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Economics and Social Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Bolzano - Bozen, Italy
If you have an interest in economics, politics and social issues, and you like exploring them from several different points of view, this Bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is the right degree course for you. 
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Overview

How much room for negotiation on economic issues is there for the decision-makers in charge? What impact do their choices have on social development and what is the impact of their decisions on legislation? How do decision-makers work? How much power do they actually have? What is their long-term strategy in the global context

Why do countries join wars or end them? How has democracy evolved in different countries? During this Bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano we will discuss these types of issues from a philosophical point of view and you will be able to develop your own critical thinking and analytical skills.

You will study Economic Science; what the ethical implications of economic activities are; how to reconcile principles and practice and the link between economics, politics and society. The degree course also includes Law, and specifically: Constitutional Law, the organisation of modern states and of the European Union; Public Law; government intervention in business and the troubled relationship that results from such intervention.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are working:

  • in the Services sector
  • in private businesses or public institutions
  • in NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations)
  • in charities. 

However, most students continue to postgraduate study, choosing master programmes in Political Economy, Management or International Relations.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Economics for PPE
  • History of Economic Thought for PPE
  • Mathematics for PPE (modular)
  • Business Administration
  • Comparative Politics
  • Principles of Philosophy 
  • Information Systems and Data Management
  • European and Public Law (modular)
  • Decision Making and Ethics
  • Econometrics for PPE
  • Financial Markets and Institutions for PPE

English Language Requirements

You need the following PTE score:

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

Find english courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

General Requirements

To gain admission to the programme you need one of the following qualifications:

  • a secondary school leaving certificate (Italian system)
  • equivalent qualification obtained abroad.

Foreign school leaving certificates are considered equivalent if obtained after 12 years of education. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1348 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1348 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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