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Master 1 Economics


Teaching method: Initial training or Continuing education

Locations : Marseille (courses taught in English); Aix-en-Provence (most of courses taught in French, some courses taught in English)

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French, English

Department: Aix-Marseille School of Economics

  • Objectives

    The aim of the Master's in Economics is to train economists capable of understanding contemporary economic problems both on a theoretical and applied level. These economists will be able to understand the environment in which companies and administrations operate and anticipate the issues at stake. The Master's degree has a quantitative dimension that is necessary in a society in which data play an increasingly important role - jobs related to economic analysis and data exploitation are set to expand considerably.
    The training has a dual purpose: academic and professional. A solid academic training is necessary to provide students with a capacity for reflection and analysis enabling them to develop favourably during their career. This first year constitutes the foundation on which the specialised professional courses offered to students wishing to enter the labour market at the end of the Master's programme and the in-depth courses in economics and econometrics for those intending to pursue doctoral studies are based.

    The M1 in taught in English in Marseille, and in French/English in Aix-en-Provence. The ME tracks are full English.
    The M2 DADEE is co-organised with Sciences Po Aix.

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    Career opportunities

    Examples of jobs held by our graduates: General economist, Research manager, Data analyst, Data consulting, Project manager, Quantitative analyst, Economic journalist, Project manager, Economic advisor, Business consultant, Consultant, Positions in government agencies, international organisations, banks, financial institutions and NGOs, Positions in the economic departments of embassies, consulates and ministries accessible by competitive examination, Business and government economist, Positions in support of public decision-making.

    Students enrolled in the research track can apply to join a PhD programme and write a thesis, at AMSE or other universities.

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  • Teachings

  • Syllabi of courses

  • Admission - First Year

    Who can apply?

    This master is aimed at students wishing to deepen their knowledge in Quantitative Economics with a view to professional integration after 5 years of higher education or to pursue a PhD. The target audience are students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics, a MIASHS degree or a scientific degree (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science).

    How to apply?

    Access is recommended in M1 and is also possible in M2. All students must submit an application file which will be examined by the pedagogical commission of the Faculty of Economics and Management (for more details on the procedure to follow, please consult the faculty's website).

    Apply at the time of admission on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    The Master of Economics has bilingual teaching in M1 and English only in M2. It welcomes international students (nearly 50%), some of whom receive Eiffel scholarships. Erasmus mobility is possible in the first semester of M1 if it was planned the previous year or in the second semester of M1 depending on the remaining places. Students work in an international environment and express themselves and write in English.

    This course is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education


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