Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

M.Sc. Economics

Double Degree Option

The M.Sc. Economics program offers a state-of-the-art education in economics at the highest international level, preparing students for careers in academia and in the public and private sectors.

5 Reasons to study Msc Economics at University of Tuebingen:

  1. Excellence in research: Our internationally renowned faculty has been rewarded with two prestigious grants from the European Research Council and a research school from German Research Foundation. At Tübingen, you have the unique opportunity to work at the frontier of research on these and other topics through courses and master's theses:
  2. Excellence in teaching: With a track record of 200 years, our department is the oldest economics department in Germany. We cover a wide range of subjects and offer small class sizes, close supervision of seminar papers and MSc theses, and research assistantships. Our teaching is based on cutting-edge research that addresses important contemporary policy issues:
  3. The University of Tübingen is one of 12 German universities of excellence with a world-leading machine learning cluster. We cooperate with this cluster and offer you a world-class education not only in economics, but also in data science.
  4. The School of Business and Economics has a large and growing alumni network with strong connections to the world's leading companies in and around Stuttgart to help you launch your career.
  5. Our MSc Economics offers a lot of flexibility and is the most versatile economics program in Tübingen. You may study this MSc program on a research track. Moreover, you can choose from 4 specializations or customize your own MSc program:
    • Economic History and Development
    • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis
    • International Economics
    • "no specialization" option

We are happy to meet you and answer your questions about the program, our research and teaching, and Tübingen in general, in our TÜ-VIP info session on July 08, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. German time. Join the meeting to talk to our academic advisors and obtain further information about the M.Sc. Economics program.

TÜ-VIP info session M.Sc. Economics, July 08 at 4:30 p.m. German time:


Key Facts

4 Semester Program

Courses start in October

120 ECTS Credits

incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)


Course Language

Areas of Specialization

  • Economic History and Development
  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis
  • International Economics
  • "no track" option

Double Degree Option

This program can be completed as a double degree with the University of Nottingham .


Modules / Areas

ECTS credits

with specialization "no track"
Core Studies 27 27
Track Modules min. 21 -
Specialization Studies: Economics, Econometrics and Finance 21 - 30 51 - 60
Free Elective Studies max. 9 max. 9
Advanced Topics 9 9
Master Thesis 24 24


Module Handbook

For more detailed information about the modules, please see the Module Handbook.



Applications will be accepted between March 1 and July 15 (for international applicants) or September 15 (for German or E.U. applicants) via our application portal.

Application Portal

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,
  • Macroeconomics and
  • Quantitative Methods (Statistics / Mathematics / Econometrics)


Language Requirements

  Proof of English Language Qualification

  • TOEFL ibt: 79 or
  • TOEFL pbt: 550 or
  • IELTS: 6.5 (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
  • Officially recognized higher education degree (e.g. Bachelor degree) with English as the language of instruction (you must provide a medium of instruction certificate unless the language of instruction is definitively stated on your transcript)
  • Please note! The University of Nottingham requires an IELTS of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or an equivalent qualification.

Online Self Assessment

  The M.Sc. Economics puts a strong emphasis on quantitative methods and analytical approaches. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to test your skills with the Mathematics for Economics Skill Assessment. While this free test is anonymous and the result is not part of your application, the test allows you to efficiently self-assess your competence in some of the basic requirements of the M.Sc. Economics.


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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Incoming applications will be reviewed by the admission committee to determine whether they meet the entry requirements.

Timeline Admission Process

March 1

application portal opens

Mar - Jul
rolling admission

We will continuously review applications in this program. Offer letters will be issued continuously - the earlier you apply the earlier you will hear back from us!

May 15

application portal closes for the Double Degree with Nottingham.

We encourage all international students to apply before May 15 to avoid delays due to long visa processing times

Jul 15

application portal closes for international applicants

Sept 15

application portal closes for German and E.U. applicants


Start of the MSc programs

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 (Fees in Nottingham)

Further Questions?

For further questions, please contact:

Academic Advisory Service

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Nauklerstraße 47 | 72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29-76415
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Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Frank Stähler

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