The curriculum of the Master Program in Economics is structured as follows:
In the first semester, Master students take the five Compulsory Modules.
In the second semester students choose one course out of the Optional Modules. It is recommended to choose one course graded with 12 ECTS. In addition, students will take three 6-ECTS-courses out of the Optional Modules. Students obtain 30 ECTS in their second semester.
In the third semester 30 ECTS credits are to be obtained by choosing courses that add to 30 ECTS, with the following combinations possible:
- 2 x 12 ECTS and 1 x 6 ECTS
- 1 x 12 ECTS and 3 x 6 ECTS
- 5 x 6 ECTS.
Again the courses are organized in the Optional Modules as explained above.
Please note that at least in one of the 12-ECTS courses in the 2nd or 3rd semester students should work on an independently formulated research problem and present the results in a seminar paper. It is recommended to take one course graded with 12 ECTS each in the 2nd and in the 3rd Semester, such the combination of 5 x 6 ECTS courses in the 3rd Semester should be avoided.
We plan to offer a total of six different courses graded with 12 ECTS and a total of six different courses graded with 6 ECTS every semester.
In the 4th semester students write a Master thesis, demonstrating their ability to produce independent scientific work in a specific area of economics.