Economics - European Political Economy

University of Trier

24 months
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The Economics - European Political Economy programme of University of Trier is directed towards students who want to deepen their knowledge of the economic aspects of European Integration and the design of economic policy in the European Union (EU) and its Member States.

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The Economics - European Political Economy programme of University of Trier include:

  • identification of the institutional features of the EU and its Member States,
  • analysis of the agents involved in European economic policy-making,
  • assessment of the design and results of governmental interventions at the European and Member State level,
  • examination of the interrelation between European and national as well as European and international economic and trade policy.

Professional Outlook

A degree in Economics with a specialization in European Political Economy offers job perspectives in a large number of national and international public institutions, such as the German Central Bank or the European Commission.

Furthermore, there is an increasing demand for qualified economists in private institutions, parties, foundations, and associations. Companies in commerce, finance, and manufacturing with an international focus also have a strong demand for skilled economists.

The master's degree also provides an excellent foundation for subsequent doctoral studies and an academic career at a university or research institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometric Methods
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Economic Policy-Making
  • Global Governance
  • East Asian Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students who hold a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with a grade of 2.5 or better are admitted into the Master's Program. If the grade is between 2.6 and 2.7, the Examination Board will decide on the admission.

Students who hold a

  • Bachelor's Degree from the University of Trier in either Business Administration, Social Sciences, Information Systems or Business Mathematics
  • Bachelor's Degree from the University of Trier with Economics as a Minor or
  • Bachlor's Degree that is equivalent to the degrees listed above and with at least 60 credit points in Economics

are admitted if the grade is 2.2 or better.

Tuition Fee

No tuition fee


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