DE - University of Trier - Economics

Document date: 
Friday, 24 July, 2015

Name of the Master programme

M.Sc. Economics (Empirical Analysis)


Universität Trier

Contact person

Ludwig von Auer

Contact email address


Short description of the Master programme

The M.Sc. Economics is completely taught in English and offers five different variants. The variant denoted M.Sc. Economics (Empirical Analysis) has a focus on empirical methods. Students of this variant can add to their master's degree the EMOS certificate. The M.Sc. Economics (Empirical Analysis) has a compulsory part (Econometrics, Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Marcoeconomics, Elements of Econometrics and Statistics). These courses represent 40 ECTS. Another 50 ECTS can be chosen from various courses in the fields of economics, statistics and econometrics. The Master programme is completed by the master thesis (30 ECTS).

M.Sc. Economics (Empirical Analysis) features various empirical/statistical courses (e.g., econometrics, time series analysis). Of course, for the elective courses of EMOS, students in the M.Sc. Economics (Empirical Analysis) programme can choose among a wide range of courses fitting their individual interests and needs. One of the advantages of the M.Sc. Economics (Empirical Analysis) programme is its connection to the M.Sc. Survey Statistics. This is another programme of the Economics department offering the EMOS certificate. 40 ECTS can be imported from this programme. The M.Sc. Survey Statistics offers courses that are highly relevant for the EMOS certificate.

Web page of the Master programme


Entrance criteria (grade of bachelor's degree, language, other)

Students holding a bachelor's degree in

  • Economics with a final grade of at least 2.5 (or between 2.6 and 2.7 in special cases where the examination board decides to accept the application),
  • Economics as a minor or a bachelor's degree from Trier University in either Business Administration, Social Sciences, Information Systems or Business Mathematics or, 
  • a bachelor's degree that is equivalent to the degrees listed above with at least 60 ECTS earned in Economics

with a final grade of at least 2.0 are admitted.

Applicants who do not hold the German degree of the "allgemeine oder fachgebundene Hochschulreife" have to prove their language proficiency in English by having passed one of the following tests, which should have been taken within the last three years:

  • TOEFL (TOEFL-code: 9208):

internet-based: at least 80 points;

computer-based: at least 215 points;

paper-based: at least 550 points

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • IELTS with at least 6,0 points
  • UNIcert III
  • C1 certificate for CEF
  • Certificate of a degree in an English-speaking Bachelor program (or equivalent) in an English- or German-speaking country


Two years

Number of ECTS


Cooperation partner in Official Statistics

German Federal Statistical Office, Rhineland-Palatinate Statistical Office, and other institutions

Start date

Autumn 2015