These courses are compulsory for first-year research students. For each compulsory course there are additional exercise classes by teaching assistants.
The background course on Mathematics and the background course on Probability and Statistics run intensively in August and September, while the other compulsory courses (divided in 3 modules) run twice a week from early September till end of March 2021. The Macroeconomics module will start in the second teaching block (in November 2020) and continue until early June 2021.
In addition, a 5-class methods course will run in Teaching Block IV in the Spring.
During the first, second and third year, students are required to pass 8 advanced courses to be chosen with the agreement of the supervisor/advisor. First year students can only attend advanced courses in block IV.
Each teaching block is followed by exams.