Applied Labour Economics for Development programme of Turin School of Development benefit from a unique mix of lecturers, researchers, and experts from bilateral and international agencies, including the ILO. The programme builds on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations and the academic institutions associated with the programme. Career opportunities after this Master's include roles in national administrations, workers' and employers' organizations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting and research institutions.

Who attends this course?

The Master is intended for both: - Recent university graduates from developing and developed countries who seek a career focused on labour economics and development - Professionals in government, UN agencies, other multilateral organizations and bilateral agencies, social partners, research institutions, NGOs and other relevant organizations.


The main objective of the Master’s programme is to prepare students and professionals from both advanced and developing countries to analyse economic and labour market issues and evaluate policies that place employment at the core of economic, social and development policymaking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Theories of development economics
  • Sustainable development
  • Trade and employment
  • Institutions and development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree of minimum three years’ duration, preferably in economics, statistics or related area
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Applied Labour Economics for Development
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