University of Siena

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
756 EUR/year
756 EUR/year
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The Economics programme taught at the University of Siena provides an advanced level of education in economics. 


The MSc in Economics  taught at the University of Siena is designed to give students the ability to approach a variety of economic and social issues. Moreover, the cultural tradition of the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena has always encouraged a pluralistic approach to the analysis of economic problems, in the belief that exposure to competing theoretical perspectives facilitates understanding of economic phenomena. In the same spirit, Siena has always favoured “contamination” of the economic approach with other disciplines, such as other social sciences, history, law, as well as biology, psychology, etc.

The programme offers many opportunities to spend periods in other European universities through the Erasmus Programme. Currently, the course gives access to a double degree programme with the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and other programmes are in the process of being finalised.

The MSc programme profits from the international research environment provided by the Department of Economics and Statistics, with its network of relations with prominent international institutions, resulting in frequent visits by both scholars and researchers. Moreover, the Department has been running a PhD programme in Economics since the early 1980s. The MSc course benefits from the competencies gained through our PhD programme, which has attracted students from all over the world, creating a vibrant community of international graduate students.

Career Prospects

A student who is awarded the MSc in Economics should have the flexibility and skills that are necessary to begin a career in academic institutions, research centres, central banks, and national or international organizations, but is well equipped also for more operative jobs in the public or private sector, where both a broad view and excellent problem solving skills are most required.

Our courses have a well established reputation in Italy and abroad. Many of our former students have continued their graduate studies in leading academic institutions and gained positions at universities, in research departments, and in private companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Economic Dynamics
  • Economic History (Advanced)
  • Economic Organization and Theories of the Firm
  • Game Theory and Social Choice
  • Global Comparative Politics
  • Growth and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

Candidates are normally required to hold a three-year degree (B.A.) in economics, or in business with strong quantitative competencies. Students with a B.A. in other social sciences can be admitted if they show to possess good competencies in economics.

Candidates can be admitted on the basis of their GRE score in the quantitative section (a score equal or higher than 760, though not strictly required, is recommended).

To be admitted to the MSc in Economics, candidates should possess:

  • skills and competencies in mathematics and statistics;
  • notions of micro and macroeconomics at an intermediate level;
  • basic skills in econometrics;
  • a certified English skill of level B2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year).


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