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Master's Degree in International Economics

Master's Degree in International Economics
  • The competences of the Master’s Degree in International Economy are organized in terms of generic and specific competences. Regarding the former, in addition to the competences included in any university programme (a capacity for analysis and synthesis, learning, meeting commitments, teamwork, ethical behaviour, etc.), on this programme we can also highlight the ability to search for and analyze specialized information, the application of the knowledge acquired to the solution of problems in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts in an international context, the development of research capacity and the ability to carry out autonomous learning.


    Regarding specific competences, the objective is to enable students to perform the following tasks: write advisory reports on specific situations in the economy (international, national or regional) or in certain sectors of the economy; understand the main market phenomena and thus be able to offer their own diagnosis of the suitability and the possible effects of the different options available in terms of employment and labour market policies in industrialized societies; identify the relevant sources of economic information and their contents; develop the ability to use advanced methodological tools (mathematical, statistical  and econometric ones) necessary to start research in the field of the international economy, and which will allow them to begin postgraduate courses on a sound footing and subsequently write a doctoral thesis in this field; select the most appropriate quantitative analysis techniques and apply them with the help of specialized software; be able to analyze and interpret any aspect of economic reality, specifically questions of international economic relations, relating economic and non-economic factors (institutional and demographical issues, etc.) that can influence these relations; understand the function and the operational system of international economic institutions; select the most appropriate multivariate technique which can allow the statistical conversion of data into economic information; and the application of econometric principles to economic analysis (knowledge of the linear model and of nonlinear econometric models).


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    Regulations adaptation, recognition and credit transfer

    To be eligible for admission to the Master’s Degree programme in International Economics students must hold an official Spanish university degree. Likewise, applicants holding a university degree from foreign education systems are not required to convalidate their qualifications, provided they accredit a level of studies equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university titles and that such qualifications, in the country of issue, allow the holder access to postgraduate studies.

    The recommend profile to access is to graduate in Economics and Business Administration, Statistics, engineering, physics and mathematics. Be appreciated that the graduates have completed an intermediate training in economics subjects (macroeconomics and microeconomics), econometrics, statistics and mathematics.

    Merit assessment criteria:

    1. Academic transcript.

    2. In the case of students who do not have a degree in Economics or Business Administration, credit will be given in accordance with the relevance of the applicant’s qualifications to the content of this Masters’ Degree programme.

    3. A certificate of proficiency in English is required (at least a CEFR level of B2).

    General Admission Documentation and Requirements

    • Certificate of academic transcript for previous graduate studies (translated and legalized, if required). In the case of previous studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, certificate of grades can be introduced by using the document got through the application “Servicios Sigm@ para el alumno” in the option: “Expediente Sigm@/ Consulta de expediente/”.
      • If you are applying for Masters's studies, it is recommendable to submit additional documents such as certificates and diplomas from previous studies at university (Master or PhD program). However, you have to mark the study for providing the average Grade Declaration.
      • Statement of having finished the previous studies: Applicants with access studies pending finalization must include a Statement of having finished the previous studies stating the expected date of finalization.
    • Average Grade Declaration: Consult the side menu, “Average Grade Declaration”.
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Identity Document / Passport.

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Description of the degree

  • Current academic offer
  • Centre, department or institute responsible: Department of Economic Analysis: Economic Theory and Economic History
  • Location: Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Year established: 2010-2011
  • Type: in-class
  • Credits 60
  • Minimum ECTS per enrolment / per year: 24/part-time students; 36/full-time students
  • Teaching languages English (consult the Masters website)
  • Número de plazas ofertadas: 30

Contact Details


Ainhoa Herrarte Sánchez, Nikolas Müller-Plantenberg y Federico Steinberg Wechsler


Any query on the procedure for admission to this Master’s degree should be addressed to posgrado.oficial@uam.es