International Economics

University of Göttingen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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One semester abroad, foreign language courses and the option of a double degree at a renowned partner university: These are the trademarks of this research-oriented degree programme in international economics relations. The Master of Arts in International Economics is offered by University of Göttingen.


The creation of an individual profile is possible. Foci are: Development Economics, European Integration, Economics of Latin America, Institutional Economics and Quantitative Methods of Economic Research.

The master's programme in International Economics at University of Göttingen concentrates on the acquisition of specialised knowledge of international markets and the global interconnections of national economies. High value is set on research-based teaching and demanding proficiency in analytical methods. Master's students have the opportunity of studying one semester at one of our partner universities for example in Europe, Russia, the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea or China. Additional language courses will prepare students for this study-abroad programme.

Areas of study and research focus in Göttingen:

The master's degree programme in international economics provides students with greater in-depth subject-related and methodological knowledge to enable them to analyse the increasingly international intermeshing of economies and thus reproduce and evaluate its impacts on domestic or foreign economic measurands. This focus means a comprehensive, thematically matched series of courses in the field of international economic relations within the master's degree programme. Whether concerned with European economic and monetary policy, micro and macro issues in development economics, multinational companies and organisations, international trade or experimental economic research, the large range of modules offered creates a solid methodological and factual basis to enable candidates to soundly analyse the current opportunities and risks of globalisation. Equipped with several professorships and an interdisciplinary research centre, the University of Göttingen, moreover, offers the largest area of focus on the areas of economic development research.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the master's degree programme in international economics are equipped with a high level of methodological and factual knowledge coupled with their acquired language skills and intercultural skills. This opens up outstanding career perspectives, particularly at international and European organisations (for example IWF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, European Central Bank, EU Commission), at research institutes, institutions for development cooperation and in the private sector, particularly at associations, at management consultancies, in the financial sector or at internationally aligned companies.

At the same time, a master's degree builds an excellent foundation for starting a doctoral degree programme at a domestic or foreign university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Integration
  • Economics of Latin America
  • Development Economics
  • Public Choice
  • Quantitative Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in International Economics is competitive. Admission into the programme is based on proof of relevance of previous studies.Proof of relevance of previous studies

  • A minimum of six semesters of study culminating in a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent course of study with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in the subject of economics or a closely related subject.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.
  • Completed 60 ECTS credits and course work in Economics including 30 ECTS credits in Economic Theory, Public Economics, and International Trade.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Semester contribution fee: 355 euro


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International Economics
University of Göttingen