The Quantitative Economics and Finance programme at University of Luxembourg prepares for careers in academia, public institutions, and upscale jobs in the industry. For its best graduates it is a premier route for admission to the University of Luxembourg’s Doctoral School in Economics and Finance.
The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance meets the highest international standards and compares to the first year of doctoral programmes at top universities in the US or the UK. In the second semester, students have to write a Master thesis. Close ties to the University’s economics and finance research departments ensure individual supervision by faculty members.
5 reasons to study quantitative economics and finance in Luxembourg
- Get to know the research frontier in economics and finance
- Strong links to research carried out at Uni.lu’s economics and finance departments
- Curriculum meets highest international standards of first year - doctoral studies
- Gain knowledge and skills for a career in academia, public institutions, or the industry
- Study in one of Europe’s leading financial centres
- Ability to pursue a PhD in economics or finance
- Methods and tools to analyse economic phenomena in a complex, data-driven world
- Skills to provide evidence-based, scientific policy advice
- Critical thinking, ability to carry out independent research and to communicate its findings
- Exposure to the research environment of the University of Luxembourg’s economics and finance departments
The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance is equivalent to the first year of doctoral education, and graduates are eligible to apply to the University of Luxembourg Doctoral School in Economics and Finance.
Graduates from the MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance will also find employment in Luxembourg’s dynamic and international job market. They are especially qualified for jobs with central banks, private banks, insurance companies, administrations, European and national institutions, or statistical services.
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The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance is taught across two semesters.
The curriculum is designed around the principal pillars of both disciplines: mathematics and statistics, econometrics, macro- and microeconomics, financial theory, general equilibrium theory, and empirical analysis.
In addition, students can chose from a number of optional courses, covering different areas of theory and policy.
In their final semester, students complete a Master thesis. Topics for the Master thesis are coordinated together with the programme director and thesis supervisor.
The Master thesis is an original piece of research that should showcase a thorough understanding of the chosen topic as well as the appropriate research methodology. The thesis project concludes with a public defence.
- Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Finance
- Advanced Econometrics
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Financial Theory
Students applying for the one-year Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance need to have successfully completed four years of university studies (240 ECTS), usually a Bachelor degree and one-year Master in economics, finance, business, management, mathematics, or a related discipline.
Faculty is composed of
- Academics from the University of Luxembourg, in particular from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, and from abroad.
- Professionals from Luxembourg and abroad
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- 12 months
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- Applicants need to have successfully completed four years of university studies (240 ECTS), usually a Bachelor’s degree and one-year Master’s, or equivalent, in economics, finance, business, management, mathematics, social sciences, or a related discipline.
- Full degree transcripts (Bachelor, Master or equivalent), incl. an official English translation if the original is not in English.
- General GRE test scores (pdf suffices)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter/personal statement
- Additional documents, such as copy of passport or identity card, photo, etc. may be required by the student services department (SEVE).
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International400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
Merit-based financial assistance in the form of scholarships is available to a limited number of admitted students. These scholarships include a payment of € 1050,-- per month for the academic year starting in September 2020 and closing in August 2021.Luxembourg nationals and non-nationals who have lived in the country for more than five years/are children of parents employed in Luxembourg may be eligible to apply for CEDIES, financial assistance provided by the Luxembourg government.
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