Master in Economics

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Program Description

Master in Economics

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management

This MSc in Economics aims to provide: (i) advanced knowledge in the field of economic theory; (ii) methodologies and techniques needed to the analysis and research in the fields of theoretical and applied economics; (iii) adequate instruments to pursuing the study of economics at the PhD level (this MSc gives direct access to the doctoral programme in Economics at ISEG).

Target Audience

The MSc in Economics is intended to complement and to deepen first-cycle education provided by first cyle degree in Economics. The main objectives are that the students reach advanced knowledge in economic theory and in the methods and empirical techniques useful to analyze economic reality. This MSc prepares the students to pursue their careers as economists, researchers and teachers, high ranking staff in firms, banks, international organizations and public institutions.

Programme Organization

The master’s study programme is spread across 4 semesters with a total of 120 ECTS, 42 of them (12 in the third semester and 30 in the fourth semester) correspond to a dissertation. All the course units will be taught in English.

Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

We will consider candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Management, Applied Mathematics for Economics and Management or other candidates considered adequate by the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee. The candidates will be selected according to their BSc marks, CV details and a possible interview.


1st year – 1st semester

  • Econometrics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Microeconomics

1st year – 2nd semester

  • Advanced Topics of Microeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Theory
  • Free option Unit

2nd year – 1st semester

  • 3 Free option units
  • Dissertation (Seminar)

2nd year – 2nd semester

  • 30 Dissertation
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Part time
5,000 EUR
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Start date Sept. 2017
Portugal Lisbon
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Duration 2 years
Price 5,000 EUR