Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAPEC)

Using the toolbox of economics to solve real-world problems


MScAPEC key features

  • Rigorous training in modern economic methods: the toolbox
  • Emphasize real-world applications rather than technical details
  • Selected courses taught by professional economists from:
    • UN Conference on Trade and Development
    • Swiss National Bank
    • Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development
    • World Trade Organization
  • Optional major in specialized areas:
    • Energy and environmental policy
    • Data Science
  • Excellent placement records (see examples of student placements and current job opportunities for our students)
  • ​​Small class sizes, with ample opportunities to interact with professors

​For more information see programme structure and overview and courses available in the current academic year.

Information about the programme

  • The Master's degree is 90 ECTS, which can be completed within 12 months
  • The teaching language is English
  • Students without a background in economics can be admitted after completing a pre-programme (see how to apply page)
  • The official starting date is September each year, but it is also possible to start the programme in the spring semester (February)
  • Upon request, the programme can be followed on a part-time basis alongside employment

For more information see the how to apply page.

Information about the University of Neuchâtel

The University of Neuchâtel has been listed among the top 35 small universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

Our university emphasizes the proximity between students and lecturers. For more information about the University, please check this webpage.

Tuition fees

  • CHF 515.00 per semester for Swiss residents
  • CHF 790.00 per semester for non-Swiss residents.

Summer Break


The secretariat is closed from 19 July until 11 August 2024

Programme director


As of August 1st, 2023, Prof. Daniel Kaufmann is the new MScAPEC director.



Video presentation by our students:

Graduation 2023

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Congratulations to all our graduates !!

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