International Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: May 15, 2024
78 place StudyQA ranking:650 Duration:2 years You need IELTS certificate

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The MSc in International Economics builds upon the expertise and reputation of our faculty in International Economics. Are you are intrigued by the claims often made about the benefits and threats from economic globalisation? Do you think that scientific analysis should be brought to bear on this issue? Then this is the programme for you.

Graduating from this programme is your first step towards an ambitious professional career in international institutions, in an international firm or in a government institution dealing with international economic policy.

A series of specialised courses on different forms of economic globalisation, such as international trade and multinational firms, labour migration and international capital flows and on international financial markets will allow you to become a true expert in international economics. You can combine modern theory in this field with empirical methods and applications. Elective courses in several other areas of economics serve as valuable complementary elements of your education.

To allow for tailor-made personal curricula and research agendas, each programme also features specialisation courses. You may choose to further your specialisation in a certain field or to broaden your education by attending courses of a complementary nature, including interdisciplinary elements.

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 by you 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.


Although there is no compulsory internship, a specialised office will assist students in finding an internship upon request.

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 in an English-speaking country

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

Academic requirements

Applicants for the MSc in International Economics are expected to have sound intermediate knowledge of micro- and macroeconomics, quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics, econometrics), and foreign trade. 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 the 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 which 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 which helps international students to find rooms. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 EUR.
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Deadline: Jul 31, 2023 StudyQA ranking: 1234 You need IELTS certificate