Respond to current and future labour market challenges in developing countries. This programme provides students with the policy making tools they need to address the major social and economic challenges of a transforming world.
This Master responds to the need for more diverse expertise in the design and evaluation of policies in which international labour standards and fundamental rights at work go hand-in-hand with job creation and productive employment. It is intended to prepare participants to become experts in designing, analysing and evaluating policies that place employment at the heart of economic, social and development policy-making. The course will combine rigorous training in analytical and quantitative economic methods with an emphasis on what constitutes an appropriate policy, the legal and institutional framework for employment and decent work in different development contexts.
The Master is intended for:
Our programme is very intensive. Students need to be strongly motivated.
This Master’s course is a response to the demand for stronger expertise in labour and development economics.
Fundamentals in economics
Labour market policies and institutions
Basic and advanced quantitative methods
Data collection methods, data analysis, and measurement
This Master's programme prepares 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. The degree combines training in analytical and quantitative economic methods in different development contexts.
The training methodology balances traditional classes on theory, concepts and methods by experienced academics with concrete case studies and practical assignments by practitioners and professionals to support policy applications.
Students will strongly benefit from the unique mix of lecturers, researchers, practitioners 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.
Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include senior roles in national administrations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, non-profit organisations, consulting and research institutions.
21 October 2019 to 17 January 2020
The completion of this phase will provide the students with the necessary basis in disciplines such as micro and macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics and excel for a proficient and successful attendance of the face-to-face cycle. It's a self-study period undertaken with the assistance of a tutor who will be in contact with the students on a daily basis through a dedicated forum, where discussions will take place. The training material will include selected chapters from key textbooks in addition to exercises, which will be posted on the website participants' area. Moreover, on-line exams will have to be taken during this phase.
20 January to 15 May 2020
This phase is articulated around the following core modules:
Module A will cover the fundamentals in economics focusing on macroeconomics, microeconomics and development economics;
Module B will review labour standards, policies and institutions with applications to developed and developing countries;
Module C will provide basic and advanced courses on quantitative methods in the areas of statistics, econometrics, impact evaluation and microsimulation;
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;
Class attendance is compulsory. Lectures are entirely held in English and delivered on the Campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO, from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
Since the programme is very intensive, students must be strongly motivated and fully committed.
Students will pass to the third cycle (preparation of a final thesis) upon successful completion of all the exams scheduled during the face-to-face component.
18 May 2020 to 26 February 2021
The third cycle is the preparation of a Master's thesis, undertaken in the participant’s own country, directed by a faculty member or representative from the institutions involved.
A1- Economics of Labour Markets
A2- Development economics
Labour standards, policies and institutions
C1 - Quantitative methods: econometrics
C2 - Quantitative methods: econometrics and impact evaluation
C3 - Microsimulation
Labour Statistics for Labour Markets
Being a MALED student was a wonderful and really intense adventure! The lecturers we had were all experts in their respective fields and took very seriously the objective of delivering a strong learning experience.
Students gain the labour economics skills they need to respond to current and future challenges in the labour market.
Analyze the economy and labour market through an employment perspective
Draw on insights to shape an effective policy response
Apply evidence-based policy making to labour market dynamics
Applying in MALED was one of the best decisions of my life insofar.
This Master’s course prepares students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
The curriculum combines quantitative economics with a focus on developing countries and development policies.
The training methodology balances traditional classes on theory, concepts, and methods with concrete case studies and practical assignments that support policy applications.
The programme builds on research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations, and academic institutions.
An excellent course for both those who have or do not have previous exposure to Labour Economics.
Essential requirements for admission are:
The validity of non-Italian degrees must be recognized under Italian law and regulations. For more information, please refer to Recognition of foreign degree.
Accommodation is the responsibility of students. For more information, please click here.
Accommodation at the ITCILO Campus costs €6,545 for 17 weeks of residence in Turin during the face-to-face learning period. It includes bed and breakfast in single room on campus and laundry. Minimum stay on campus is one month.
A limited number of partial scholarships covering tuition fees are available on a competitive basis for participants from developing countries according to the preferred profile.
Scholarships can only be awarded to countries that are eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) according to the OECD standards. The DAC (Development Assistance Committee) list of ODA recipients is available here.
Scholarships do not cover accommodation, international travel to and from Turin, meals (lunch and dinner), visa and passport costs, and any personal expense (telephone and fax, coffee and beverages, local transports to town, purchase of personal items, etc.).
Payment, cancellation and refunds
Sponsoring institutions and self-paying participants are strongly encouraged to pay participation fees a month prior to the start date of the course according to the payment schedule set by the programme in order to secure enrollment and the timely issuance of visas. The individual participation fees are payable in full and all related bank charges (bank of origin, correspondent bank and recipient bank) shall be entirely borne by the participant or the sponsoring institution(s).
The exact deadlines by which the payments should be made will be announced along with the selection results.
Cancellation of participation will result in the following penalties:
Accommodation costs at the ITC-ILO campus
Refunds, where and as applicable, will be processed with all bank charges to be borne by the participants or the sponsoring institutions.
You should attach the documents requested in the Supporting Documents section of the on-line application form. Official documents should be scanned and uploaded. The compulsory documents include a copy of:
Important: The application form will be considered only if supported by the above listed documents.
Applicants interested in participating in this programme should complete and submit the application form by 26 October 2020.
The selection criteria take into consideration candidates' education and professional profile as well as their self-financial potential.
Regardless of the results, all applicants will be notified by email as soon as the selection process is finalised.
Recognition of foreign degrees
In accordance with the Italian law, if you hold a Bachelor's degree awarded outside Italy, the recognition of such degree is compulsory for the enrollment at any Italian University.
The recognition is obtained through the Declaration of Value, a letter of academic eligibility and suitability issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the Bachelor's degree was awarded.
The Declaration of Value certifies that a foreign title of study, issued in a certain country, is legal according to the Italian legislation.
In order to obtain the recognition of your Bachelor's Degree, you need to provide us with the following documents:
IMPORTANT: The presentation of the above-listed documents is compulsory for the enrolment at the University of Turin and, therefore, for the award of the final diploma. Please do not produce or send any other documents than the ones that are strictly requested. They will not be of any value for the enrolment at the University of Turin. Obtaining them is a lengthy process: we invite interested candidates to get informed at their earliest convenience.
First Level Master
MALED is delivered as a First Level Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development by the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Torino, according to the so-called Bologna Process, which created the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe (for more information, click here). Therefore, the Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development carries 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), equivalent to the workload of the full-time student during one academic year.
The Master's diploma is awarded upon successful passing of all the exams, thesis submission and after having fulfilled all the conditions required.
IMPORTANT: A First Level Master does not give access to PhD programmes. Admission requirements to PhD programmes vary from country to country, as these depend on the university system of the country where the PhD programme is held. For more information on the minimum requisites required, please directly contact the university offering the PhD programme you are interested in. As a general rule, for instance, a three-year bachelor's degree plus a first level master awarded in Italy are not considered sufficient for doctoral studies at the University of Turin: both a bachelor’s and a second level master are usually required.
You should directly contact the Italian Embassy/Consulate of your country, which will provide you with the necessary information on how to obtain its local recognition.
Accommodation fees cover bed and breakfast in single room on campus and laundry.
Lodging on campus is not compulsory. If you plan to leave off campus, you are responsible for searching for and book your own accommodation.
If you do not manage to secure long-term accommodation for the duration of the face-to-face component, we strongly recommend you should arrange for temporary or short-term accommodation before leaving your home country.
According to ITCILO rules, accommodation is covered from the day before the beginning of the course (from Sunday) and to the day after the end of the course (to Saturday).
Any exception to the rule above should be approved by the Programme Manager.
The cost of accommodation on Campus is € 85 per night (bed and breakfast).
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