The Master in Economics is designed for holders of a bachelor’s degree with a solid background in Economics and Management. The Master in Economics intends to reinforce the knowledge in economic theory acquired during the first cycle degree and to develop the technical skills needed for careers in Economics and related areas such as Finance. The degree provides access to a professional career within a wide range of institutions such as regulatory bodies, banks and other financial institutions, consulting and auditing firms, international organizations, as well as access to doctoral programmes for students wishing to pursue a career in scientific research. All courses are taught in English.
The Master in Economics is offered as a double degree in partnership with the University of Rennes I. Students who take this opportunity and are successful in obtaining the double degree will be awarded the degree of “Mestrado em Economia” from the University of Minho, and the “Master Économie et Gestion Publique - Parcours Économie et Evaluation Publique” issued by the
University of Rennes I.
Students participating in the double degree take the first year of the Master’s programme at University of Minho and the second year at the University of Rennes I, including thesis work.
This programme allows students to study abroad without the additional payment of tuition. Students have to register and pay tuition fees only in their home university. The programme will be entirely offered in English by the University of Minho and the University of Rennes I.
Conditions of access to the double degree programme:
Students attending the Master in Economics at the University of Minho who wish to take the double degree at the University of Rennes 1 must fulfil the following requirements:
1. The student must have completed 60 ECTS credits in the first-year course of the Master in Economics at the University of Minho.
2. The student should have an average grade of at least 14 (on a 20 scale) corresponding to the first-year coursework of the Master in Economics at the University of Minho.
3. As a proof of English language proficiency, the student must have both written and carried out the public presentation of his/her research project (thesis or internship) in English.
When the number of candidates at the University of Minho exceeds the maximum number of 5 slots per academic year, the master’s committee will choose the 5 best candidates based on their average grade in the first-year coursework of the Master in Economics. The remaining candidates will remain as potential substitutes.
For questions related with scholarships and other practical matters regarding the exchange programme, the student should contact Dra. Estela Vieira, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: + 351 253 601 904.