from former Master of Economics students at Heidelberg University


Aan Imp Piaun

"Heidelberg helped me to improve my analytical and critical thinking."

Elizabeth Piaun (IRS, Ecuador)


Aan Imp Lam

"The M.Sc. program enabled me to get started on my own research."

Malte Lammert (PhD student at University of California San Diego)


Aan Imp Staab

"In one course we counted more than 15 nationalities!"

Hannah Staab (KPMG)


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"We were able to design and conduct our own laboratory experiments."

Luisa Kling (AXA)


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"The proximity to Mannheim gave me the opportunity to work part time as a research assistant at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)."

César Barreto (PhD student at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)


Aan Imp Wal - Kopie

"The Economics degree made me familiar with thinking in scenarios and sharpened my understanding of data and how to empirically test hypotheses."

Viktoria von Waldenfels (PwC)


Aan Imp Rapp

"It nourished my command of mathematical techniques and enforced scientific accuracy in my work."

Marina Da Silva Rapp (PhD student Heidelberg University)


Aan Imp Dennisdaseking

"The AWI encourages and facilitates taking part in various programs to study abroad."

Dennis Daseking (Consultant and Design Thinking Coach)



M.Sc. Economics

General Information
Course Structure
Application and Admission
Brief Overview

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General Information

The 2-year Master’s Programme in Economics is aimed at students who have successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree in Economics and would like to increase their knowledge and analytical skills in the field.

This is an advanced programme of international standards that aims to further enhance the mathematical and analytical skills of graduate students. In particular, it is aimed at getting students to be adept at independent scientific work. Its focus is on the current scientific research methods to enable students to have not only an overview but an in-depth knowledge in their chosen fields. Students are expected to write and publish papers in economic journals and to apply their practical knowledge of scientific methods in exploring economic issues. Graduates will be ready for both the demands of a career in both private and public sectors, and towards a doctorate. In line with the international focus and to prepare students for the rigours of working in a global economy, the programme is offered only in English.

Course Structure

The programme follows a modular system that takes 4 semesters to complete, including sitting for the final exams and the completion of a thesis. These 4 compulsory modules are to be completed in the first semester- Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematics.  In the second and third semesters, students are expected to choose from a range of economic and interdisciplinary elective modules and seminars to complement their research. The electives from the economics modules can be from either of these areas of focus:

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Political and Development Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Finance

In addition to these fields, courses in other main areas of economics are offered.


In the third semester, students have the opportunity to apply for a study stint abroad, including for the ERASMUSExterner Inhalt programme which is the exchange programme to promote greater mobility and cooperation between partner universities. Credits obtained from the partner universities are transferable towards your Master’s degree.

The Master’s thesis will be written in the fourth semester. More information on the programme can be found in the Course Plan and the Module Handbook.

A completion of the Master’s programme requires a total of 120 credit points (CP), out of which 40 credits should come from the compulsory modules, 50 credits from the elective modules and 30 credits from the Master’s thesis. Graduates will be conferred the degree “Master of Science” (M.Sc. for short).

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Application and Admission

The Master's programme in Economics is access-restricted but not admission-restricted. Information on the current application procedures can be found hereExterner Inhalt

Brief Overview




Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Subject type

100% (major)

Start of course

winter term every year

Normal study time

4 terms

ECTS points


Language of instruction


Application deadlines

International applicants with an
international Bachelor's degree: 15.06.

German applicants and international applicants
with a German Bachelor's degree: 15.09.


Externer Inhalt

Examination regulations


Study Guide


Module handbook


Admission regulation

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