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Study Programme

  • Quick Facts

    Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Focus: MENA Economics
    Specialization: Institutional Economics, Accounting and Finance, Market-based Management, Information and Innovation Management
    Start: Each Winter Semester (October)
    Duration: 4 semesters / 2 years
    Language: English
    Application Period: 1st of April - 15th of July
    Tuition Fees: No tuition fees for EMEA at Philipps-Universität Marburg (see section on Fees & Funding below)

  • Exemplary Study Plan

    The exemplary study plan for a start in the winter semester is shown below. The first two semesters include basic and advanced classes in economics and MENA economics as well as interdisciplinary classes. Students specialise in the third and fourth semester by choosing one of four possible specialisations from the fields 'Institutional Economics', 'Accounting and Finance', 'Market-based Management', or 'Information and Innovation Management'. The master's program is completed with further specialization and the master's thesis in the fourth semester. Please note that students can deviate from the exemplary study plan by shifting the workload between semesters. However, please note that not all courses and modules are available in both winter term and summer term.

    Exemplary Study Plan:
    Semester 1: Intro to MENA Region (6), Intro to MENA Region (6), Economic Analysis (6), MENA Economics (6), Elective (6)
    Semester 2: Economic Analysis (6), MENA Economics (6), MENA Economics (6), MENA Economics (6), MENA Economics (6)
    Semester 3: Specialisation (6), Specialisation (6), Elective (6), Elective (6), Elective (6)
    Semester 4: Specialisation (6), Specialisation (6), Master's Thesis (18)
    Between brackets are the ECTS - 30 ECTS are recommended every semester for a total of 120 ECTS at the end of the Master's programme

    A simplified list of courses under each module can be found here.

    Learn about the variety of master's thesis projects with which ECAR and EMEA alumni completed their studies.

  • Programme Duration

    The full-time study program is designed for four semesters of six months each.
    The total duration of the course amounts to 24 months.
    All semesters take place in Marburg except for those students who opt for an optional stay abroad.

  • Module Handbook & List of Import Modules

  • Fees and Funding

    No tuition fees are imposed at Philipps-Universität Marburg. However, students have to pay an administration fee of approx. EUR 350 for each semester (subject to change). This fee also covers subsidised meals in the student cantine and the costs for public transportation during the whole semester in and beyond the state of Hesse. That means, you will be able to travel for free to many important cities and attraction sites: Frankfurt, Kassel, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Heidelberg,...

    You can find an overview about living costs in Marburg here.

    It is worthwhile to check into the scholarship database of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), StipendiumPlus and Stipendienlotse. There are various scholarship funds provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other institutions. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), for instance, is a substantial funding source for students from developing countries.

    The School of Business and Economics at Philipps-Universität Marburg often has job positions to be filled. As a student assistant, you will be involved in different activities, from administration to research. If you speak German, your chance of being recruited is higher. For many positions, an excellent command of English suffices.

  • Information for EMEA Students with Admission Prior to 2017

    • A document dealing with the topics 'Programme Structure', 'Module Descriptions', and 'Fees and Funding' is available here.
    • The module handbook can be downloaded here.