Economics with Double Degree Option: Australia

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: May 15, 2024
78 place StudyQA ranking:1476 Duration:2 years

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The MSc in Economics is designed for students who have a general interest in economics. Do you have a good Bachelor's degree in economics or any related field? Do you want to deepen your understanding of economics without necessarily focusing on either international economics or finance? Then this is the programme for you.

A broad range of field courses and electives gives you all the necessary flexibility to develop your individual academic profile. The courses available include International Economics, Game Theory and Industrial Organisation, Innovation and Growth, Monetary Macroeconomics, Economic History, Microeconometrics, Theory and Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions. Graduates of this programme will have acquired advanced, up-to-date knowledge in several areas of economics and will be able to apply their knowledge in attractive professional careers, both in government institutions and in the private sector.

Educational organisation

We place great emphasis on active student involvement. Attending a Master's seminar, you will earn credits by writing a research paper on a topical issue of economics, econometrics or finance, and by presenting your paper in class. Most importantly, you will write a Master's thesis on a topic agreed upon between yourself and your thesis supervisor. Working on your thesis under the dedicated supervision of a faculty member will allow you, with due effort, to move up to the frontier of academic research. In doing so, you will acquire methodological skills and expertise that greatly enhance your career perspectives, including a possible continuation of your education in an excellent PhD programme.

This programme can be completed as a double degree with the University of Adelaide. This brand-new double degree programme is based on the MSc Economics at the University of Tübingen and the Honours programme in Economics at the University of Adelaide. Students participating in this double degree programme spend one year at each institution and graduate with both degrees.

Students of the MSc Economics from the University of Adelaide taking part in the double degree programme with the University of Tübingen will spend two semesters at the University of Adelaide. They will complete their honours degree there.

After having completed their honours degree in Economics at the University of Adelaide, students will undertake two semesters of study at the University of Tübingen. The courses students have taken at the University of Adelaide will count toward their MSc in Economics at the University of Tübingen, each earning the students 9 ECTS credits toward their MSc degree at the University of Tübingen.

Students will need to take one course out of specialisation or elective studies and one Master Seminar in their first semester at the University of Tübingen. An additional course may be taken. However, it will not be counted into the final degree.

In the second semester at the University of Tübingen, students will research and write their Master's theses. Upon the successful completion of all courses and the Master's thesis, the student has concluded the double degree programme and will be awarded the MSc in Economics at the University of Tübingen.

Study abroad unit(s)

Students participating in this double degree programme spend two semesters at the University of Tübingen and two semesters at the University of Adelaide, Australia. They graduate with both degrees (MSc in Economics from the University of Tübingen and Honours BSc in Economics from the University of Adelaide).

Forms of assessment

Written and oral examinations

Course objectives

We are committed to a Master's degree that enjoys a high international reputation. Our programmes give you the opportunity to achieve a competitive edge on the job market for professional economists. Graduates may aim for executive careers in business and finance as well as for administrative positions in the public sector and international institutions. Moreover, careers in economics typically include policy advice, publishing, consulting and research.

Graduates will find themselves well-positioned for an academic career. You may complete any one of these programmes on a PhD track.

Language requirements

1) English
Foreign and German applicants: TOEFL ibt: 80 or TOEFL pbt: 550 or IELTS: 6.0 or Cambridge: CAE or TOIEC: 700 or UniCert III certificate or Bachelor's degree from an English-speaking country

2) German is not required. However, German classes are available.

Academic requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Economics are expected to have sound intermediate knowledge of micro- and macroeconomics as well as quantitative methods of economics (statistics, mathematics, econometrics). They must hold a Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, or any related field, preferably a degree that amounts to 180-210 ECTS credits.

Enrolment fees

142.10 EUR per semester

Costs of living

The average necessary allowance for a student at the University of Tübingen is 700 EUR per month.

Arrival support

Orientation week
Study counselling
Several student advisers are available who will be glad to help participants in all questions regarding their Master's programme and their stay in Tübingen. The student body (Fachschaft) offers numerous welcoming events especially for Master's students.

Services and support for international students

During orientation weeks, students will be escorted to public authorities for registration purposes and helped with opening bank accounts, registering with the university and setting up their health insurance. Students are offered a basic German course and various activities that introduce them to the university and the city.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Tübingen offers student accommodation for about 4,400 students. The Student Services Organisation ("Studentenwerk") has an Accommodation Office that helps international students to find rooms. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 EUR.
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