Cette formation de haut niveau fait partie du cursus du Master Erasmus Mundus « EPOG » (seul nouveau Master Erasmus Mundus en économie à avoir été retenu sur l’ensemble de l’Union Européenne en 2012). Pour les étudiants qui n’intègreraient pas le cursus Erasmus Mundus en deux ans (M1-M2), intégrer le Master 2 est une opportunité unique de pouvoir réaliser ses études dans des classes regroupant des étudiants provenant de tous les continents et sélectionnés à l’issu d’un concours très sélectif, de suivre une majorité de cours en anglais et de bénéficier de l’encadrement propre ce Master.
The opportunity to be part of an international programme
The University Paris 13 offers the opportunity to join the 2nd year of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s course (semester 3 and semester 4). The students selected in the programme will take the same courses than the Erasmus Mundus students and benefit from the same educational support and supervision.
Three tracks are proposed within this programme:
- A- Knowledge and innovation policies
- B- International macroeconomics and financial policies
- C- Development policies
The structure and content of the second year of the Master’s degree in Paris are available in the “structure, content and mobility” page.
Introduction and objectives
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.
The value added
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. The programme is based on the specific institutional and holistic approaches of economic policies.
An expertise in one field… but a global understanding of economic policies interactions
Each track corresponds to a specific expertise (A- knowledge and innovation, B- International macroeconomics and financial policies, C- Development policies). However, an originality of the programme relies on the organisation of common courses and seminars for the whole cohort, as well as joint projects involving together students from the different tracks. This curriculum structure gives students a global understanding of economic policies and their interactions.
In track A, emphasis is put on applied approaches, theories based on real national systems and regimes of innovation, and an interdisciplinary approach (notably economics and law of intellectual property and economics of education and culture, which constitute main pillars for a knowledge economy). In order for the students to be able to deal with the complex and systemic dimensions of economic policies, lectures will be given on topics such as the analysis of macroeconomic dynamics and policies in real and financial dimensions, or such as development policies.
In track B, the macroeconomic dynamics and policies in real and financial dimensions is the main area of the course teaching, with particular emphasis on integrating the central question of income distribution and inequality and the factors of financial instability in order to discuss the related regulation policies. In order for the students to be able to deal with the complex and systemic dimensions of economic policies, lectures will be given on topics such as the analysis of knowledge and innovation policies, or such as development policies.
In track C, the development policies is the main area of the course teaching, with particular emphasis on emerging countries. In order for the students to be able to deal with the complex and systemic dimensions of economic policies, lectures will be given on topics such as the analysis of policies in the macroeconomic and financial fields, or such as development policies.
The opportunity to be part of a highly selected and cosmopolitan cohort
A student willing to be enrolled in the Master Course only for the second year will not be officially an Erasmus Mundus student but will benefit from being integrated in the same highly selected cohort than the Erasmus Mundus students coming from four prestigious universities, which offer excellent, recognised and well established Master’s courses: Università degli studi di Torino (Italy), Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany), Kingston University (United Kingdom), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) (South Africa). It will benefit from an intensive tutoring all along the year. The students will also get a supplement diploma describing the specificity of their curriculum.
The opportunity to spend part of the Master abroad
The students will be able to do an internship in a company or in a Research lab in particular at University of Turin (Italy), Seoul National University (South Korea), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) or University of Massachusetts – Amherst (USA).
Learning outcomes, academic opportunities and employability
The Master’s Course aims to produce highly qualified professionals, fluent in English, able to define and assess economic policies, and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts, in particular in Europe and the emerging countries. EPOG Master’s graduates will be able to address the main problems of economic policies in the age of globalisation which will prepare them to respond to real life problems. They will be able to work – in Europe and in other (developing) countries – in companies, consultancy teams or public entities such as ministries, regulatory agencies, international organisations and research centres, to improve their competitiveness and efficiency. Students will benefit from the networks and job opportunities of all partners‘ Masters’ and from all academic and non-academic associated members (firms, trade unions, NGO…) involved in the programme.
PhD grants will also be available, offering opportunities for embarking on PhD research.
1 year (september-August)
The main instruction languages will be English and French. However, students who want to study only in English will have this possibility.
At the end of the year, they will be awarded a Master’s degree from the University Paris 13, as well as a supplement diploma emphasizing the originality of the programme and detailing the track of each student. In particular:
- the Master’s degree “Economie de l’entreprise et des marchés” (Economics of the firm and markets) will be awarded for the “Knowledge and innovation policies” curriculum;
- the Master’s degree “Monnaie, banque, finance, assurance” (Money, banking, finance and insurance) will be awarded for the “International macroeconomics and financial policies” and “Development policies” curricula.
Tuition fees and scholarships
In France, the tuition costs are highly subsidised. Even if the real cost is about 30000 euros/year, the student will only have to pay the legal tuition fees (about 250 euros / year). For the current application process, no scholarship is available through EPOG. We can only recommand students who need a scholarship to apply to any national or regional scholarships schemes, foundations…
The admission process
To apply for the 2nd year of the EPOG Master’s course. The following requirements should be fulfilled:
- A Master’s (240 ECTS) or equivalent 4-year degree in economics, in political science, law, engineering provided that they have a sufficient background knowledge in economics and statistics. The degree has to be obtained by August 31. The minimum requirements in economics include 32 ECTS (description of ECTS in the FAQ section). Students with an exceptional record of academic performance are encouraged to apply, even if they do not meet the minimal entry requirements in a strict sense. They will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Moreover: For track A and C, the minimum requirement in mathematics, statistics or econometrics is 12 ECTS. For track B: The 32 ECTS in economics should include 16 ECTS in macroeconomics (in a broad sense) and/or national income accounting. The minimum in mathematics and statics is 16 ECTS including at least 4 ECTS in econometrics.
- 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.
Deadline for applying the programme
10th of June 2014
Information and documents needed for the application
- 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 (that has to be provided by July 10) except for students from countries where the Bachelor’s or Master’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 can also indicate different tracks 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).
All these documents have to be uploaded in the Attachments section of the application form. Please do not send them by email.
The entire application form has to be filled in exclusively online. All documents (degree, CV, transcript etc.) have to be attached to the application in the “Attachments” section. Please do not send any documents by email since they will not be considered if they are not attached to your application form.
10th of June at 18:00, Paris time.
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