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Programme structure M.Sc. Economic Research

The core and advanced section of the Master's programme in Economic Research comprises 36 ECTS points. This area includes the advanced and research-oriented fundamentals of micro- and macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics, economic methods and mathematics. These competencies enable you to understand the scientific literature of economics and to analyse, calculate and interpret economic problems on an advanced, theoretical and empirical level.

In the specialisation section of the Masters Economic Research you will also take modules amounting to 36 ECTS. A total of 24 ECTS must be completed through four elective modules. You can choose from a wide range of specialisation courses so that you can select the research area in which you wish to focus both in the Master's programme and in your doctoral studies. In addition, you can expand your general knowledge by taking courses in the basic and advanced areas that you have not attended before. The remaining 12 ECTS in the specialisation area are achieved through two mandatory reading groups in micro-, macro- or econometrics. In these modules you will read and discuss the latest research and results in the respective research area.

The supplementary section of the Master Economic Research serves as an additional part to develop a more specific profile - either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. A total of 18 ECTS credits can be achieved by enrolling in three elective modules.

Further modules of the extensive range of courses are also available via Extracurricular Activities.

You will find the concrete course structure of the M.Sc. Economic Research as well as the compulsory and elective modules of the respective fields of study in this PDF document.

You can already see the changes that will apply to you from winter semester 2021/22 in chapters 3.1 to 3.3 of the module catalogues, which will come into force on 1 October 2021. You can find it here in the section Documents and Media - Master Examination Regulations (ER) 2015. Please make sure to read the footnotes.

These are excerpts from the examination regulations, which will become effective with the publication of the Official Notices (Amtliche Mitteilungen) on 1 October. More detailed information can be found in the subject-specific annexes to the examination regulations and in the module catalogue in the "Documents and Media" section.