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Master in Economics and Finance

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>Teaching language: English
>Teaching starts on September 17th 2018

The objectives of the Master in Economics and Finance - Research Track (RT) are to:

  • Provide a strong background in and the necessary tools to conduct state-of-the-art analysis in Economics and Finance. Emphasis is placed on recent developments at the academic research frontier.
  • Give students an insight into the activities of research-related jobs.
  • Prepare qualified and interested students for a PhD in our doctoral School in Economics and Finance (DSEF).



The RT offers advanced courses that expose students to fundamental research methods in the fields of Economics and Finance. Various optional courses allow students to specialize in either Economics or Finance. At the same time, the set of compulsory courses ensures that students gain a thorough understanding of important concepts and ideas pertaining to both fields.
Following their coursework, students are required to write a master thesis.


Students who successfully complete the RT will have acquired the necessary background for jobs in research-related sectors, either in Luxembourg or abroad. These include jobs with central banks, private banks, ministries, insurance companies, the EIB, or statistical offices. For its best graduates, the RT offers the option to enrol in the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance (DSEF) of the University of Luxembourg and to pursue a Ph.D.


Admission requirements include 4 years of completed studies (Master/240 ECTS). If English is not the native language of the student he or she will have to prove the fluency in this language (level B2) through any well-known certificate. Students are selected on the basis of their application dossier by a scientific committee. It is advantageous to include the general GRE test scores (pdf suffices) to the application dossier.

Merit based financial assistance is available to a limited number of students admitted to the research track.