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The Economic Research Track in a Nutshell

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Full-time program lasting four semesters (two years)
  • All courses taught in English, international student body
  • Fast-track option for acquiring a doctorate
  • Participation in doctoral courses at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) at the Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences (GESS)
  • Opportunity to participate in an exchange during your subsequent doctoral studies at the CDSE, which is partners with Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, United States) and is included in the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) along with the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, University College London, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the University of Stockholm & Stockholm School of Economics, Tilburg University, and the Université de Toulouse 1.
  • Excellent career opportunities in high-level academic positions

Curriculum

Introductory Phase

Examination (min)

ECTS credits

Mathematics for Economists
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Econometrics

120
120
120
120

6
8
8
8

Specialization Phase - Compulsory Courses

   

Advanced Microeconomics II
Advanced Microeconomics III
Advanced Macroeconomics II
Advanced Macroeconomics III
Advanced Econometrics II
Advanced Econometrics III

120
120
120
120
120
120

5
5
5
5
5
5

Specialization Phase - Elective Courses

   

Specialized PhD courses and 1-2 seminars

 

40-46

Specialization Phase - Research Seminars

   

CDSE seminar in the 3rd and 4th semester
Faculty seminar

 

0
0

Research Phase

   

Research thesis (11 weeks)

 

20

Total

 

120-126