Courses (ESOL)

Economic Sociology, Organization and Labour Studies



The ESOL training programme is characterized by a highly interdisciplinary approach, in which economic sociology is integrated with the study of labour law, statistics and computational methods, and topics in economics, organizations, business, and behavioural sciences. 

In addition to the theoretical and substantive knowledge on the topics relevant to the Programme, this training aims to provide strong methodological and empirical research skills, both quantitative and qualitative, including the most recent advances in the social and economic sciences. 

Ph.D. students must attend the following courses for the A.Y. 2023-2024:


NASP common methodological courses

The Language of Mathematics in Contemporary Social Sciences - 6 cfu/40h - Prof. Ruth Loewenstein (University of Milan) – Syllabus

Research Methods in Social and Political Sciences – 3 cfu/20h - Prof. Anne-Marie Jeannet (University of Milan) - Syllabus

Introduction to STATA – no cfu/10h - Dr. Giorgio Piccitto (University of Bologna) - Syllabus

Statistics for the Social Sciences – 6cfu/40h - Prof. Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan) - Syllabus

Statistics for the Social Sciences (Practical sessions) – no cfu/20h – Dr. Giorgio Piccitto (University of Bologna)

Applied Multivariate Analysis for Social Scientists A (Module 1 and 2) – 6 cfu/40h – Prof. Cristiano Vezzoni (M1) & Ferruccio Biocati Rinaldi (M2) (University of Milan) – Syllabus Module 1 & Syllabus Module 2

Introduction to R - no cfu/10h - Prof. Federico Vegetti - Online recorded crash course (on EDIT Platform) - Syllabus


Other NASP and ESOL methodological courses (students must select at least 3 out of 6 courses)

Experimental methods - 3 cfu/20h - Prof. Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Milan) - Syllabus

Literature Review Methods – 3 cfu/20h – Dr. Elena De Gioannis (University of Milan) – Syllabus 

Longitudinal and Multilevel Analysis for Social Research – 6 cfu/40h – Prof. Emanuela Struffolino & Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan) – Syllabus

Multivariate Analysis for Social Scientists with R – 6 cfu/40h – Prof. TBC – Syllabus

Qualitative Research Methods – 3 cfu/20h - Prof. Paola Mattei (University of Milan) – Syllabus

Network Analysis – 6 cfu/40h – Prof. Federico Bianchi (University of Milan) – Syllabus


ESOL specializing courses (students must select 3 out of 4 courses)

Education, Occupations and Social Stratification - Prof. Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan) - 3 cfu/20h - Syllabus

Comparative Employment Relations - Prof. Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) - 3 cfu/20h - Syllabus

Complex organizations. Research frontiers - Prof. Marco Guerci (University of Milan) - 3 cfu/20h - Syllabus

Welfare Systems and Social Inequalities - Prof. Emmanuele Pavolini (University of Milan) - 3 cfu/20h - Syllabus


Other activities 

Project Colloquium
NASP International Seminars
Collegio Carlo Alberto's Days (summer school)


Transferable Skills courses

Academic English for Social and Political Sciences - Prof. Emma Quick – no cfu/20h  - Syllabus
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