Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Double Degree Programme in cooperation with the University of Florence

Programme Overview

The two-year English-language double degree master's programme in development economics is jointly offered by the University of Florence and the University of Göttingen. The programme offers students the opportunity to earn both a Master of Arts (MA) in Development Economics from the University of Göttingen Faculty of Economic Sciences, and a Master of Economics and Development (MSc) offered by the University of Florence School of Economics and Management.

 The research-oriented programme provides students with advanced quantitative methods and skills necessary to conduct both theoretical and applied research in economics, as well as evaluate and formulate economic policies. The curriculum also focuses on quantitative analysis of developing economies. The programme is designed to prepare graduates to think analytically, equip them with cutting-edge research techniques, and develop in-depth knowledge of the driving forces behind economic development.

In the first year (the programme begins in the winter term), you will take both mandatory and specialization modules of the Master of Development Economics programme in Göttingen, and leave for Florence in the second year.

You spend the entire second year of your studies in Florence, taking courses from the Master of Economics and Development curriculum. These courses count towards your degree in development economics from the University of Göttingen. The fourth semester in Florence is dedicated to the completion of your master's thesis - according to the regulations of the University of Florence.

Programme Structure

First and Second Semester: Göttingen (60 Credits)

1st and 2nd semester

Socioeconomics of Rural Development and Food Security

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Development Economics I, Macro Issues in Economic Development

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Development Economics II, Micro Issues in Development Economics

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Econometrics I or Econometrics II

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Poverty and Inequality

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Course in Quantitative Economics

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Seminar in Development Economics

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

Course in Statistics

6 C

1st and 2nd semester

2 courses in Management and Business Studies

12 C


Third and Fourth Semester: Florence (60 Credits)


3rd and 4th semester

Mandatory course in Law

6 C

3rd and 4th semester

Mandatory courses in International Economics

12 C

3rd and 4th semester

Mandatory course in Economics

6 C

3rd and 4th semester

Mandatory course in selected topics

6 C

3rd and 4th semester

Electives

6 C

3rd and 4th semester

Mandatory seminar (joint seminar Florence-Goettingen)

3 C

3rd and 4th semester

Master thesis

21 C



For further information, see the Study and Examination Regulations for the M.A. in Development Economics ("Prüfungs- und Studienordnung") [in German]