M.Sc. On Campus

Research in Economics and Finance

24 months
1454 EUR/year
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The programme at the University of Vienna, offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Finance, provides the methodological basis necessary to carry out theoretical and empirical Research in Economics and Finance.


This includes the development of new and more advanced methodologies and analytical approaches. Accordingly, the Research in Economics and Finance programme places great emphasis on the foundations of both theory and empirics in the two fields. After a joint first semester, students choose to specialise in economics or finance. The programme can be thought of as the first two years of an American-style PhD program, prior to the phase of thesis writing.

After Graduation

  • Graduates at the University of Vienna are able to work on economic and financial issues using the methods and instruments of theoretical and empirical economic research. The skills acquired go beyond those taught in a corresponding bachelor's degree. In particular, graduates can independently read and understand the relevant scientific literature as well as question them critically and apply them to specific economic questions. You are familiar with modern theories of economics and finance and can check their statements on the basis of data. Graduates have the knowledge that enables them to take up an economics doctoral program with independent scientific research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics for Economics and Finance
  • Microeconomics for Economics and Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Business Cycles
  • Macroeconomics
  • Individual Decisions
  • Game theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for EU/EEA students:

  • Winter - 30 November
  • Summer - 30 April 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of degree programmes
  • Admission with a degree from the University of Vienna
  • Admission with a degree from another university
  • Degree programmes with an entrance exam procedure
  • Visiting Master

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • As an EU/EEA/CH citizen you only have to pay the Students' Union fee (20.20 Euro). 
  • Non-EU/EEA students pay the fee plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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