Over the course of 18 months, the Master's degree in International and Development Economics (MIDE) at HTW Berlin prepares students for the responsible and demanding work involved in the context of development. Students gain an in-depth working understanding of the economic and political global context in which developing countries are integrated.
MIDE graduates are ideally equipped to work in development cooperations or international organisations. Featuring a wide variety of courses to choose from, ranging from "Agricultural Economics in Less Developed Countries (LDCs)" to "Project Planning and Evaluation", MIDE provides students with a well-rounded education. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical expertise, graduates are capable of analysing the current challenges of development and formulating actionable strategies for meeting them.
Occupational outlook – positions held by MIDE alumni
- Bank Examiner, Central Bank of Zambia
- Country Officer, KfW Development Bank, Uzbekistan
- Democratic Governance, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Freedom House, South Africa
- Director of Planning and Industrial Studies department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Oman
- Europe Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam
- Finance Trade Policy and Plan Execution Supervision, State Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ethiopia
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- Microeconomics and Development
- Macroeconomics and Development
- MInternational Economics for the 21st Century
- Development Policies and Research Colloquium
- Public Finance for Development
- Elective Module
- Master's Thesis
- Final Oral Examination
- 18 months
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DisciplinesEconomics International Development View 13 other Masters in International Development in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants with a European undergraduate degree
A total of 210 ECTS or the equivalent is required. Applicants with only 180 ECTS are also eligible. However, they are required to either provide at least one year of professional employment or training since graduation or obtain the remaining 30 ECTS while studying MIDE. This would prolong the degree by approx. one semester.
- Applicants with a degree from non-European universities
The undergraduate degree must be at least equivalent to a three-year German Bachelor’s degree. To determine whether a degree qualifies, please contact email@example.com. Scans of all academic transcripts, either in English or German, must be attached to the enquiry.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Students must pay a semester fee of 306.89 €
Living costs for Berlin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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