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Master (1 Subject)



Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Natural Sciences and Technology
Language English
Standard program duration 4 semesters
Admission restrictions None
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Short profile

The English-lan­guage Master’s program in Econometrics is offered jointly by the UA Ruhr Universities: TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bochum, and the Uni­ver­sity of Duis­burg-Essen (Essen campus). It com­bines the ex­per­tise of the three participating business fa­cul­ties in empirical economic re­search and eco­nom­ics with the methodologically oriented train­ing in statistics and econo­met­rics at Dort­mund. This bundling of educational and re­search competences enables a specialized curriculum covering a wide range of topics in econo­met­rics and eco­nom­ics.

Econometrics is a branch of eco­nom­ics and deals with the quantitative analysis of economic relationships using mathematical-statistical methods. These methods are used in many areas of economic re­search and are the basis for empirical applications in prominent disciplines such as labor and financial market eco­nom­ics. The application of econometric methods gains increasing significance as a key to decision support for corporations, governments, financial in­sti­tu­ti­ons, and other organizations.

Knowledge and skills

Prerequisite for the Master’s program is proof of a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, eco­nom­ics, mathematics, or a comparable field with a total of at least 180 ECTS credits. The Bachelor's degree must have been achieved with at least a final grade of “2.7”. In addition, at least 15 ECTS credits each are required in the areas of eco­nom­ics and mathematics / statistics. Stipulations to compensate for incomplete prerequisites can be requested.

English lan­guage skills of at least level B2 must be demonstrated, for example through a German Abitur certificate or an internationally recognized lan­guage certificate.

Applicants must submit an academic curriculum vitae in electronic form, with a maximum length of three pages. The Academic CV on­line form where you can fill in a questionnaire and download a PDF version can be found here to generate your Academic CV. Every applicant must moreover complete a self-assessment. However, this assessment is not a test that you can fail: we want applicants to assess and reflect their knowledge of statistics, eco­nom­ics, and econo­met­rics so that you can form an opinion on whether the program is right for you and if specific pre-courses can be taken, if necessary. The self-assessment can be downloaded here. Please click here to submit your self-assessment. You also find all this in­for­mation also on the website of the faculty and on our program website

Professional fields

Graduates are well prepared for careers in econo­met­rics, empirical economic re­search, evidence-based policy consulting, or operations re­search. It is also possible to pursue a doctoral degree in econo­met­rics or a related discipline. Students interested in re­search can prepare themselves optimally during the Master's degree by developing their theoretical-analytical skills with a focus on individually interesting economic re­search questions and applications.


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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