Economics - Master
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Regular duration of study
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The M.Sc. Economics builds upon the expertise and reputation of our faculty in various fields of economics. It offers a lot of flexibility and is the most versatile program in economics that we offer. If you want a program that allows you to choose courses from the areas of economics that you find most interesting, this is the program for you.
Experts in economics become ever more important for societies to master key challenges of the future, such as achieving sustainable growth and avoiding unacceptable levels of economic inequality or unemployment. A broad range of field courses and electives gives you all the necessary flexibility to develop your individual academic profile in order to become such an expert.
Graduating from this program, you will be able to understand the driving forces behind major economic trends and what these mean for firms, workers, and governments. You will acquire the skills to analyze economic data professionally and understand the logic of economic problems.
Double Degree Option
This program can be completed as a double degree with the University of Adelaide or with the University of Nottingham. Find more information on our website.
For more information check the webpage of our faculty.
Admission is subject to a competitive selection procedure that includes individual interviews with faculty members. Shortlisted candidates from overseas will be interviewed in a video conference.
Application deadline: 15 May.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for early June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by late June.
Our programs start at the beginning of October and at the beginning of September within the Double Degree with Nottingham.
There will likely be changes in the admission process for the academic year 2020/2021.
We publish all news concerning the application process on our website so you can stay in the loop.
Admission to the M.Sc. in Economics requires a Bachelor’s degree in economics, business studies or a related field with excellent grades. Applicants are expected to have sound intermediate level knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods.
The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents. The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to this link.
For further information see the general requirements and specific requirements.
The entire program is taught in English. Applicants should therefore be fluent in English. Knowledge of German is not required to complete these programs. However, German classes are available for international students.
We accept the following certificates as proof of English language skills:
- TOEFL ibt: 80 or
- TOEFL pbt: 550 or
- IELTS: 6.0 (Overall band) or
- Cambridge: CAE, CPE or C1: BEC higher or
- TOEIC: 700 or
- UniCert III Certificate or
- Abiturzeugnis (HZB) listing English as a subject taken or
- Bachelor degree in English/American Studies or
- alternatively a Bachelor degree in an English-speaking country.
Please note! For participating in the Double Degree with the University of Nottingham, an IELTS of 6.5 is required. English Language Equivalencies of the University of Nottingham are listed here: ELE Nottingham
Graduates of the M.Sc. in Economics are well-equipped to either pursue an academic career or an ambitious professional career. We offer a Master’s degree that enjoys an outstanding international reputation and gives you a competitive edge on the job market. You will acquire up-to-date scientific knowledge that is in high demand for a broad range of professional careers. Graduates may aim for a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or careers in business and finance as well as administrative positions in the public sector and international institutions. Moreover, career paths in economics and finance also include policy advising, publishing, consulting and research.
The M.Sc. in Economics offers a Ph.D. track which is a fast track to a doctoral degree in our doctoral programs in Economics (DPE).
The Ph.D. track requires 27 ECTS credits from courses explicitly marked as Ph.D.-oriented. These courses take students to the frontier of academic research. Moreover, Ph.D.-track students need to write a high-quality Master thesis that can serve as a starting point for their Ph.D. thesis.
Volkswirtschaftslehre, Economics, international, Außenhandel, Trade, Volkswirtschaft, Forschung