Master 2 in Public Policies and Development (PPD)

General

Program Description

Aims and Scope

Why are some countries so poor while others are so much more affluent? Development economics is trying to provide an answer to this difficult question. The quest for this answer takes place either (i) at the level of states and countries, looking at international issues as well as into the political economy of government failure in poor countries, or (ii) at the level of individuals and firms, with a view to understanding how these microeconomic agents are able to cope with such difficult environments. The Public Policy and Development (PP&D) Master’s program aims at equipping its students with the tools required to become part of that quest at the cutting edge.

Courses

Each student must choose 4 courses (30 hours each) in each semester.

Admission

Admission is based on academic excellence criteria. An undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree is required, within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee. Some brushing-up in Economics or Maths might be advisable in some cases. Working knowledge of English is obviously required.

Note

Our training relies on a substantial use of mathematics and modeling. A good mastering of mathematics is therefore required. To apply to the 1st year of the Master, students should hold a BSc in Economics, Applied Mathematics within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee. To apply to the 2nd year of the Master, students should hold an undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree.

Application process

Step 1: Create your application file online: eCandidatures.

Step 2: Download, print and send the application file with all the required documents before the indicated deadline.

Required documents:

  • Resume (CV);
  • cover letter;
  • official transcripts;
  • official diploma;
  • English language certification TOEFL;
  • IELTS or Cambridge advanced Certificate (C1 level as European reference);
  • Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE);
  • 2 recommendation letters (Master - 1st year) 3 recommendation letters (to apply to the 2nd year of the Master) - academic ones are more appropriate than professional.

by post to:

Ecole d’économie de Toulouse – TSE Université Toulouse 1 Capitole Agnès SIRVEN – MA 102 Manufacture des Tabacs 21 allée de Brienne 31015 Toulouse Cedex 6

Step 3: Follow your application status online: eCandidatures.

Step 4: Answers will be communicated by mid-March.

Step 5: If you are selected, you have a week to confirm your acceptance.

Step 6: Registration formalities and payment will take place in July.

Tuition fees

5500€ + Registration fees: approx 250€ + Student social security (health care): approx 200€. Address: 21 allée de Brienne – 31000 Toulouse

Financial aids

Some Master scholarships and fee waivers will be awarded to Master students according to academic, geographical or individual criteria.

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

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