Economics (Master)

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The master’s programme in Economics at the University of Vienna qualifies students to analyse economic questions using methods and instruments of theory and empirical economic research. They acquire knowledge required for obtaining research findings to be presented in high-quality journals and are able to examine projections of theory based on data. Graduates of the master’s programme in Economics are additionally able to read and understand academic literature independently, question it critically and apply it to specific economic issues. The language of instruction is English. Therefore, students have to provide evidence of proficiency in English corresponding to level C1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) when enrolling on the programme.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 913

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination


Study Programme

Students acquire knowledge of

  • growth and business cycles
  • microeconometrics
  • macroeconometrics
  • game theory and information economics
  • Specialisation A: Advanced Microeconomics; Dynamic Macroeconomics with Numerics; Specialisation in Economics
  • Specialisation B: Consumption, Production and Welfare; Applied Economics; Specialisation

In addition, students have to complete a master’s thesis module, comprising a seminar for master’s students (4 ECTS credits, 2 hours per week per semester) and write a master's thesis.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Game theory
  • General electives
  • Consumption
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates are qualified to enrol on a PhD programme in Economics including independent academic research or to take up leading positions in the business sector, administration or politics.

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