M.Sc. Economics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR157 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Hohenheim | Stuttgart, Germany
The Masterís programme 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.

Description of Economics


The study programme 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 Masterís programme in Economics provides qualified students the opportunity of doing Double-Masterís programmes. In these degree programmes you can choose between several partner universities in the HERMES network. The advantages:

  • You obtain two Masterís 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 Masterís programme together with the Economics Masterís programme. Please read the information on the application procedure for more details.

The Masterís programme Economics conveys basic knowledge about the most recent theoretical and empirical approaches in economics. Based on a Bachelorís programme, it offers the possibility of further specialization. Students of this Masterís programme 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 Masterís programme, we prepare you for research and management, for the private sector and science.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline winter semester only: June 15th, all applicants
Tuition fee
  • EUR 157 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 157 Semester (EEA)
Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The standard period of study of this full-time Masterís programme is 2 years. It consists of the basic Masterís studies, special fields chosen in the majors and the Masterís thesis.

The basic Masterís studies deal with theoretical and methodological fundamentals in the field of economics. Based on this knowledge, students study the two majors Macroeconomic Theory and Policyand Microeconomic Theory and Policy, each consisting of two components, as well as two seminars in these fields. The profile is rounded off by two minors from a wide range of courses in economics, business studies, or social sciences.

Students complete their studies with the Masterís thesis. This is usually completed in the fourth semester. The students have three months to write this thesis independently and according to current scientific methods.

The following double Masterís degree programmes are available in the framework of the M.Sc. in Economics:

ē University of Liège, Belgium, Degree: Master in Economics
- Specialization in Economic Analysis and Public Governance
- Specialization in Economics and Finance

The programme can be studied fully in English. Language skills in German and French are an asset but no prerequisite.

ē University of Pavia, Italy, Degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economics, Finance and International Integration,
- Specialisation: Industrial Organization and Market Strategies
- Specialization: Finance
- Specialization: International Economics Integration

The programme can be studied fully in English. Language skills in German and Italian are an asset but no prerequisite.

Requirements for Economics

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

Work Experience for Economics

No work experience is required.

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University of Hohenheim, Germany

Germany On November 20, 1818, Hohenheim became the site of an important agricultural institution, founded by King William I of WŁrttemberg for teaching, experimentation and demonstration. The first director was Johann Nepomuk Schwerz, and it was located in the castle built by Duke Karl Eugen. In 1847 the institution was designated as holding the rank of an "Academy of Agriculture and Forestry". In 1904 the name was changed to "Agricultural College". Hohenheim College was awarded the right to confer doctorates in 1918 and habilitations in 1919. This school was renamed Universitšt Hohenheim in 1967. 2008 there are over ī6,000 students in Hohenheim, a university which is primarily focused on economics and business administration. The University of Hohenheim is one of Germany's leading universities in agricultural science.

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