The master’s programme in Political and Empirical Economics at the University of Graz is taught completely in English and provides the ideal preparation for working in applied research, for instance at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Institute for Advanced Studies, National Bank of Austria, NGOs, banks etc., or for an academic career in the university sector.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
You should have an interest in the causes and contexts of social, political and economic problems, phenomena and relationships. For admission to the master’s programme you must also have already completed a first degree in a relevant subject area.
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This master’s programme will give you a sound training in political and economic theory on which to base empirical work and make recommendations on economic policy issues. It covers a broad spectrum of topics including environmental and climate economics, game theory, econometrics, international trade, property markets and more.
The study programme can also be taken as a double degree, taught completely in English, in partnership with the University of Udine. You will need to spend a mandatory semester abroad (30 ECTS credit points) at the partner institution as part of your study programme.
Doctoral Programme of Social and Economic Sciences
The Doctoral Programme of Social and Economic Sciences allows you to develop your own research interests further and to perfect your methodological skills. You will work independently to investigate academic questions and contribute to the development of knowledge and innovation in your subject area
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
As a graduate of this master’s programme you will be able to work in both the private and public sectors, either in Austria or abroad. Depending on your individual focus of studies you will be qualified for professional roles in research in universities and non-university institutions, chambers of commerce and industry and other professional associations, international organisations (such as the OECD, ECB, World Bank, UN), banks and insurance companies, industry, corporate consulting, policy advice, journalism or public relations work in the political and economic sectors.
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Excellent study environment
Small group sizes, good opportunities for jobs as research assistants, excellent personalised supervision and support
Double Degree option in cooperation with the University of Udine
Teaching staff with a strong research profile, international focus, good record of placement in PhD programmes, both in Austria and abroad
Full details of admissions procedures and current deadlines are available on our main page.
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