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Master programme Economics

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s degree programme in Economics offers an advanced academic education in the field of Economics. Students will learn advanced modern methods of economic theory and empirical economic research. Students can select courses in accordance with their interests and specialise in a variety of economic topics including international trade and commerce, job market and labour economics, industrial economics or economics in the public sector. Courses will be held mainly in English and will enable students to acquire active and passive language skills on a professional and multidisciplinary level. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Higher education institution:
University of Linz
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

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Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Partly English
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 33 (Nr. 253)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Economics deals with modern methods of economic theory and empirical economic research.


The master’s programme in Economics consists of compulsory subjects, elective subjects, subjects that can be chosen freely, and a master’s thesis. Compulsory subjects are “Methods in Economics“, “Economic Theory“, “Advanced Topics in Economics“, and “Gender Aspects in Economics“. From the elective module “Principles in Economics and Management” up to three subjects must be studied. In this module students can choose between “Advanced Public Economics“, “Advanced trade policy“, “Advanced Exchange rate theory“, “Public choice II“, “Seminar Advanced Topics I“, “Seminar Advanced Topics II“, “Microeconometrics“, “Macroeconometrics“, “Regulation and antitrust“, “Multinational firm in the global economy“, “Financial economics and risk“. The courses that can be chosen freely can be chosen from the whole range of examination subjects of all recognised Austrian and non-Austrian postsecondary educational institutions. The programme concludes with a master’s thesis.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations