Top European Master’s Programs in Economics

Top European Master’s Programs in Economics

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As admissions season for Master’s programs in Europe gets underway, we thought we would help you narrow your search by posting a list of 15 Top Master’s Programs in Economics, grouped by country. Back in January we posted the Top Research Institutions in Europe, based on RePEc rankings. The list below moves beyond rankings to include personally selected institutions from across Europe that offer highly acclaimed Master’s programs in a range of disciplines and specializations.

So as you’re weighing your options and searching for a Master’s program that’s right for you, we hope that a look through this list will help you narrow your choices and jumpstart your application process!

Program Name



MSc in Financial EconomicsUniversity of Oxford, Saïd Business SchoolUnited Kingdom

MSc in EconomicsLSE – London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom

Scottish Graduate Programme in EconomicsUniversity of EdinburghUnited Kingdom

MSc in Economics/Econometrics/FinanceUniversity of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom

MSc in EconomicsUniversity of Barcelona, Faculty of Economics and BusinessSpain

Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business (MAREB)

Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaSpain

Master in Economics: Empirical Applications and PoliciesUniversity of the Basque Country UPV/EHUSpain

Master in Economics and Public PolicySciences Po, Department of EconomicsFrance

Advanced Master in International Development EconomicsUniversity of NamurBelgium

MA Development Studies (Economics of Development Major)International Institute of Social Studies – Erasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research with a specialisation in EconometricsMaastricht UniversityThe Netherlands

MSc in Economics & Business Administration – Applied Economics and FinanceCopenhagen Business SchoolDenmark

MSc in EconomicsUniversity of MannheimGermany

MSc in EconomicsHEC Lausanne, Faculty of Business and EconomicsSwitzerland

Master in Economics LMECUniversity of BolognaItaly

While this list offers many top programs from across the continent, feel free to browse our broader list of courses and programs found here.

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