M.Sc. On Campus

Public Economics

Freie Universität Berlin

24 months
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This Public Economics program at Freie Universität Berlin integrates the disciplines of public economics, economic policy, and macroeconomics.


After a comprehensive review of the theoretical and empirical foundations of the key areas of economics, students obtain training to apply public economic theory to questions of economic policy. 

Key Features

  • Drawing from this training, students can select their own personal specializations like the economic analysis of taxes and fees or the labor market. 
  • Students in the Public Economics program from Freie Universität Berlin can complement this work by acquiring business-administration and jurisprudential skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Welfare Economics 
  • Applied Microeconometrics 
  • International Public Economics 
  • Government and Taxation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The basic requirement is a German or an equivalent foreign final degree that qualifies for a profession (e.g. Bachelor).
  • Within former studies students must have achieved a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in economics and a minimum of 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics and econometrics). The total sum of ECTS credits in economics and quantitative methods must account for at least 72 ECTS credits.(achieved ECTS credits in Business and Management will not be considered)
  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree was not obtained at an institution of higher education where English was the language of instruction.

Tuition Fee

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Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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