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Double master's degree in Business Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of Reading offers a double master's programme with the University of Turin (UniTO). Students have the flexibility to begin their studies at either the University of Reading or the University of Turin to gain their first master's degree, then complete their second degree at the other institution. Students who complete both programmes at each institution will receive two master's degrees.

Programme structure

University of Reading

You'll study our MSc Business Economics programme, which will equip you with the fundamental tools required to assess a range of theoretical, empirical or policy-related economic issues. You'll work with academics from the Department of Economics, where your training will emphasise interactive and applied learning as you study a number of key areas.

Learn more about our MSc Business Economics degree

University of Turin

You'll study for a Master's in Business Administration, with modules covering business management, international marketing, finance, and accounting.

Read about the University of Turin Master's in Business Administration

Entry requirements

University of Reading

To join the MSc Business Economics course at the University of Reading, you need to hold a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Your undergraduate degree should be in a numerate discipline, providing a basic knowledge of maths and statistics. Knowledge of English is required at IELTS level of 6.5 overall, with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

To take part in the dual degree programme, University of Reading students need to successfully complete all core modules and selected optional modules in the MSc Business Economics course, for a total of 90 ECTS credits prior to departure.

University of Turin

As stated in the Didactic regulation of the Course of Study, to enrol in the University of Turin's programme in Business Administration you must possess a bachelor's degree (or equivalent on the basis of the current legislation), and satisfy the academic requirements and level of personal preparation required for a successful attendance of the programme.

Knowledge of the English language at a minimum level of B2 of the Council of Europe is required, although this does not replace the requirement to attain the required IELTS level.

In order to take part in the dual degree programme, University of Turin students must be enrolled in the first year of the master's programme in Business Administration, and before departure must obtain:

  • 68 ECTS by 31 July of the first year (meaning you have successfully completed the first year at Turin)
  • an IELTS level of 6.5, with no component below 6.0 in any sub-skills.

In order to be awarded the University of Turin Master's in Business Administration (LM77), you must acquire 120 ECTS. To be awarded the University of Reading's MSc in Business Economics, you must acquire 180 UK university credits (= 90 ECTS), according to the terms of the Didactic Regulation of the Degree Course, as stated by the University Didactic Rules.

How to apply

  • Check you meet the entry requirements.
  • Submit your application: visit the University of Reading’s online application portal to apply and select University of Turin as your partner institution.
  • Track your application: you can track the progress of your application using our applicant portal, Me@Reading. You will be able to log into this area once we’ve received your application.

The international student experience

We'll help you to thrive in a lively academic environment developed from cross-cultural collaboration.

Both our student and staff communities are made up of people from across the world. At Reading, we have students from around 160 countries studying with us.

Our advisers are available to offer support on issues such as money matters, visa queries, accommodation, and even help with defining words which might be unfamiliar to you. You can also benefit from the Reading University International Mentoring Scheme, matching you with a current student mentor at the University.

Read more about how we support international students