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Master in Economics

University of Minho School of Economics and ManagementBraga - PORTUGAL

Field(s) of study: Economics
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 30 €
Course cost: 1 037 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 18 months

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years

The Master in Economics has been designed for holders of a degree in Economics or Management willing to further their education in the area of Economics. This Program also gives students the chance of getting a Double degree: a Master in Economics to be awarded by the University of Minho, Portugal, and a Master in Économie et Gestion Publique - Parcours Économie et Evaluation Publique to be issued by the Université de Rennes 1, France. In order to obtain this double degree, students will have to complete the first year at the University of Minho and the second at the Université de Rennes 1.

1st Year (accounting for 60 ECTS)

1st Semester
Applied Econometrics

1st Semester
Information, Markets and Strategies

1st Semester
Macroeconomic Policies

1st Semester
Option I

2nd Semester
Project and Transferable Skills

2nd Semester
Option II

2nd Semester
Option III

2nd Semester
Option IV

2nd Year (accounting for 40 ECTS)

Dissertation or Internship + Report

Course format: 

- 1 year of classes
- 6 months for Dissertation or Internship Report

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

It offers a solid training in Economics without neglecting the possibility to furthering knowledge in some areas of Management. It ensures the development of skills deemed useful for a successful career in a diverse range of institutions, large companies, SME's disclosing high growth and public sector consulting organisms, banking, central banks, regulators, competition authorities and various agencies and international organizations. It delivers basic training to carry out a course of 3rd cycle (PhD) in the same scientific area, or other areas. 

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a bachelor degree in Economics or in Management. Students must show proof of certified English proficiency (level B2 or higher).
The admission to the Master program draws on the following criteria
     1. Component A: The Bachelor Degree's Final Score.
     2. Component B: Academic, Scientific and Technical-Professional Curriculum. 

Admission criteria: 

The candidates are listed on the basis of the following algorithm:
Selection Final Score = α (A) +β (B)

- α weight of component A [0-1]
- A corresponds to the Bachelor final score of the candidate [0-20]
- β weights of component [0-1]
- B corresponds to the Sum of all ratings assigned by the Master Programme Directing Committee to all the Candidate's Curriculum variables [0-20]. Each one configures an isolated criterion for the purposes of assigning ratings to component B.

The equation breakdown is as follows:

B1. Academic and Scientific Curriculum which integrates two sub-criteria:
   B1-1.- Weights by type of Bachelor Degree
   B1-2.- Other components of the academic and scientific curriculum
B2. English Language Score
B3. Technical-Professional Curriculum
Hence, the algorithm, in full, translate into the following equation:

     Final Score = α (A) + β (B1 + B2 + B3)

Candidates must score a minimum of 10. Candidates who do not achieve this score will not be admitted. 

In the case of holding formal knowledge of the English language (or any other foreign language), candidates must deliver English Language Score Certificate(s) when they submit their application.


Professor Cristina Amado

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