Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

M. Sc. European Economics

The M.Sc. European Economics is a unique double-degree program offering a comprehensive and flexible graduate level economics education combined with an integrated year of study in either Pavia, Italy or Nottingham, England.

Students spend one year at the University of Tübingen and one year at the partner university of their choice, either the Università degli studi di Pavia or the University of Nottingham. Living and studying in Italy or England, students gain valuable skills and capacities necessary to compete in the European economic world. Due to the international focus of the program, graduates are able to get into different working procedures in different countries efficiently and adopt beneficial practices employed in other cultures.

In addition to the M.Sc. in European Economics, students are granted a Master’s degree from the partner university of their choice. Thus, graduates have a wide range of career options in international companies or institutions in the public sector.

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Key Facts

4 Semester Program

Courses start either in September (partner universities) or October (Tübingen)

120 ECTS Credits

incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)

English

Course Language


Curriculum A: 2nd year at the Partner University

This Option is open to students pursuing the Double Degree with the University of Pavia (Italy).

Areas of Specialization

Curriculum

Modules / Areas ECTS credits  
Core Studies 18

 

60

Specialization Studies 33-42
Elective Studies 0-9
Second Year in Pavia 60  

Curriculum B: 1st year at the Partner University

This Option is open to students pursuing the Double Degree with the University of Pavia (Italy) and the University of Notthingham (England).

Areas of Specialization

  • Economics
  • International Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance

Curriculum

Modules / Areas ECTS credits
Credits Partner University 60  
Core Studies 9  
Specialization Studies 9-18

 

18

Elective Studies 0-9
Advanced Topics 9  
Master Thesis 24  

Ph.D. Track

Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. subsequent to this M.Sc. program. Towards this end, students may study this M.Sc. program on a Ph.D. track, putting themselves on a fast track to a doctoral degree in Economics.

Module Handbook

For more detailed information about the modules, please see the

Module Handbook


Application

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted between March 4 and May 15, 2019 via our application portal.

Application Portal

The printed copy of the application forms must reach the University of Tübingen via regular mail until May 15th.

Bachelor Degree Requirements

 Bachelor Degree Certificate in Business Administration, Economics or related fields with a final grade of at least 2.5 or better according to the German grading system. (The final grades of international applicants will be converted into the German grading system and therefore also be subject to this rule).

  • Degree should preferably amount to 180 ECTS.
  • A certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed a first university degree or a certificate (or equivalent documents) providing evidence of the successful completion of at least the year prior to his/her final examination in the equivalent studies.

Complete Transcript of Records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of Records containing generic module titles (such as Economics I, II and III) should be accompanied by detailed module descriptions. The transcript should prove that the applicant has solid intermediate knowledge in

  • Microeconomics,
  • Trade Theory and Policy,
  • Finance and
  • Quantitative Methods (Mathematics / Statistics / Econometrics)

 

CV

  CV in tabular format in English or German

Letter of Motivation

Please provide us with a letter of motivation explaining your reasons for applying for this degree and outlining your qualifications for it. Kindly limit yourself to one page, the letter may be composed either in English or in German.

Students should indicate their reasons for applying for the double degree program, their choice of partner university and their intended specialization.

Language Requirements

  Proof of English Language Qualification

  • TOEFL ibt: 80 or
  • TOEFL pbt: 550 or
  • IELTS: 6.0 (overall band) or
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE or BEC Higher or
  • TOEIC: 700 or
  • UniCert III Certificate or
  • German HZB /z.B. Abiturzeugnis, Fachhochschulreife) listing English as a subject taken or
  • Bachelor degree in English/American Studies or
  • Bachelor degree from an English-speaking country.
  • Please note! The University of Nottingham requires an IELTS of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or an equivalent qualification.
Additional Documents

Further documents proving specific qualifications relevant to the desired course of study may be submitted. Examples of these additional documents are, among others, proof of additional foreign language skills, results of standardized tests specific to the fields of Business and Economics (such as GRE or GMAT) and certificates of participation in summer schools or research projects that are not documented in the applicant's academic transcript. Please note that neither a GMAT nor a GRE are a prerequisite for any of our M.Sc. programs but that they may serve as an indication that the applicant possesses a certain skill set.

Note: It is not compulsory to send reference letters. However, if you wish to hand in reference letters, you can do so voluntarily.

Recognition of International Degrees

Please note that we as the academic advisory team are not in a position to provide accurate information regarding the recognition of international degrees in Germany. These matters are handled by our central Student Affairs Office (Advising and Admission of International Students) who can provide information about the recognition of specific degrees as well as grade conversion.

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Admission

Incoming applications will be reviewed by the admission committee to determine whether they meet the entry requirements and then ranked according to the grades the applicants obtained in ther undergraduate studies and other criteria.

Timeline Admission Process

March 4

application portal opens

May 15

application deadline

June 11-21

interviews

June- July

offer letters are sent out

October

start of the MSc programs

Interviews
After the admission committee has reviewed the applications they will invite the best candidates to take part in the next stage of the admission process, the interviews. Invitations will be sent out via email at least three days before the interview and will state the day and the time of the interview. Please make sure that you regularly check your emails. International applicants may request to conduct the interview via Skype at the time assigned to them. Admitted candidates will receive an admission letter 1-3 weeks after the interview. Students who receive an offer have only a limited period of time to accept the offer and matriculate at the University of Tübingen before the offer becomes invalid and the spot will be offered to the next candidate on the list.

Student Fees
The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents, students are only obliged to pay a small administrational fee and a contribution to the student union to matriculate.

The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students in recent years. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to the following link:

Tuition Fees

Students pursuing the double degree with the University of Nottingham do, however, have to pay reduced tuition fees to the University of Nottingham. Further information on the fees for the M.Sc. European Economics with Nottingham can be found on this subpage.


Further Questions?

For further questions, please contact:

Academic Advisory Service
Office hours: Tuesdays 9-11 am
Nauklerstraße 47 | 72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29-76415
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OR make an  online appointment

Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten

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