University of Siena

Introduction

The University of Siena awards first cycle, second cycle and single long cycle degrees in the following fields: Economics, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Arts and Humanities in Arezzo, Medicine and Surgery, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences and Political Science, as well as several interfaculty degrees. Amongst these degrees, one Bachelor and nine Master are taught entirely in English.

The teaching activities of the University of Siena’s first and second level courses are generally carried out in one of the fifteen Departments.

Postgraduate education at the University of Siena is carried out in postgraduate schools, master’s programmes, training, advanced training and refresher courses and summer schools, while postgraduate research is performed in the doctoral schools.

Studying at the University of Siena

Students in Siena can be part of a real community of people motivated by a thirst for knowledge and learning, with attentive and approachable academic staff and many innovative services at their disposal.

The careful organization of teaching, the quality of lessons (which is monitored regularly), the services to facilitate studying such as efficient and well-organized libraries and laboratories, as well as the welcoming, orientation and continuous tutoring activities, support for disabled students and those in difficulty are just some of the University of Siena’s strong points.

The University of Siena runs 38 first cycle degree programmes, 1 single cycle degree programme, 4 single cycle degree programmes in the field of medicine and pharmacy regulated by European Union directives and 29 second cycle degree programmes.

Students can also choose from a wide selection of postgraduate courses, including doctoral degree programmes, specialization schools and master’s programmes, the latter being designed to offer specific training in the most innovative sectors.

International Dimension

  • 315 European Universities have collaboration agreements in the sphere of the LLP/Erasmus project
  • 300 Erasmus foreign study scholarships and approximately 30 Erasmus placement scholarships are awarded each year
  • 239 Universities in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, the Russian Federation, Japan, the Middle East, the USAand Vietnamhave instruction-scientific collaboration agreements
  • 72 foreign Universities have collaboration agreements for international Doctorate degrees
  • 20 foreign Universities have collaboration agreements for international Master’s degrees
  • 40 scholarships for foreign study and research for undergraduates, graduates, researchers and PhD students in the Universities of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Russian Federation, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Great Britainand the USAare awarded each year

Ten reasons to study at the University of Siena

1. FIRST AMONG ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES

The University of Siena dates back to 1240. One of the oldest universities in Italy, it is also one of the most prestigious. The University of Siena has a strong knowledge-related tradition and commitment to both research and innovation. According to the 2012 classification of the newspaper “Repubblica” (Censis guide), Siena boasts the best University in Italy for structures, services, study grants, website and internationalization. It is also the fifth state university and third general university according to the 2012 classification of Italian Universities published by the newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore”. Siena offers a wide range of courses in 15 departments related to the areas of Experimental Sciences, Biomedical and Medical Sciences, Literature, History, Philosophy and Arts, Economics, Law and Political Sciences. The first, second, single long cycle and postgraduate courses are taught in either Italian or English. There are also summer schools and specialization courses to train professionals in various fields related to Italian culture and society.

2. STUDY GRANT AND ACCOMMODATION International students can apply for study grants and accommodation in university halls of residence. Study grants exonerate students from paying course fees, accommodation, meals in university canteens and provide a monetary contribution to living expenses. Applications can be made online. Study grants and accommodation are not allocated by the University itself, but by DSU Toscana, the Regional Agency for the Right to University Study.

3. SUPPORT FOR STUDYING ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE Students arriving from other countries are welcomed with a series of meetings to acclimatize them to Italian culture and the language. These sessions are free and take place at the beginning of the first semester. They focus on basic communication in Italian and provide practical information on living in the city of Siena (culture, music, museums, residency permit, banks, post office) and the university itself.

4. SUPPORT FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUTORS Based on the idea that “students help students”, at the University of Siena young tutors from various parts of the world help and provide guidance to international students regarding the University’s 2 services and Italian universities in general. International students also provide support to facilitate new students’ cultural integration in the Sienese academic community.

5. WORK EXPERIENCE IN ITALIAN COMPANIES The University of Siena puts international students in contact with local businesses (such as Novartis and the bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena) and national ones, according to their specific interests. Work experience is part of many degree courses and provides professional experience in an Italian company or public administration, which can be useful both for learning the language and to see the creativity and productivity of Italian companies at first hand.

6. EUROPEAN MOBILITY During their studies at the University of Siena international students can spend a period of between 3 and 12 months in another European country, through the LLP/Erasmus programme. This will allow them to gain in-depth knowledge of European culture and learn another European language. Students can attend European universities with which the University of Siena has bilateral agreements. Students are assisted in their choice of the city, accommodation and study plan. Exams taken in other European universities are recognized with credits which contribute to students’ studies at the University of Siena.

7. ITALIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION Students can take advantage of language learning services available at the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo. The Centre offers free courses in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, as well as self-access labs, online courses and the possibility to take English language exams at level B1 and B2. Students can also sit for internationally recognized English language exams here, organized by the University of Cambridge (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE) and the British Council(IELTS).

8. 360° DEGREES OF SPORT International students can participate in course of gymnastics, tennis, dancing, football (male and female), self-defence, archery, swimming, yoga, ping pong. The Italian University Sports Centre (CUSI) also offers the opportunity to practice various sports, from judo to basketball, volleyball (male and female), rugby and fencing. Students have access to sports facilities at discounted prices.

9. MUSIC AND THEATRE Young musicians interested in jazz and other music can frequent the courses of the prestigious Fondazione Siena Jazz, the national jazz academy, which offers a series of introductory and master classes in jazz and related contemporary music, such as fusion, funky, Latin music, blues, jazz-rock,etc.. Students also have many opportunities to participate in events in Siena and Tuscany thanks to collaboration with DSU Toscana - the Regional Agency for the Right to University Study.

10. SOCIAL AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Foreign students can participate in guided visits, tours in the Tuscan countryside and to the most famous sites of Italy, visits to science museums and those related to fashion (such as the Gucci museum), sports, conversation exchanges, and all social activities organized in collaboration with the ESN Siena group (GES), a member of the IESN (International Erasmus Student Network). The ESN Siena group promotes cultural exchanges between people of different nationalities.

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Master in Computer and Automation Engineering

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The MSC in Computer and Automation Engineering aims at providing high-level competences for the design, management, development and innovation in the fields of advanced hardware and software architectures, and of control systems and robotics. In particular, the program is focused on human-machine interaction in a wide sense, spanning topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, high performance processing of massive data... [+]

Master in Computer and Automation Engineering LM-32 - 120 CREDITS · Language: English (level B1 required) · Specializations: Information systems, Robotics and automation · Years: 2 · Numerus clausus: No The MSC in Computer and Automation Engineering aims at providing high-level competences for the design, management, development and innovation in the fields of advanced hardware and software architectures, and of control systems and robotics. In particular, the program is focused on humanmachine interaction in a wide sense, spanning topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, high performance processing of massive data collections, human-robot interfaces, and systems for production automation. The program provides advanced competences in the area of computer and automation engineering. To get admission in this course of studies students must possess: a background in mathematics, statistics and physics, equivalent to the one achieved in first-level (B.A.) engineering degrees; basics principles of computer science, control, electronics and telecommunications; basic programming skills. Study plan 2015/16 Specialization Information systems taught in English first year · Automata and queueing systems 6 ECTF · Advanced digital image processing 9 ECTF · High performance computer architecture 9 ECTF · Machine learning 6 ECTF · Advanced database systems 6 ECTF · Artificial Intelligence 9 ECTF · Models and languages for bioinformatics 6 ECTF · Network optimization 6 ECTF · Other activities for further linguistic abilities (English B2 level) 3 ECTF second year · Design of applications, services and systems 9 ECTF · Internship 9 ECTF · Final work (tesi) 18 ECTF · 3 courses from the following group (for reaching 24 ECTF ): Bioinformatics 6, Language processing technologies 6, Human-centered robotics 6, Multivariable and non-linear control 6, Data analysis 6 Specialization Robotics and automation taught in English first year · Discrete event systems 9 ECTF · Complex dynamic systems 6 ECTF · Human-centered robotics 6 ECTF · Machine learning 6 ECTF · Artificial Intelligence 9 ECTF · Mathematical methods for engineering 9 ECTF · Network optimization 6 ECTF · Sensors and microsystems 6 ECTF · Other activities for further linguistic abilities (English B2 level) 3 ECTF second year · Multivariable, non-linear and robust control 9 ECTF · System identification and data analysis 9 ECTF · Internship 9 ECTF · Final work (tesi) 18 ECTF · 3 courses from the following group: Design of applications, services and systems 9, High performance computer architecture 9, Bioinformatics 6, Language processing technologies 6, Advanced database systems 6, Models and languages for bioinformatics 6 Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) - evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) - curriculum vitae - transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed - certificate of proficiency in English, with language level - copy of passport or identity card Fee Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it [-]

MSc Course in Chemistry

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The Master Degree prepares students with an advanced knowledge and skills in the most important areas of Chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry). These studies will prepare the student for a wide range of professional activities as well as continued doctoral studies. Lessons are complemented with specific lectures on subjects related to chemistry for life science or for sustainable development. [+]

Language: English (Level B2 required) Numerus clausus: No The Master Degree prepares students with an advanced knowledge and skills in the most important areas of Chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry). These studies will prepare the student for a wide range of professional activities as well as continued doctoral studies. Lessons are complemented with specific lectures on subjects related to chemistry for life science or for sustainable development. The second year activity includes with 300 hours of internship in companies working in all fields of chemistry. The students complete their studies by participating in a high level research project (6-8 months) within international research groups at the University of Siena or other public or private institutions. Students have the opportunity to apply for an international double degree. Study Plan 2015/16 first year Advanced Physical Chemistry (I e II mod.) 12 ECTF Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (I e II mod.) 12 ECTF Advanced Organic Chemistry (I e II mod.) 12 ECTF Advanced Analytical Chemistry 6 ECTF Advanced Biological Chemistry 6 ECTF Due insegnamenti(per un tot di 12 ECTF) da scegliere all’interno del gruppo 1 o del gruppo 2: Gruppo 1 (Chemistry for life): Bioorganic Chemistry 6; Metabolomics 6, Protein crystallography 6, Surface Chemistry and Nanomaterials 6, Elements of Computational Organic Spectroscopy 6 Gruppo 2 (Chemistry for sustainable development): Neutraceutical and Food Chemistry 6; Industrial Biotechnology 6; Environmental Spectroscopy 6 second year Attività a scelta dello studente 12 ECTF Un insegnamento da scegliere all’interno del gruppo 1 o del gruppo 2: Gruppo 1 (Chemistry for life): Metal-based drugs 6, Informatics for chemistry and biology 6, Biophysical Chemistry 6 Gruppo 2 (Chemistry for sustainable development): Sustainable and efficient energy 6, Green Chemistry and Catalysis 6,NMR applications for Food Chemistry 6, Remediation of contaminated sites 6 Health and Safety Safeguard in the Working Environment 1 ECTF Internship in a Company/in a research lab 11 ECTF Experimental project for final dissertation 30 ECTF Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programs taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) - evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) - curriculum vitae - transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed - certificate of proficiency in English, with language level - copy of passport or identity card Fee Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advice you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

MSc

Msc Course in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The Master's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering aims to form a graduate with advanced skills in processing and information-transmission systems of and to provide more specific knowledge in the design of devices and electronic systems. It provides the skills and methodological tools needed to design and develop systems for signal and image processing, antenna design, microwave systems and devices, analog and digital electronic design with applications in the fields of electronics, telecommunications. [+]

Language: English (Level B1 required) Numerus clausus: No Double degree: Universidad Carlos III - Madrid (Spagna) The Master's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering aims to form a graduate with advanced skills in processing and information-transmission systems of and to provide more specific knowledge in the design of devices and electronic systems. It provides the skills and methodological tools needed to design and develop systems for signal and image processing, antenna design, microwave systems and devices, analog and digital electronic design with applications in the fields of electronics, telecommunications. The program provides methodologies of advanced mathematical calculus, in particular functional and complex analysis, in order to introduce the necessary tools to model and formalize the solutions of complex information engineering problems. Study plan 2015/16 first year Advanced digital image processing 9 ECTF Reliability and design for safety 6 ECTF Analog circuit design 6 ECTF Microwave and optical engineering 9 ECTF Networking 6 ECTF Mathematical methods for engineering A 6 ECTF Statistical signal processing 6 ECTF Antennas and propagation 9 ECTF Altre attività per ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche (Inglese livello B2) 3 ECTF second year Digital communication 9 ECTF Information theory 6 ECTF Tirocinio 9 ECTF Prova finale (tesi) 18 ECTF Tre insegnamenti a scelta dal seguente gruppo (per un totale di 18 ECTF): Design of application and services 6, Electric system and energy market 6, Industrial measurements laboratory 6, RFID technologies 6, Communication technologies for energy 6, Mobile communications and security 6,Multimedia security 6, Sensors and microsystems Application: In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find by filling in the form on this page. For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programs taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) - evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) - curriculum vitae - transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed - certificate of proficiency in English, with language level - copy of passport or identity card Fee: Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advice you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

Msc Course in Management and Governance

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The MSc in Management and Governance, curriculum in Accounting and Management will provide knowledge in four main fields - Business studies, Economics, Law, Statistics and Mathematics. [+]

Language: English (Level B2 required) Numerus clausus: No Double degree: European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau/Wiesbaden (Germania) and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia) Overview The MSc in Management and Governance, curriculum in Accounting and Management will provide knowledge in four main fields as follows: Business studies: courses in this area mainly concern topics related to the management, control, and performance measurement of both private and public firms. Furthermore, a few courses aim to provide students with knowledge and competencies to understand international economic phenomena and to plan and develop strategies at both business and corporate level. The courses use interactive teaching/training methods, aimed at transmitting professional skills, abilities, and attitudes which are useful in increasing the effectiveness of the learning process, team working, conflict-reducing abilities, and leadership in order to enable students to make effective managerial/entrepreneurial decisions in teams as well as autonomously. Economics: this area includes courses which deepen the topics related to microeconomics dynamics relevant to the firm's management, as well as to the business competition and evolution of the international operating environment. Specific attention is devoted to the microeconomics concepts and models needed to understand the managerial choices related to the internal organization of the firm and its competitive positioning, as well as to the topic of globalization and its consequences on the competitive environment and entrepreneurial activities examined according different points of view (economic, social, and cultural). Law: courses in this area aim at analysing juridical topics related to: tax law, regulation of employment and trade-union relationship in the public sector, legal issues of public company law, rules on competition law and state aids in the European Union, consumers law and social responsibility of the firm. Particular attention is devoted to the analysis of normative systems, according to a comparative (national/international) approach. Statistics and Mathematics: courses in this area are aimed at training students to interpret data effectively and to use concepts of statistics, probability and sampling in order to make decisions in complex and dynamic business environments. Study plan 2015/16 - I Year CFU Hours Semester 1 Strategic Management 6 40 II 2 International Management 6 40 I 3 Business Law 6 40 I 4 International Financial Accounting 6 40 I 5 Public Management 6 40 II 6 One at choice: 6 - Microeconomics for Business and Finance - 40 I - Economics of Sustainable Development - 40 II - Comparative Law - 40 II 7 Advanced European Union Law 6 40 I 8 At students’ choice 12 - One at choice: 6 - English for Economics and Business - 40 II - Stage - - I and II - Total 60 - II Year CFU Hours Semester 9 Corporate Valuation 9 60 II/td> 10 Industrial Organizations Y9 60 I 11 Statistics for Business Decision Making 9 60 I 12 Models of Capitalism 9 60 II - Thesis 24 - Total 60 Admission requirements: All the students applying from abroad to get enrolled in Management e Governance – Curriculum in Accounting and Management are required to provide all the necessary documentation; at least three full years of studying (e.g. a 3-year bachelor degree or a 2-year bachelor degree plus a master of science) in subjects strictly coherent with management and accounting will be required to get a positive valuation and subsequently get enrolled. All the students from another Italian University applying to get enrolled in Management e Governance – Curriculum in Accounting and Management are required to comply with the requirements detailed at the following link: http://www.sem.unisi.it/it/didattica/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/management-e-governance-mago Application: In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For the second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programs taught in English(documents must be submitted in English) evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) curriculum vitae transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed certificate of proficiency in English, with a language level -copy of passport or identity card Fee: The tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year, but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accommodation are not granted by the University itself, but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accommodation is usually out in the month each year, so we advice you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place -Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 -Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

Msc course Language and mind : linguistics and cognitive studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The Master program is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and cognition; Philosophy and cognition. Two modifications are introduced on the preceding MA activated in the same class. The first modification aims to stress the already highly international character of the master program so as to favor the access of international students and the interaction between Italian and foreigner students; the opportunity to access international... [+]

Language: English Specializations: Linguistics and cognition, Philosophy and cognition Numerus clausus: No Double degree: Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne The Master program is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and cognition; Philosophy and cognition. Two modifications are introduced on the preceding MA activated in the same class. The first modification aims to stress the already highly international character of the master program so as to favor the access of international students and the interaction between Italian and foreigner students; the opportunity to access international doctoral programs; the capacity of the students to actively participate in international conferences and seminars; the possibility to access job opportunities abroad. The second modification – also in view of the migration of some courses of the previous master program of which the present one is a modification into a different MA - aims to build a formation that is at the same time coherent and diversified, in which a predominant number of common courses are present in the first year of the program and the second year is devoted to an in depth study in one of the two directions. Study plan 2015/16 Specialization Linguistics and cognition taught in English first year Syntactic structures and compositional semantics (Syntactic structure + Compositional semantics) 12 ECTS Logic and theory of meaning (Logic + Theory of meaning)12 ECTS Philosophy of mind (Mind and brain + Mind and language) 12 ECTS Theory of grammar and language acquisition 6 ECTS Language, society and ideology 6 ECTS Academic English and translation 6 ECTS Computational linguistics 6 ECTS second year Morphsyntax and experimental studies on language 6 ECTS Psycholinguistics 6 ECTS Syntax-semantics interface 6 ECTS Corpus approaches to discourse analysis 6 ECTS Crediti a scelta dello studente 12 ECTS Idoneità linguistica livello B2 3 ECTS Tirocini, laboratori di informatica, altre attività per ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche o utili per l'inserimento nel MdL 3 ECTS Prova finale 18 ECTS Specialization Philosophy and cognition taught in english first year Syntactic structures and compositional semantics (Syntactic structure + Compositional semantics) 12 ECTS Logic and theory of meaning (Logic + Theory of meaning) 12 ECTS Philosophy of mind (Mind and brain + Mind and language) 12 ECTS Theory of grammar and language acquisition 6 ECTS Language, society and ideology 6 ECTS Academic English and translation 6 ECTS Epistemology 6 ECTS second year Theory of argumentation 6 ECTS Logic of Natural language 6 ECTS First order logic 6 ECTS Theory of science and theory of knowledge 6 ECTS Crediti a scelta dello studente 12 ECTS Idoneità linguistica livello B2 3 ECTS Tirocini, laboratori di informatica, altre attività per ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche o utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 3 ECTS Prova finale 18 ECTS Application: In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programs taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) - evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) - curriculum vitae - transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed - certificate of proficiency in English, with language level - copy of passport or identity card Fee: Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advice you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

MSC in Economics

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The MSc in Economics is a two year graduate programme that aims to provide an advanced level of education in economics. [+]

Language: Italian or English (level B2 required) Specializations: Economics for the environment and development (taught in Italian), Economics (taught in English); double degree: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) or University of Uppsala (Sweden) Years: 2 Numerus clausus: No The MSc in Economics is a two year graduate programme that aims to provide an advanced level of education in economics. The program is built on four core courses — mathematics, microeconomics,macroeconomics and econometrics — in order for students to acquire advanced tools for economic analysis, and offers a wide array of specialized topics in most fields of modern economics. The programme is designed to give our students the ability to approach a wide variety of economic and social issues. Moreover, the cultural tradition of the Department of Economics in Siena has always favoured 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 encouraged "contamination" of the economic approach with other disciplines, such as other social sciences, history, law, as well as biology, psychology, etc. 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. Normally, students admitted hold a three-year degree (B.A.) in economics, or a 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. Students with a strong background in mathematics and statistics may be admitted even if they have no previous training 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). Study Plan 2015/16 Specialization Economics taught in english first year Mathematics for Economic Applications 6 ECTS Microeconomics I&II 12 ECTS Macroeconomics 6 ECTS Econometrics I&II 12 ECTS Public Economics 6 ECTS International Management 6 ECTS English for Economics & Business 6 ECTS second year 3 electives in Economics (choice among the following): Monetary Economics 6 ECTS, Growth and Development 6 ECTS, Economic Dynamics 6 ECTS, Industrial Organization 6 ECTS, Economic Analysis 6 ECTS, Behavioral Economics 6 ECTS, Economic Organization and Theories of the Firm 6 ECTS, Optimization 6 ECTS Financial investments and risk management 6 ECTS 1 elective in Economics (choice among the following): International banking and financial regulation 6 ECTS, Competition Law and Policy 6 ECTS Others at student’s choice 12 ECTS Other activities 3 ECTS Thesis 21 ECTS Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) curriculum vitae transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed certificate of proficiency in English, with language level copy of passport or identity card Fee: Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The MSc in Finance will provide knowledge in three main fields: <strong>Quantitative Area.</strong> Students study in deep the methods used in financial markets to price financial securities: [+]

Language: English (Level b2 required) Numerus clausus: No Years: 2 Double degree: European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau/Wiesbaden (Germania) or Università di Lubiana (Slovenia) or Romanian- American University - Bucarest (Romania) The MSc in Finance will provide knowledge in three main fields: Quantitative Area. Students study in deep the methods used in financial markets to price financial securities: basic principles of stochastic calculus, no-arbitrage principle and risk neutral (martingale) pricing, derivatives pricing, interest rate derivatives, stochastic volatility models, financial econometrics. Economic Area. Students are exposed to the theoretical framework of modern financial economics: microeconomic models for business and finance, models with asymmetric information and decision under uncertainty, monetary economics and central banking approaches; Management Area. Our fundamental courses will provide the knowledge to study financial behaviour of financial and non-financial firms and financial markets. To be admitted to the MSc in Finance, candidates should possess a solid academic background in the following areas of study: economics, management and business, mathematics, statistics. Knowledge must include the economics of financial markets and principles of financial mathematics. Applicants must have basic computer skills, at least equivalent to ECDL core. Normally, students admitted hold a three-year university degree (bachelor). Admission requirements depend upon the first level degree obtained by the student: Degree in business or economics: at least 12 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematics for economics and finance and at least 8 ECTS (or equivalent) in finance or corporate finance. Degree in science (including mathematics) or engineering: at least 18 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematical methods and at least 8 ECTS (or equivalent) in finance or corporate finance or, alternatively, at least 8 ECTS (or equivalent) in financial mathematical modelling. Other degrees: at least 30 ECST (or equivalent) in economics, at least 8 ECTS in finance or corporate finance, at least 30 ECTS in mathematical methods. A final first level degree grade of at least 100/110 (or equivalent) is also required. All applicants must have English language skills at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as well as computer skills at least equivalent to the ECDL core. Language skills An English language skill at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a necessary condition for admission. Assessment of skills and competencies The application is evaluated by an Examining Board, which checks that the requisites for admission are satisfied and assesses the candidate's skills and competencies. Candidates may be required to sit for a written exam and/or an interview, aimed at verifying their skills and competencies. Study plan 2015/16 first year Microeconomics for Business and Finance 6 ECTS Econometrics 6 ECTS Fundamentals of Programming 6 ECTS Financial Modeling I 9 ECTS Financial Investments and Risk Management 9 ECTS Corporate Valuation 9 ECTS Information Technology for Business and Finance 6 ECTS One of these activities: English for Economics & Business 6 ECTS Internship 6 ECTS Second year Monetary Economics 6 ECTS Financial Modleing II 9 ECTS International Banking and Financial Regulation 6 ECTS Three courses (not necessarily all activated every year) chosen from: Statistics for Business Decision Making 6 ECTS, Economics of Sustainable Development 6 ECTS, International Financial Accounting 6 ECTS, Active Portfolio Management 6 ECTS, Financial Engineering 6 ECTS, Asset Allocations 6 ECTS, Advanced Financial Modeling 6 ECTS, Financial Markets 6 ECTS, Alternative Assets 6 ECTS, Applied Econometrics 6 ECTS, Corporate Treasury Management 6 ECTS, Interest Rate Derivatives 6 ECTS, International Comparative Tax Law 6 ECTS, Structured Finance and Insurance 6 ECTS, Behavioral Economics 6 ECTS Free choice 9 ECTS Thesis 15 ECTS Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) curriculum vitae transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed certificate of proficiency in English, with language level copy of passport or identity card Fee Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

MSc international studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Siena

The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. [+]

Language: Italian or English (English level B2 required) Specializations: Development and international cooperation (taught in Italian), International and diplomatic sciences (taught in Italian), European studies (taught in English) double degree: Jagiellonian University - Krakow (Polonia) Years: 2 Numerus clausus: No The Master of Science in International Relations aims to provide knowledge of the methodology and content of cultural, scientific and vocational training in the following areas of learning: Historical, economic, law, political science, linguistic. These skills are designed to help students develop the ability to understand and analyze issues concerning the international dimension of political, economic and social phenomena. The specific objectives of the programme are: provide analytical tools and institutional knowledge aiming to understand, evaluate and manage issues relating to contemporary societies, the complex relationships among the states, the processes of democratization and protection of human rights; provide, focusing on tools and comparative analysis method, knowledge about the dynamics of the processes of structural change occurring in the international arena, as well as basic knowledge of the methodologies used by the bodies of multilateral cooperation for the development of programs development cooperation. International students can be admitted to the Master's course in European studies (taught in English) if they have a bachelor degree in Political science, Law, Economics, History, Communication or Sociology. Those student who have a different bachelor degree can be admitted if they have credits in following scientific fields: Political science, Law, Economics, History and Sociology. Study Plan 2015/16 Specialization European studies taught in English first year European Macroeconomics 6 European Union Politics 9 Environmental Economics 6 European Human Rights Protection 6 UE language 6 Comparative Politics 9 Contemporary European History 9 English language qualifying examination 4 Computer qualifying examination 3 second year UE language 6 History of International Relations 9 Monetary Economics 6 International Economic Law 6 Free-choice training activities 9 Stage 8 Final work 18 Application In order to apply to the 2016/17 academic year you will have to send all your documents to the Academic Committee of the course you are interested in for the evaluation and you will be able to do that (approx. from mid January 16 on) through an online platform that you will find at this link: http://enrolment.diism.unisi.it/index.php?logout=no&lng=en For second cycle (laurea magistrale) degree programmes taught in English (documents must be submitted in English) evaluation form (please note: the form must be completed in all parts) curriculum vitae transcript of records of the first cycle degree possessed certificate of proficiency in English, with language level copy of passport or identity card Fee Tuition fee for the MSc courses can be up to around 2000 euros per academic year but part of the fee is based on your family income and students are required to produce an official declaration of the economic status of the family unit for the previous year issued by the home country tax office, legally translated into Italian with the Embassy/Consulate duty stamps. Tuition fees have to be paid in three different moments: the first part when you complete the enrolment procedure, the second in January, the third part in May. Scholarship and accommodation Scholarship and accomodation are not granted by the University itself but by the DSU and are based on family income and merit. Call for scholarship and accomodation is usually out in the month each year so we advise you should keep an eye on their website www.dsu-toscana.it Contacts International Place - Sportello integrato internazionale Università di Siena Via Banchi di Sotto, 55 53100 - Siena (Italia) Tel. +39 0577 232293/2034 e-mail internationalplace@unisi.it Facebook Fan Page: International Place Università di Siena [-]

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