Uni-Tübingen

International 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 via Skype.

Application deadline: May 15.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for mid-June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by late June - early July.
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 the M.Sc. in International Economics requires a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration or a related field with excellent grades. Applicants are expected to have sound intermediate level knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, trade theory and policy and quantitative methods.

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

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.

The entire program is taught in English. Applicants should therefore be fluent in English. Knowledge of German is not required to complete the program. However, German classes are available to 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

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

Program details

In today’s highly globalized world, governments and firms need experts trained in international economics. If you are intrigued by debates about the costs and benefits of economic globalization, the M.Sc. International Economics will provide with you with the necessary skills to analyze these questions in a scientific manner.

In addition to the advanced command of economic techniques, the program consists of specialized courses in globalization, international trade, and migration. Further courses will help you understand the intricacies of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes.

Graduating from this program, you will understand the driving forces behind major trends on global markets and what these trends mean for workers, firms, and governments. Moreover, you will be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of international economic policies.

Specializations:

  • Global Production and Sourcing
  • International Trade Theory
  • Monetary Economics
  • Fiscal Federalism and Competition
  • Empirical Studies on Migration, Trade and Growth
  • International Economic History

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

Double Degree Option

This program can be completed as a double degree with the University of Nottingham (England). Please find more information on our website: M.Sc. International Economics with Nottingham

Double Degree Option

This Master program can be completed as a double degree with the University of Nottingham (England). This means that in the double degree option a stay abroad during the first year (two semesters) 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

After your studies

Graduates of the M.Sc. in International 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 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.

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 International Economics.

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.

See also the school's graduate program.

Alumni

Here you will find information about the Alumni Association Tübingen.

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