Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The Masters program in Economics gives students specific knowledge about the relation of the economy, politics and society. It prepares the students for a successful career in high-ranking positions in private enterprises, research, consulting, financial service, international organizations, and in the public sector.


The study program is outstanding due to the variety of subjects that can be chosen. Next to four compulsory (basic) modules the students choose six subjects according to their individual preferences and gain well founded knowledge in theoretical and empirical Economics.

The Masters program in Economics provides qualified students the opportunity of doing Double-Masters programs. In these degree programs you can choose between several partner universities in the HERMES network. The advantages:

  • You obtain two Masters degrees in the standard period of study
  • You strengthen your language skills, and
  • You improve your chances on the job market.
You may apply for the Double Masters program together with the Economics Masters program. Please read the information on the application procedure for more details.

The Masters program Economics conveys basic knowledge about the most recent theoretical and empirical approaches in economics. Based on a Bachelors program, it offers the possibility of further specialization. Students of this Masters program acquire a profound comprehension of the coherencies between economic, social, and political processes. They learn how to apply scientific methods and findings and can therefore work in diverse occupational fields. With this Masters program, we prepare you for research and management, for the private sector and science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Economics 1 and 2
  • Theoretical Foundations 1 and 2
  • Major Microeconomic Theory and Policy


Prospective students with higher education entrance qualification and Bachelors graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in economics with a standard period of study of at least three years,
  • in a three years university program in the field of economics in Germany,
  • in a university program at an international university with a Bachelor's degree of at least three years in management and/or economics or
  • in a program related to economics
  • or an equivalent degree
  • Proof of English language skills (B2 level)

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 163 International
  • EUR 163 EU/EEA


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