M.A. Economics of Globalisation and European Integration


The Programme offers a scientifically well-founded training in the field of economics of globalisation, international trade and European economic integration. It provides a profound insight into the current scientific knowledge in this field and is supported by scientific research at the partner universities, both at these universities individually and in a network context. The Programme leads to an in-depth understanding in the following core fields: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics and International Finance, Economics of Globalisation, Economics of European Integration, and International Trade: Theory and Policy. As a master degree in economics should also include a strong quantitative component, Applied Econometrics is taught as an additional core discipline.
The Programme was established in the academic year 1994/1995 in the form of a European consortium. The partners of this consortium jointly awarded the master's degree MA Economics of International Trade and European Integration up to and including the academic year 2010-11. Till the academic year 2010-2011, it was jointly taught and organised by a consortium of seven European universities: Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium), Università degli Studi di Bari 'Aldo Moro' (Italy), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Universidad de Cantabria(Spain), Université de Lille 1 (France), Vysoká ?kola Ekonomická v Praze (Prague University of Economics) (Czech Republic) and Staffordshire University (UK).
From the academic year 2011-12 onwards the programme, with an updated content and a new title (MA Economics of Globalisation and European Integration), was organised by nine universities: the previous seven (see above) plus Xiamen University (P.R. China) and Universidade de Brasília (Brazil). From the academic year 2013-2014 to 2017-2018, the master programme received Erasmus Mundus financing.
After a transition period from 2018 to 2020, the programme got the 3rd time funding and supporting from Erasmus Mundus with an updated member universities: Università degli Studi di Bari 'Aldo Moro' (Italy), Universidad de Cantabria(Spain), Université de Lille(France), Ghent University(Belgium), Centre for European Policy Studies(Belgium), Tartu ülikool(Estonia), Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria(Chili)and Xiamen University(China). The execution period of new agreement is 2020-2026.

    Program duration: 2 years full-time study    
    Teaching language: English    
    Program commencement: Fall semester    

For more detailed information about EGEI program, please visit :https://www.master-egei.eu/

Entry Requirements

Diploma: you have earned 120 ECTS credits in an economics or  applied economics university study programme, or you have a bachelor’s degree  considered equivalent by the Joint Studies Board.
If you are in the  final year of your academic programme, you should submit an official letter in  English from your university confirming that you are expected to finalise your  degree at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date  authenticated transcripts of results for each year of study.
English: when you have studied at one of the partner universities  your English skills are checked by the local academic coordinator. Students  from other universities should submit proof of an internet-based TOEFL level of  minimum 90 (or its equivalent in another TOEFL score system), or an IELTS grade  of least 6.5, or submit proof of having studied at least one academic year in  an English-language programme.
Selection: the selection criteria are common to all students and  primarily related to study results.

Program Structure

• The master’s program has a workload of 120  ECTS credits: a taught part of 90 credits, an internship of 10 credits and a  dissertation of 20 credits.
• The study program is full-time and runs  over 24 months. It is taught by staff of the eight partner institutions and by  high-profile visiting scholars. During the 2-years students move as a group to  at least three different universities in three different countries.

Typical Program Course Schedule

First term (Sept.–Jan.): at Xiamen University (China) or University of  Bari (Italy)
Advanced Microeconomics (6 credits)
 Advanced Macroeconomics (6 credits)
 Applied Econometrics I (6  credits)
 International Trade (6  credits)
 European Law and Institutions (6 credits)


Second term (Feb.–July.): at Ghent University and CEPS (Belgium)
Economics of European Integration(9 credits)
Open Economy Macroeconomics / Economic Policy and Governance? (9 credits)
Applied Econometrics II(6  credits)
Institutional Economics(6 credits)

Third term (Sept.-Dec.of 2nd year): One of the four  specialisation tracks
Economics and Business of Globalisation (EBG) at the  University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy). Courses: Economics and Business of  Multinational Organisations, Economics of Global Interactions, International  Trade Law, International Development, Optional courses (30 credits);
 Economics and Financial Issues in the EU (EFEU) at the  University of Cantabria, Santander (Spain). Courses: International banking and  Finance, EU Economic Policy, EU Commercial Law, International Business: a EU  perspective, Optional courses (30 credits);
International Economic Policy (IEP) at Tartu University (Estonia).  Courses: Trade Policy Analysis, International Management, Evaluation of  Economic Policies, Selected Topics in Macroeconomics, Optional courses (30  credits);
Globalisation and Emerging Market Economies (GEME) at Universidad Tecnica  Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso (Chile). Courses: Projections of Macroeconomic  Variables, Business Oriented Microeconomics, International Finance,  International Trade Agreements, Optional courses (30 credits);

Fourth term (Jan.-Aug.of 2nd year)
In the fourth  semester, students do an internship at one of the associate partners of EGEI  and write their master dissertation. They must finalise their dissertation  during the summer of the second year.
Internship(10 credits)
Final dissertation(20 credits)

How to Apply


Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Email: zengmin@xmu.edu.cn
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005