About the Program

The Master's Program in Economics aims to prepare the participants with competence in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistical method knowledge while aiming to ensure that participants have a background that will first gain these competencies if they are not graduated from economics. If our students have worked in the field of economics in undergraduate education, they will be directly admitted to the graduate program on the basis of performance evaluation. If they graduate from another department, they will get ready for graduate program by taking basic undergraduate courses. The program aims to practice the theoretical background acquired through compulsory and elective courses as well as other programs in the Institute of Social Sciences through extensive research opportunities and communication between academic staff and students. Our Master's program specializes in Environment and Energy Economics, Political Economy and Development Economics. The language of instruction is English.

Education Opportunities

The graduate program with economics consists of two compulsory (advanced microeconomics and advanced macroeconomics) and five electives (econometrics course, business department elective courses, research methods course, accounting and finance department elective courses) and a seminar course (compulsory). Our students are able to take some of the courses (practical courses) in the first and only fully equipped finance laboratory in Northern Cyprus. Participation to all courses is compulsory and a thesis proposal for the thesis graduate program is required at the end of the seminar course. However, it is expected that a master's thesis with a high quality in the thesis master's program should be prepared under the guidance of the thesis supervisor and presented in front of the thesis jury. In non-thesis master's degree program, participation in all courses is compulsory and two compulsory and six elective courses are required. Additionally a graduation project should be prepared.

Career Areas

The curriculum offers our students a wide range of career opportunities. An important part of our business is to find jobs in a wide range of sectors including finance, consultancy and industry in public institutions and private institutions. Our graduates who choose an academic career, may have the opportunity to study in prestigious institutions in TRNC, in Turkey or abroad. You can visit the Alumni Relations and Career Research Center in Cyprus International ​​University to be aware of our graduate-university network that develops day-to-day about internships, jobs, and career opportunities both during and after your MSc program.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institue E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


1-2 Years