MGE – Master’s Degree Programme in Public Economics and Public Finance


European Master in Public Economics and Public Finance (MGE) is an interuniversity master programme that leads to a double degree in Economics. The programme is produced jointly by five European partner universities, the University of Rennes1 [France], University of Fribourg [Switzerland], the University of Tampere [Finland], Università degli Studi del Piamonte Orientale ”Amedeo Avogadro”, Alessandria [Italy] (English pages for Erasmus students) and Masaryk University, Brno [Czech Republic].

The MGE programme offers a coordinated package of master studies in the partner universities. The studies consist of advanced courses in economic theory and methods, field courses in public economics and public finance, and some optional courses. The main idea of the programme is to exploit the expertise of the partner universities via student exchange in order to produce sound scholarly and professional skills for the economists’ international labor market.

Completing the MGE double degree takes two academic years. During the first year, one studies his/her home university completing the advanced economics courses. During the second year, he/she spends one or two semesters in one of the partner universities taking some field courses and writing his/her thesis. The exchange studies and the thesis are completed in English, and the exchange is organized via the Erasmus programme.

MGE in nutshell:

  • 2-year double degree Master’s programme in economics
  • Field: public economics
  • Erasmus exchange in one of the five European partner universities
  • Application open yearly for UTA students in Economics
  • A diploma from UTA and the exchange university



Further Information

More information:

MGE study guide

The next application period for MGE programme is 4 December 2018 – 23 January 2019.

For information on applying, please contact professor Hannu Laurila.



Professor Hannu Laurila (curriculum, personal study plans etc.)
Coordinator of International affairs, ms. Terhi Nieminen  (exchange studies, application process)