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MGE-Master' Degree Programme in Public Economics and Public Finance

Learning outcomes

The programme yields profound
1) theoretical and practical expertise on a selected field of Public Economics and Public Finance, and
2) competence in applying advanced economic theory and methods in investigating issues concerning Public Economics and Public Finance.


The studies consist of the following, equally weighted categories:
I. Economic Theory and Methods (available in Finnish only)
II. Public Economics and Public Finance
III. Master?s Thesis (including seminar and maturity test)
IV. Optional studies


At least 1/4 of the studies must be done under ERASMUS exchange in (one of) the partner universities. In particular, the Master?s Thesis should be written during the exchange period. A personal study plan is made for each student.

Preceding studies

Minumum amount of preceding studies

180 ECTS.

Preceding studies
Additional information on preceding studies

Bachelor's Degree (180 ECTS), which includes the studies mentioned above (50 ECTS). The selection of students is based on grades and interviews.

Further information

The MGE partner universities are University of Tampere (Finland),University of Rennes (France), University of Fribourg (Switzerland), University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro (Alessandria, Italy), and Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). The programme yields a Double Degree that is diplomas from both partner universities of the exchange in case (MGE programme includes a compulsory exchange period in one of the partner univerisites). The Double Degree gives eligibility to doctoral studies in all partner universities.

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MGE-Master' Degree Programme in Public Economics and Public Finance

Economic Theory and Methods 35 ECTS
MGE detailed content based on the curriculum of the University of Tampere, correspoding courses in partner universities may differ in credits.
Public Economics and Public Finance 25–30 ECTS
Student can choose courses in minimum of 25 credits of the following courses.
Optional studies 20 ECTS
Optional studies may include basic, intermediate and advanced studies in the field of one's intererest and languge and communication studies.
Faculty of Management