Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Master’s program in Economics offered at the University of Hohenheim conveys in-depth knowledge about the relationships among economics, politics, and society. The degree program is characterized by linking cutting edge theoretical and empirical research as well as by the many different possibilities for specialization.


The Master’s program in Economics is offered at the University of Hohenheim.

Eleven economics professorships, a comfortable group size, and optimal student to instructor ratios enable a solid education that prepares you for a research-related profession. The program Economics also offers the option of acquiring a double Master’s degree.

  • Excellent education in economics
  • Flexible design of studies
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Possibility to get an international double Master’s degree

The Master’s program Economics conveys basic knowledge about the most recent theoretical and empirical approaches in economics. Based on a Bachelor’s program, it offers the possibility of further specialization.

Students of this Master’s 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 Master’s program, we prepare you for research and management, for the private sector and science.

The Master’s program in Economics prepares for a high-ranking position in various professional areas:

  • Research and academic institutions
  • Economic research departments in large corporations
  • Public service (federal ministries, communities, organizations)
  • International organizations (e.g. United Nations, World Bank, European Union, International Monetary Fund, Central Banks)
  • Managing positions in the private sector
  • Consulting and corporate strategy
  • Development assistance
  • Banks and financial service providers

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 Bachelor´s graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics with a standard period of study of at least 3 years
  • a university degree successfully completed in Germany with a standard period of study of at least 3 years in the area of Economic Science
  • a Bachelor's degree from a foreign university with a standard period of study of at least 3 years in Management and/or Economics, or
  • in a degree program related to business and economic sciences.
  • or an equivalent degree

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stuttgart

780 - 1290 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


One way to finance your studies are the combined grant-loans provided according to the Federal Student Financing Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) - BAföG.

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