Second-Year curriculum

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master QEM: Second Year


Objective: The second year of the Quantitative Economics Master programme is focused on specialization courses to complete a Master's dissertation.

Second Year Courses of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master QEM

60 ECTS credits are required and are allocated as follows:

  • 36 ECTS Credits of Scientific Courses: Second-year combines core and elective courses. The core courses are offered every year. The elective courses vary by year and university. For specific information on second-year courses offered by each partner University see the following links: 

In addition, each university offers Special Topic Reading Course (up to 4 ECTS credits per year) and Weekly Seminars (up to 4 ECTS credits per year).

  • 4 ECTS Credits of Foreign Language Courses: Each semester, students take courses in French, ItalianPolish, or Spanish as a foreign language. These courses are mandatory and 2 ECTS credits are awarded for these courses, which corresponds to approximately 50 hours of language classes and cultural excursions. These courses are graded either pass or fail.
  • 20 credits of Master's Dissertation: Students are required to prepare a master's dissertation during their fourth semester under the joint supervision of two advisors from the specialization universities. Students must then defend their dissertation in front of a joint committee composed of members from both universities.