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Econometrics - Master of Science


Econometrics is a two-year master’s program jointly offered by the TU Dortmund University, Ruhr University of Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen. The program is aimed at quantitatively oriented students who hold a BSc in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or related disciplines. Econometric methods are increasingly gaining importance in research, business and the public sector. Students of Econometrics are capable of using mathematical models to quantitatively describe and analyze problems that arise in companies, research, government, financial institutions and other organizations. They have an extensive understanding of statistical methods and an in-depth knowledge of central economic causal relationships and the resulting econometric questions.

All compulsory courses and a majority of the electives are taught in English.

Structure of study program

The program comprises five core and four elective modules, including a six-month Master thesis. Most modules consist of multiple courses which may be chosen according to the individual interests of the students. Core courses teach key concepts in Statistical Theory, Econometrics and Time Series Analysis. The core curriculum also conveys skills in project management, consulting and applied research. A large pool of electives and specialized seminars enables the students to deepen their knowledge in selected fields of econometric theory and applied economic research, e.g., health economics or financial econometrics.


Graduates are well prepared for a further career in econometrics, empirical economic research and evidence-based policy consulting. Students interested in pursuing an academic career are supported in developing analytical skills tailored to specific research questions. The program thus prepares optimally for a doctorate in econometrics or related disciplines.

Admission prerequisites

Further information on the prerequisites for the program can be found here.

Important Files and more information

Admission to the Master program is only possible if certain requirements have been met. These admission requirements and further information on enrolment can be found here.

Note: In each case, the terms of study are relevant; the recommended course of study represents only a possibility.