Curriculum MPEF 1st year The MPEF is an integrated Master and Ph.D. programme in Economics and Finance which offers high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. MPE/F students are enrolled in one of the two Economics Master's programmes: A) Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F), or B) Economics (MEcon) Curriculum MPEF 1st year Master's programme MiQE/F MEcon Compulsory courses - Mathematics - Statistics - Advanced Mathematics and Statistics - Mathematics - Econometrics I - Econometrics II - Econometrics I - Advanced Macroeconomics II - Advanced Microeconomics II - Advanced Macroeconomics I, II, III - Advanced Microeconomics I, II, III - Theory of Finance Core field elective courses - 2 Field courses Finance / Econometrics* - Microeconometrics or Time Series Econometrics or Asset Pricing or Financial Volatility - Econometrics II - 1 Field course Economics - 1 core course Plus 2 courses out of - Field courses or other Core Electives, including PEF Electives, each of 4 ECTS credits - Core Electives, including PEF electives, each of 4 ECTS credits MPEF research seminar - MPEF Research Seminar - MPEF Research Seminar * Asset Pricing and Financial Volatility for PEF Finance specialisation; Microeconometrics and Time Series Econometrics for PEF Econometrics specialisation. Compulsory courses The compulsory courses include eight subjects. You will acquire basic methods and a theoretical knowledge of economics, finance and econometrics, as well as of mathematics and statistics. These courses establish a common basis for all the students with different backgrounds. Core field electives The core field electives involve advanced application-oriented work and problem solving and allow various specialisations. MPEF first year research seminar (4 ECTS Credits) In this seminar MPEF students have the opportunity to present preliminary versions of their scientific research. The members of the PEF Programme committee will be present at the research seminar, offer comments and evaluate students' contributions. Total Credits A total of 54 ECTS credits are to be obtained from compulsory and core field elective courses as well as the first year research seminar. Contextual Studies Contextual Studies situate the more specialised study in the core disciplines within the relevant social, political, historical, philosophical and aesthetic context. Students take a total of 18 ECTS Credits of contextual study courses during the entire two years of the MPEF.