Call for Applications: MA International Economics Programme


Deadline: 30 May 2020


This degree programme is intended for all those with an interest in global economic problems and who seek to develop an understanding of international economic policies, international economic relations, the functioning of the international currency system and intercultural communication.
The Master’s degree programme International Economics offers an in-depth exploration of macroeconomic issues and problems with a particular focus on international economic relations. The programme will also impart skills in independent academic working, intercultural communication as well as knowledge of at least one foreign language to the level of professional exchange.
Economic globalization requires an ever-growing number of specialists able to think beyond borders and view the economy in its global context. This consecutive degree programme imparts a critical understanding of current debates in economics, including a number of heterodox approaches, and seeking to adopt a pluralist perspective. The Master’s degree programme promotes an understanding of international economic contexts and incorporates theoretical controversies, historical developments and up-to-date developments. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, it seeks to stress the importance of social and political institutions for economic development.

Professional field

The graduates of this degree programme hold all the qualifications required to work in state and private organizations, internationally-orientated companies, economic associations and labour unions. The degree »Master of Arts« (M.A.) also qualifies its holder for the higher levels of public administration and for national and international doctoral programmes.

Degree structure

In their first semester, students attend basic courses at the Master's level. The second semester allows for a specialisation. The third semester is usually dedicated to the final examination in the form of a written Master’s thesis and an oral examination. The language of instruction is English.

Students who have gained less than 210 ECTS in their first degree must acquire the missing credits by completing an internship. This extends the regular period of study from three to four semesters.


  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree,
  • at least 210 credit points. Applicants with 180 credits will be required to obtain the additional 30 credits by completing an internship in the third semester (the programme will then last four semesters)
  • English language skills on a high B2 level proved by a standardised test, e.g. TOEFL (iBT minimum score 87), IELTS (minimum score 6.0), TOEIC (minimun score 800), Cambridge First Certificate (CFE), UNIcert II
  • evidence specifically of having completed undergraduate modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Economics
  • Letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae in English

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