Uni-Tübingen

European Economics - Master

Key data on study program

Faculty
Economics and Social Sciences Faculty

Academic Degree
Master

Restricted admission
Yes, in first semester

Regular duration of studies
4 semester

Is a combination subject required?
No

Application deadline 1st semester

Application deadline for Germans and EU citizens 
Winter semester: 15.05

Application deadline for non-EU citizens
Winter semester: 15.05

Valid for all applicants with German or EU university entrance qualification.

Program start
Winter semester

Language of instruction
English

Costs
Tuition and other fees

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Requirements and application

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: May 15.
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.

Find more information on the admission process on our website.

We publish all news concerning the application process on our website so you can stay in the loop.

Admission to one of our Dual Degree Programs requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Economics with a grade better then 2.5, preferably a degree that amounts to 180 ECTS credits (e. g. a three-year Bachelor). European Economics applicants are expected to have solid intermediate knowledge in at least two of the following fields: Micro- and Macroeconomics, Foreign Trade and Trade Policy, Quantitative Methods, Finance and Investment Theory.

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.

Applicants must be fluent in English.  Knowledge of German is not required to complete this program. 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 BEC Higher or
  • TOEIC: 700 or
  • UniCert III Certificate or
  • German Abitur including at least 6 (G8) or 7 (G9) years of English or
  • Bachelor degree in English/America Studies or
  • University degree obtained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

For studying at the University of Nottingham an IELTS of 6.5 is required. English Language Equivalencies of the University of Nottingham are listed here.
Italian is not a formal requirement for studying in Pavia. However, it is strongly advised to take at least one language course in preparation of the stay abroad if the student is not yet fluent in Italian.

Program details

The School of Business and Economics has entered into double degree agreements with different partner universities all over the world. These programs offer participants an extraordinary opportunity to obtain two degrees at the same time. This integrated double degree Master program in European Economics is conducted in cooperation with the Università degli studi di Pavia (Italy), the University of Nottingham (UK) and the Aix-Marseille University (France). Designed as a two-year program to be completed in equal shares at the University of Tübingen and one of the partner universities, featuring a broad range of courses and granting two degrees, this Master program teaches students the skills and capabilities necessary to succeed in the European labor market. With one study year in Tübingen, Germany and one study year at the partner university participants experience two cultures, two campus lives and two academic perspectives.

Please find a general overview of the Master program European Economics and more detailed information on the different double degrees here: M.Sc. European Economics

This Master program is designed as an integrated double degree which means that a stay abroad of one year (two semesters) at a partner university is a fixed part of the curriculum.

 

Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

The Module Handbook describes the goals and structure of a degree program. In the module handbook, you will find details of the type of modules offered and their respective workloads as well as te classes, requirements and assessment. An ideal course plan is set out in the module handbook to help you plan your studies. The module handbook and the exam regulations help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.

Module Handbook

The exam regulations contain the legally binding regulations for a degree program. They set out, for instance, which modules must be taken and which assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete the degree program. The exam regulations also regulate how often exams may be repeated, which deadlines apply to assessment, and how the final grade is calculated. The exam regulations and the module handbook help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.

Exam regulations

Help with choosing a study program

The master in European Economics gave me the unique opportunity to build up the perfect path for my future career, as it offers a wide range of courses and four specializations.

Luca Fosso, University of Pavia

After your studies

Graduates of the M.Sc. in European Economics are well-equipped to either pursue an academic career or an ambitious professional career. The double degree 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 advice, publishing, consulting and research.

Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

The M.Sc. in European Economics offers a Ph.D. track which is a fast track to a doctoral degree in our Doctoral Program in Economics (DPE).
The Ph.D. track requires 18 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.

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