Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesEconomics – Bachelor 100%

Economic issues play a central role in our daily lives: economic growth, wage inequality and unemployment are featured just as frequently in the media as financial crises, emissions trading or the consequences of globalisation. At the same time, we must all make numerous economic decisions in our private and professional lives. Students in the economics programme focus on analysing and answering these and similar questions.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Science
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and English
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

Based on modern methods and concepts, the degree programme in economics conveys a sound understanding of economic relationships. Thanks to the skills and competencies acquired during the academic programme, graduates will be able to successfully analyse and develop economic and societal processes. Therefore, acquisition of the theoretical tools, mathematical methods and empirical techniques associated with economics are an important prerequisite that can be complemented by explanatory approaches of neighbouring disciplines in the social sciences, such as politics and sociology. 

The core areas of economics include compulsory modules in the various areas of economics, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, public finance, mathematics and statistics, as well as specialisation options on the basis of elective modules in which students can familiarise themselves with many different topical areas of economics. 

As a result, the degree programme combines a strong core economic area with interdisciplinary links. Economics in Heidelberg therefore offers a Bachelor’s degree programme that is innovative in choice of topics as well as applied methodology, clearly differentiating it from other academic programmes in economics. 

Course Structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme requires a total of 180 credits, obtained through both compulsory and elective courses. The degree programme is a modular programme. Of the 180 credits, 148 credits are to be gained through economics’ and interdisciplinary courses, 12 through the Bachelor's thesis and 20 through interdisciplinary skills such as key skills, civil and public law, professional skills, language courses, compulsory internships etc. Students are expected to write their Bachelor's thesis between the fifth and the sixth semester. 

Students in the B.Sc. programme are also offered the opportunity to combine the skills and competencies acquired in the economics modules with the varied range of lectures and courses of other departments at Heidelberg University.