International and Development Economics

HTW Berlin

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18 months
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The International and Development Economics program from HTW Berlin allows students to gain expertise in the area of international trade relations with a strong focus on development.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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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

  • 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 Scans of all academic transcripts, either in English or German, must be attached to the enquiry. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • Students must pay a semester fee of 306.89 €


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International and Development Economics
HTW Berlin