INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Master in International Economics

The Master in International Economics combines a focus on economics with the Institute’s multidisciplinary teaching in other key subjects to give students a broader view of economic policy. Courses cover trade, development, econometrics, macroeconomics, financial crises, monetary and financial systems, natural resource economics, climate change, regional integration, migration, economic history and more.

 

INCOMING STUDENTS

General Outline of the Curriculum

9 compulsory courses 9x6=54 ECTS
Possibility to choose a track
6 elective courses

2 to 4 in the discipline of specialisation

2 to 4 in one or several complementary discipline(s) 
6x6=36 ECTS

2, 3 or 4x6=12, 18 or 24 ECTS

2, 3 or 4x6=12, 18 or 24 ECTS
Dissertation 30 ECTS
TOTAL 90+30=120 ECTS

Each student is allowed to spread out the elective courses over semesters 1 to 4, but must take into account the following regulations:

  • Students must take a certain number of courses in their discipline of specialisation and in complementary disciplines;
  • It is obligatory for students to obtain a minimum of 18 ECTS credits each semester;
  • Failed courses cannot be repeated during the fourth semester of studies.

Students interested in the fast track option must obtain the 90 course credits required by the curriculum by the end of the third semester. In the third semester, students on the PhD programme in International Economics must take one of the two advanced courses that are supposed to be taken in the first semester of the PhD programme (“Advanced International Macroeconomics A”, “Advanced International Trade A”); and students on the PhD programme in Development Economics must take one of the three advanced courses (“Advanced Development Macroeconomics”, “Advanced Development Microeconomics”, “Advanced Resource Economics A”). This course will replace one of the elective courses included in the master programme curriculum. Students admitted to the fast track programme cannot take one of the two courses “Econometrics IIIA” or “Econometrics IIIB”, which are reserved for master students who are writing a dissertation.

Students have the opportunity to spend the third semester at one of the Institute’s partner universities as part of its exchange programmes. At the end of this period abroad, they will be able to transfer a maximum of 30 ECTS credits.
 

Incoming students

Semester 1: Autumn 2017

3 compulsory courses
(3X6=18 ECTS)

 

1 or 2 elective courses
(1X6=6 ECTS or 2X6=12 ECTS)

Including 1 recommended elective course:

Students can decide to take no elective courses in the first semester, but it is strongly recommended to follow at least one elective so as to accumulate a minimum of 24 course credits.

Semester 2: Spring 2018

3 compulsory courses

(3x6=18 ECTS)

 

1 compulsory course in the chosen track
(1x6=12 ECTS)

For the track “International Finance and Macroeconomics”

 

For the track “International Trade”

 

For the track “Development Economics”

 

If the student decides not to follow a track, this compulsory course will be replaced by an additional elective course in Economics.

1 or 2 elective course(s)
(1X6=6 ECTS or 2X6=12 ECTS)

Students can decide to take no further elective courses in the second semester, but it is strongly recommended to follow at least one more elective so as to accumulate a minimum of 30 course credits in this semester and reach a total of at least 48 credits, preferably 54 or 60, by the end of the first year.

Semester 3: Autumn 2018

1 compulsory course + 1 additional course in the chosen track

(2x6=12 ECTS)

For the track “International Finance and Macroeconomics”

For the track “International Trade”

 

For the track “Development Economics”

 

Students who decide not to follow a track can choose any course in Economics, including “The Economics of International Trade”. However, if they have already taken or are taking one of the two “Trade” classes, they will not be allowed to take “The Economics of International Trade” and will chose alternative elective courses in Economics. Under exceptional circumstances, students in the “Development Economics” or “International Finance and Macroeconomics” tracks can ask to substitute “The Economics of International Trade” with “International Trade A” or “International Trade B”. The head of department will consult the relevant professors and decide whether to allow this change. 

1, 2, or 3 elective courses
(1, 2 or 3x6=6, 12 or 18 ECTS)   



The list of elective courses offered for the academic year 2018–19 will be available at the end of the spring semester 2018.

Semester 4: Spring 2019

1 strongly recommended elective course
(1X6=6 ECTS)

Or

 

Dissertation

(30 ECTS)

 

CONTINUING STUDENTS

Semester 3: Autumn 2017

1 compulsory course + 1 additional course in the chosen track
(2x6=12 ECTS)

For the track “International Finance and Macroeconomics”

 

For the track “International Trade”

 

For the track “Development Economics”

 

Students who decide not to follow a track can choose any course in Economics, including “The Economics of International Trade”. However, if they have already taken or are taking one of the two “Trade” classes, they will not be allowed to take “The Economics of International Trade” and will chose alternative elective courses in Economics. Under exceptional circumstances, students in the “Development Economics” or “International Finance and Macroeconomics” tracks can ask to substitute “The Economics of International Trade” with “International Trade A” or “International Trade B”. The head of department will consult the relevant professors and decide whether to allow this change. 

1,2 or 3 elective course(s)
(1, 2 or 3X6=6, 12 or 18 ECTS) 
  
 

Student should have completed a minimum of 78 and preferably 84 or 90 course credits by the end of the third semester.

Semester 4: Spring 2018

1 strongly recommended elective course
(1X6=6 ECTS)

Or

 

Dissertation

(30 ECTS)

 

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

In the discipline of specialisation

Autumn 2017

Spring 2018

 

In one or several complementary discipline(s):
(12-24 ECTS, 2 to 4 courses)

The complementary courses are the ones that you can choose from another disciplinary department or in the MIA and MDEV curricula, only if they are open to your department and subject to places being available. More specifically, you will be able to register to these courses online via Campus. These courses shouldn’t be confused with courses taken outside of the curricula (“hors-plan” courses) which are usually not opened to your department, or courses taken in an academic institution (out of exchange programmes). You can register to these courses with formal dispensation, under the condition not to exceed a cumulative total of 12 ECTS (on the whole four semesters) and to ask for authorisation to the Direction of Studies via a form available in the internet Student Portal.