MSc in Economics

ISCTE Business School – University Institute of Lisbon

Program Description

MSc in Economics

ISCTE Business School – University Institute of Lisbon

This Master programme is recommended for students with a good technical background who wish to obtain a rigorous, in-depth education in economic theory and policy at the graduate level, to prepare a successful career in research or as professional economists working for central banks, the banking industry, government institutions, and international organizations or as economics and finance consultants. The Masters degree consists of one year, full-time, of coursework, plus one semester for the production of a dissertation. In the first year, the two semesters are focused on providing strong foundations on the core subjects (microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics), while allowing students to choose four additional courses in field subjects (or extra courses in the core subjects). In the third and final semester, students are expected to undertake research under the supervision of a faculty member, with the support of a course of seminars in economic research.

Compulsory components

There are five compulsory components of the coursework that should be highlighted. Students are required to:

  1. Attend a one-week preparatory course in mathematics and statistics;
  2. Take two compulsory modules in each of the three core areas;
  3. Choose four elective modules from a list of additional courses;
  4. Attend a seminar course in economic research in the third semester;
  5. Write a dissertation of up to 10,000 words.

Tuition 2016/2017


MSc. inEconomics

1st Year € 2.400,00
2nd Year (dissertation/project) € 1.600,00

This tuition includes:

  • Free access to all IBS facilities and general services.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 - 2 years
Full time
4,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Portugal Lisbon
Application deadline Request Info
End date May 5, 2017
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 4,000 EUR