The programme is held in english, it will take place from 26 October 2015 to 28 February 2017 and is sub-divided into three cycles: The first cycle is conducted through a distance learning component that will start on26 October 2015 and will end on 22 Ja
- Torino, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Year Round
- Program Description:
- The Master program in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED) of the Turin School of Development (ITC-ILO) is a response to the need for more and more diverse expertise in the design and evaluation of evidence-based policies, in which international labour standards and fundamental rights at work go hand in hand with job creation and productive employment. The program is delivered as a Master of Science by the Faculty of Political Sciencesof the University of Turin and as an Executive Master by the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po).
The programme is held in english, it will take place from 26 October 2015 to 28 February 2017 and is sub-divided into three cycles: The first cycle is conducted through a distance learning component that will start on26 October 2015 and will end on 22 January 2016. The second cycle from 25 January 2016 to 13 May 2016, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Its campus and facilities (bank, post office, travel agency, laundry, gym, sports and recreation facilities) provide an ideal environment for studying, sharing experience and creating networks. Class attendance is compulsory. The third cycle is the preparation of a Master thesis, undertaken in the participant’s country or as part of an internship, assisted by tutors and professors, which will start on 16 May 2016 and will end on 28 February 2017.
The curriculum will combine a two-month distance learning phase with a four-month face-to-face component. The Master program will be articulated around the 5 following core modules. The first module (module A) will cover the fundamentals in economics for development with a strong component in both the macroeconomics and microeconomics of labour markets. The second module (module B) will review labour standards, policies and institutions with applications in developed and developing countries. The third module (module C) will provide basic and more advanced courses on quantitative methods in the areas of statistics, econometrics, impact evaluation and microsimulation. The fourth module (module D) will be devoted to labour statistics, with courses on data collection methods, data analysis, and measurement of labour market conditions and decent work in different development contexts. The fifth module (module E) will consist of a series of conferences on contemporary global labour market challenges. The training methodology will balance traditional classes on theory, concepts and methods by researchers and lecturers with concrete case studies and practical assignments by practitioners and professionals to support policy applications over pure theory. The students will strongly benefit from the fact that the courses will be taught by a mix of lecturers, researchers, practitioners and experts from bilateral and international agencies. The programme will build on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, the ECLAC, the World Bank and the academic and research institutions associated in the program. Career opportunities for this Master include work in national administrations in developed and developing countries, international organisations, development agencies, non-profit organisations, consulting and preparation for economics research.
- The tuition fee is EURO 7,500, including training facilities, training materials, insurance and University registration fees. Accommodation at the ITC-ILO Campus (optional) costs EURO 4,350 for the 16 weeks of residence in Turin during the face-to-face learning period. It includes bed and breakfast on campus in single room and laundry. A limited number of scholarships coveringtuition fees and/or accommodation at theITC-ILO campus are usually available for students from developing countries/tran
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