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Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) | Master

The Master in Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) is a four-semester English-language program. It addresses current economic and socio-political topics such as socioeconomic inequalities, globalization and climate change and discusses instruments of economic policy to tackle these issues. The program combines theory with applications and has a strong focus on methods for quantitative empirical analysis, that enables students to empirically assess economic policy. Throughout the entire program, students will profit from the department’s great staff-to-student ratios and opportunities from the accompanying internship program through the Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA). Incorporating a voluntary internship module, the program offers the possibility to combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience in evidence-based policy making based on a fruitful exchange with external research institutions (DIW, PIK, MCC). A joint Double Degree program and other excellent partner universities ensure best support for internationalization during the Master.

The Master in EPQM builds on our successful Bachelor programs in Economics (Volkswirtschaftslehre) and Policy and Economics (Politik und Wirtschaft) where students are well prepared for entering the Master program.

NameEconomic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM)
DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study4 semesters
Credit points120
Language of instructionEnglish
Start of study (1st semester)Winter semester (October)
Application DeadlineCheck here
Tuition FeesNone (only semester fees)!

Why Studying EPQM in Potsdam?

With its proximity to national institutions of economic policy making in Berlin and regional institutions in the state capital of Brandenburg, Potsdam is a perfect location to study economic policy issues. Students will profit from:

  • the department’s excellent staff-to-student ratios
  • a wide variety of courses that offer great possibilities to specialize in Economic Policy or Quantitative Methods
  • our close cooperation with leading research institutes (DIW, PIK, MCC) and the associated internship program 
  • the possibility to participate in selected Ph.D. classes of the Berlin School of Economics (BSoE) at early stages
  • workshops and policy events of our Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)
  • close interaction with faculty members and guests in the weekly research seminar (PRSE)
  • international orientation and the possibility to study abroad (more information)
  • Double Degree Program International Master in Public Policies in cooperation with University of Rennes
  • reach the campus in 13 (23) minutes from Berlin Charlottenburg (Central Station) with the RE23.

A limited number of student research (RA) positions is available for talented students. Contract options range from six hours per week (monthly salary: 355 EUR) up to 12 hours per week (monthly salary: 710 EUR).


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Program Structure

Double Degree Program with University of Rennes

Future Career Options

Prerequisites for Admission to the Master’s Program



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