Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Collegio Carlo Alberto

Program Description

Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Collegio Carlo Alberto

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's program, open to students with a second cycle degree or one-long cycle degree in social sciences(including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level.

MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English.

MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of:

  • globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level;
  • European Governance and the politics of European policymaking
  • welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective;
  • current socioeconomic and demographic change trends;
  • the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe.

MAPS graduates are able to:

  • identify and analyze in a sophisticated way economic, social and demographic change and its consequences for European societies, the interdependencies between different policy areas and the interactions between different levels of governance;
  • assess the outcomes of existing national and European public policies and envisage the regulatory instruments needed to meet ongoing challenges through innovative and evidence-based public policy;
  • select and apply the most appropriate methods, frameworks, and tools for social and policy analysis


  • it offers a deep understanding of the processes of economic and social change in European societies (including demographic and migration trends) in the context of globalization;
  • it sharpens your capacity to analyze global and EU governance in its interchange with national systems of governance;
  • it makes you focus on comparative and international political economy, looking at the interplay between economic, social and political processes;
  • it provides you with thorough expertise in the institutions, actors, processes, and content of policymaking in the European Union;
  • it trains you to strong interdisciplinarity and an empirical approach
  • it involves you in a highly profiled international research community at the Collegio, comprising a dynamic and cosmopolitan research and teaching environment
  • it provides you with personalized tutoring throughout the whole year spent at the Collegio


A limited number of tuition waivers and scholarships are available. For students who apply for tuition waivers or scholarships application deadline is May 20, 2018. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open until 31 August 2018.

Core courses

Core Courses provide students with the empirical knowledge and interpretative skills necessary to understand and compare European institutions and governance, public and social policies, social changes, global and comparative political economy, and to build connections between democracy, welfare, and capitalism.

Topics in socioeconomic and demographic change

This module analyzes changes within family and gender relations, demographics, migration and labor market trends, with a focus on public policies.

Methods for social and policy analysis

The Methods module provide students with the toolbox required to carry out policy-oriented analysis, evaluation, and research.


Workshops address specific issues in contemporary labor markets, inequality, and poverty, global and European economic and social policy, the future of welfare states in the global economy, the role of China in the new political economy, the political economy of East Asia.

Master's Paper

By the end of the academic year, students will be expected to write a final Master’s paper, complying with international scientific standards. Students who are interested in a more applied track, envisaging a career in the world of practice, may opt for doing an internship instead of writing a Master’s paper. This option must be clearly specified when applying to the program.

Seminars (Politics & Society)

The program is complemented by the seminar series in Politics and Society which brings at the Collegio world-class scholars and policymakers.


Both the Collegio and the University of Torino have a standing tradition in organizing career days, meetings with former Alumni and interviews to facilitate the direct contact between students and prospective employers. All MAPS students will benefit from such available services.


MAPS graduates will master the complexity of European and global social challenges. They may find employment as analysts, project officers or policymakers, in the private and public sector, in applied research, in social research institutions, public administrations, European and international institutions, NGOs. MAPS graduates are fully qualified for starting an academic career in any international academic institution.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 6, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2019
1 year
Full time
5,000 EUR
Italy - Turin, Piedmont
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