Program Economics

The program consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters.

  • You take three methods courses (3 ECTS each)
  • You take five expertise courses (6 ECTS each).
  • For an optimal exposure to the practice of the economic analyst- you take the experience course Applied Economic Analysis which culminates in thesis writing and/or project work (21 ECTS together).
  • You can choose a specialized track or compose your own personalized curriculum.
  • In this overview you find all available courses.


Important note second entry moment

The curriculum of MSc Economics is optimally designed for starting the program in September (Fall semester). Students are given the option to enter the Master in February (Spring semester). They can either write their Master thesis in the summer (and proceed with coursework in the next Fall semester) or write it in the Fall semester (potentially in line with some coursework).

It is important to note that courses in the Fall semester lay groundwork for courses in the Spring semester. If students believe they have sufficient knowledge to enter directly into the Spring semester which contains more advanced courses, they are welcome to start in February.

Prof. dr. Eric van Damme

Professor of Economics

Prof. dr. Eric van Damme

Students get to see “Economics in Action” in courses taught by world-leading and inspiring researchers. They deepen their knowledge and learn to apply the most recent methods and insights to current economic problems. The program is challenging and internationally oriented. The track structure ensures that each student gets personal attention while also allowing for a fully personalized program tailored to each students’ interests.”

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