Finance and development 2015-2016

Finance and development 2015-2016

Inter-faculty degree programme hosted by the Department of Communication and Social Research Masters Degree (LM-81) Duration: two years
Admission procedure: Assessment of requisites and personal preparation
Number of places: free access
Programme Code: 28209

Objectives and Skills

The Inter-faculty Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation provides students with the competences necessary to analyse institutional and cultural factors and to plan and manage cooperation initiatives to aid developing countries.

The programme, which has been developed by the Faculties of Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Humanities, equips students with interdisciplinary knowledge and the tools necessary to analyse and comprehend the context they will find in developing countries, as well as to manage peace projects and international development cooperation programmes.

The programme also provides students with advanced skills that will allow them to:

  • Design, develop, implement and direct integrated cooperation programmes and development projects;
  • Monitor and assess projects and programmes;
  • Work in fluent English (written and spoken) and reach a good working knowledge of French, Spanish and other optional languages;
  • Use communication and information management tools.

For the second year of the programme, students select one of three curricula that combine a high level of specialized knowledge with practical training:

  • Social, Political, Institutional
  • Economics
  • Finance & Development

During the first year which is the same for all students, foreign and Italian students may attend courses taught in English as an alternative to equivalent courses in Italian.

Career Opportunities and Placement


Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, Development and International Cooperation graduates are suited for managerial and other high-responsibility positions in public administrations, national and international organizations, including NGOs, private companies operating in the fields of cooperation development, volunteering and services and organizations for social and cultural cooperation between countries. Graduates may also work as consultants and programme managers for organisations working in the field of human and social development, as well as capacity and institution building. Moreover, graduates may also turn to further advanced training in social sciences.

Professional profiles for Development and International Cooperation Graduates:

  • Economic expert
  • Fundraiser for the non-profit sector
  • International Reporter
  • Cooperation and Development Project Manager
  • Director for Cultural Organisations
  • Director for Humanitarian Organisations
  • Director for NGOs
  • Ambassador
  • Consul

Procedures for sudents from othe universities

If you are not a Sapienza student you will need to:

  • Register on the Infostud platform (Register)
  • Access the Infostud platform with the student registration number and password you were assigned
  • Select “Tasse”
  • Select the “Prove di accesso” option from the menu
  • Insert the Requirement Check Code
  • Confirm the email address you provided at registration or submit a new one. (Please note: this is the e-mail address where the outcome of the application will be notified.)
  • Print out the €10 application processing fee form
  • Pay the application processing fee at any UNICREDIT Bank branch in Italy
  • Fill out the Application form. Please insert the exact name of all the exams you have passed, along with the scientific sector and credits obtained for each exam.

Deliver the following documents to the SOrT Help Desk at Via Salaria 113:

  • Signed application form (possibly filled out by computer)
  • Photocopy of the bank receipt for the €10 application processing fee
  • Photocopy of a valid ID

If you are unable to deliver the documents to the SOrT Help Desk at Via Salaria 113, you can submit the documentation via recorded-delivery mail (with return receipt) to:
Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale
Segreteria didattica lauree magistrali - Dipartimento CORIS
Via Salaria 113
00198, Roma

The envelope must clearly indicate:

  • Surname and Name of the applicant
  • The following reference: “VERIFICA REQUISITI 2015 – DIPARTIMENTO CORIS”

Processing fees and application documents must be paid and submitted by one of the following deadlines (corresponding to four application assessment periods):

  • September 16, 2015
  • October 16, 2015
  • November 16th 2015
  • December 16th 2015

Applications will be rejected if:

  • Arrival date is after Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • If applicant’s name and surname and/or the reference “VERIFICA REQUISITI 2015 – DIPARTIMENTO CORIS” are not clearly indicated on the envelope
  • The application form is not properly completed
  • The application form is not signed

You will notified of the outcome of your application within 15 days of the deadlines mentioned above (i.e., for all the applications received by September 16, results will be notified by October 1, 2015).

Please note: If you haven’t received news about the outcome of your application within the 15-day period mentioned above, please check your spam folder for an email from servizi.onLine@

If your application process is succesful and you have already obtained your Bachelors degree, your Infostud profile will be activated and you can proceed with your registration.

If the application board decides that you need to take in individual courses to complete any missing requirements, you will have to do so by December 2015 and/or January 2016. Once you have satisfied the additional learning requirements, you will have to submit the course exam certificates to the Administrative office to continue your registration process.

For further information, please contact or visit our department’s administrative office.