Program Structure

The Master's program International Economics and Public Policy consists of three major components: Core modules, elective modules and the master's thesis with a research colloquium.

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First Semester: During the first semester, students attend courses that review and expand basic concepts and methods within international trade, development economics, public economics, and macroeconomics.

Second and Third Semester: From the second semester onwards, they may specialize in either International Economics or Public Policy, if they choose at least two modules in the respective field. In addition, it is still possible to pick electives from the field they have not specialized in. In the elective part, students can select from a wide variety of courses that range from international macroeconomics, behavioural economics, labour, finance, accounting, taxation, international management, marketing, logistics, to information management and mathematics. They have the option to pick modules which span over one or two semesters. All modules have a strong focus on policy issues and empirical applications.

Fourth Semester: The final semester is reserved for the master’s thesis, in which students demonstrate their ability to conduct a competent analysis of a topical research issue.

In the following, some of the respective modules are presented in more detail. However, a full description of all MIEPP modules can be found in the module handbook.