Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

M.Sc. Economics with Nottingham

The Program

This program offers students the unique opportunity to obtain a degree from the University of Nottingham and the University of Tübingen through studying at both institutions over the course of just two years. Students study

M.Sc. Economics at the University of Tübingen

and one of the following programs at the University of Nottingham depending on their respective academic interests: 

  • M.Sc. Economics
  • M.Sc. Economics and Econometrics
  • M.Sc. International Economics
  • M.Sc. Behavioural Economics
  • M.Sc. Development Economics

Students of this double degree start their studies at the University of Nottingham and are required to pay (reduced) tuition fees to the University of Nottingham for their M.Sc. course. For more details please see the information on fees below.

Key Facts

4 Semester Program

Courses start in September in Nottingham

120 ECTS Credits

incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)

English and German

Courses in Nottingham are exclusively taught in English.

Specializations in Tübingen determine course language (English or German)


The program requires students to earn 60 ECTS at each institution, amounting to a total of 120 ECTS. Students start their program at the University of Nottingham in September and complete their first year of the master degree there. The second year of the program is spent in Tübingen and includes the completion of a cosupervised Master Thesis.

University of Nottingham (year 1)
  • M.Sc. (two taught semesters, no thesis)

University of Tübingen (year 2)

  • Specialization
  • Advanced Topics
  • Electives
  • Master Thesis

Areas of Specialization in Tübingen

  • Applied Economics
  • Economic Theory

PhD 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.

Module Handbook

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



Application for all Master Programs is possible from March 1st until May 15th
(M.Sc. Economics: Until July 15h for international / September 15th for EU applicants)

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).

  • 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.
  • Degree should preferably amount to 180 ECTS.

Complete Transcript of Records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of Records containing generic module titles (such as Business Administration 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
  • Quantitative Methods (Mathematics / Statistics / Econometrics)



Language Requirements

Please note! The University of Nottingham requires a valid (i.e. recent) IELTS of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or an equivalent qualification. Your language certificate must  satisfy both the requirements of the University of Tübingen as listed below and the requirements of the University of Nottingham!

Proof of English Language Qualification

  • TOEFL ibt: 80 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)

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 and then ranked according to the grades the applicants obtained in ther undergraduate studies and other criteria.

Timeline Admission Process


application portal opens

March - May
rolling admission

We will continuously review applications and conduct interviews 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

June 11-21

Interviews will be held for those applications that reached us in late April and May

June and July

offer letters are sent out for those applications that reached us in late April and May


Start of the M.Sc. program in Nottingham

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. Interviews are conducted via Zoom. 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
Tuition Fees to Tübingen: 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

Tuition Fees to Nottingham: The University of Norttingham will be awarding a total of seven full scholarships to students applying for one of the dual degree programs with the University of Tübingen for the next academic year. The scholarships will be allocated based on the interview process.

Students who are not receiving a scholarship are required to pay tuition fees to the University of Nottingham. Home and EU-Students studying in this double degree will receice a scholarship of 33% toward the standard Nottingham tuition fee (International fee). Please refer to the websites of the University of Nottingham for details on the current fees. International Students (non EU-students) pay the standard fee (International fee) to the University of Nottingham. The fees are payable in three instalments, the first one of which has to be paid in the week of your arrival in Nottingham. You will receive detailed information upon arrival.

If you are eligible for Auslandsbafög a significant amount of the tuition fees can be covered through this.

Please note! All information in this program is preliminary and changes are possible.

Further Questions?

For further questions, please contact:

Academic Advisory Service

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Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Frank Stähler

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