Double Degree | 21. Editon

Master in Economics and International Policies | MEPIN

Intake: 2024/26
Double Degree: 

  • Master of Science - Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • First level specializing Master - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

When: September 2024 - December 2026
Where: Lugano @USI | Milan @ASERI

Applications Deadline: June 30, 2024 

Double Degree
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | ASERI

Università della Svizzera Italiana


A multidisciplinary approach to understand the economic and political phenomena

The Master in Economics and International Politics (Master in Economia e Politiche Internazionali) offers a wide range of scientific tools and specific skills, which are essential for understanding the economic and political phenomena linked to globalisation and the functioning of public and international institutions.
The program covers the disciplinary areas of economics, law and institutions, and international politics
MEPIN also provides the multidisciplinary and managerial knowledge necessary to address issues such as sustainable development, globalisation of markets, population ageing, migratory phenomena and, more generally, forms of cooperation between public authorities and private economic operators aimed at achieving a common objective, such as the provision of a service or the development and management of a project.


Double Degree 

MEPIN is a joint initiative of ASERI, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan and USI, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. MEPIN therefore awards a double qualification:

  • an Italian first-level Master's degree, issued by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
  • an international Master of Science, issued by the USI (Università della Svizzera italiana)


2 years: September 2024 - December 2026
Two semesters at USI, Lugano + one semester at ASERI, Milan + Project Work/Thesis + Internship (3.5 months)


MEPIN addresses:

  • Graduates with a bachelor's/master's degree in a varied spectrum of disciplines.
  • Young professionals motivated to strengthen their economic, legal and political skills

Professional outcomes 

Thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of the Master, MEPIN students acquire analytical skills, scientific tools and managerial competences that build key professional profiles serving a wide range of working environments, from private enterprise to large international organizations.

Language of instruction

MEPIN is taught mainly in Italian. Nevertheless, some courses are in English


120 ECTS credits.

Applications deadlines: 

  • June 30, 2024: final deadline
  • April 30, 2024 (if you need a visa)
Why MEPIN? Learn it from a guru

Why MEPIN? Learn it from a guru

MEPIN will provide you with the tools to "read" the world's international and geoplotical events.
Nobody but a worldwide renown scholar in International Relations, such as Prof Michael Mastanduno (Dartmouth College), can explain it better.
Don't miss the opportunity to meet face to face with him at MEPIN!




As of Nov. 27, 2023 the appointment of Prof Fabrizio Mazzonna as the MEPIN USI Co-Director comes into force.

A warm welcome from ASERI! 

Read the USI release

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