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M.Sc. Economics

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General Information

The 2-year Master’s Programme in Economics is aimed at students who have successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree in Economics and would like to increase his/her knowledge and analytical skills in the field.

This is an advanced programme of international standards that aims to further enhance the mathematical and analytical skills of graduate students. In particular, it is aimed at getting students to be adept at independent scientific work. Its focus is on the current scientific research methods to enable students to have not only an overview but an in-depth knowledge in their chosen fields. Students are expected to write and publish papers in economic journals and to apply their practical knowledge of scientific methods in exploring economic issues. Graduates will be ready for both the demands of a career in both private and public sectors, and towards a doctorate. In line with the international focus and to prepare students for the rigours of working in a global economy, the programme is offered only in English.

Course Structure

The programme follows a modular system that takes 4 semesters to complete, including sitting for the final exams and the completion of a thesis. These 4 compulsory modules are to be completed in the first semester- Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematics.  In the second and third semesters, students are expected to choose from a range of economic and interdisciplinary elective modules and seminars to complement their research. The electives from the economics modules can be from either of these areas of focus:

Political Economy and Public Economics 

  • Empirical Political Economy 
  • Environmental and Resource Economics 
  • Labor Economics
  • Political Economics

International Economics 

  • Development Economics 
  • International Macroeconomics 
  • Trade

Quantitative and Experimental Economics

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics 
  • Game Theory and Experimental Economics
  • Decision Theory and Financial Intermediation 
  • Organizational Behavior and Experimental Economics


In the third semester, students have the opportunity to apply for a study stint abroad, including for the ERASMUSExterner Inhalt programme which is the exchange programme to promote greater mobility and cooperation between partner universities. Credits obtained from the partner universities are transferable towards your Master’s degree.

The Master’s thesis will be written in the fourth semester. More information on the programme can be found in the Course Plan and the Module Handbook.

A completion of the Master’s programme requires a total of 120 credit points (CP), out of which 40 credits should come from the compulsory modules, 50 credits from the elective modules and 30 credits from the Master’s thesis. Graduates will be conferred the degree “Master of Science” (M.Sc for short).

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Study Guide M.Sc. Economics

Application and Admission

The Master's programme in Economics is access-restricted but not admission-restricted. Information on the current application procedures can be found hereExterner Inhalt

Brief Overview




Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Subject type

100% (major)

Start of course

winter term every year

Normal study time

4 terms

ECTS points


Language of instruction


Application deadlines

International applicants with an international Bachelor's degree: 15.06.
German applicants and international applicants with a German Bachelor's degree: 15.09.


Externer Inhalt

Examination regulations


Study Guide


Module handbook


Admission regulation

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