Dian van Rooi_alumnus Economics

Economics: Public Policy

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Study important domestic public policy issues, ranging from reduced income inequality and job security, to an affordable health care and pension system. Upon graduation you are an economic expert on how governments can achieve such critical goals, design effective solutions, and finance these activities. This is a track of MSc Economics.

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in the Netherlands and #28 worldwide in Economics & Econometrics
50.5%
international students

in 2020/2021

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in Business & Economics worldwide

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Program and courses

Learn how public policies and tax schemes can be designed to create the right incentives and nudges to bring important societal goals within reach.

  • Experience what it means to be a policy advisor in national governments and international organizations.
  • Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.
  • This is a track of MSc Economics. You can choose to follow the main program or one of the tracks.

Typical courses are:

  • Labor Economics
  • Taxation 
  • Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior

More on the program and courses

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Career prospects

Upon graduating you will have obtained the following title (as stated on your diploma): Master of Science.
With a specialization in Public Policy, you can apply economic theories and models to important domestic policy issues; advising governments on how to achieve, design and finance these goals. These skills are perfect for a career as policy advisor in national governments or international organizations such as the EU; researcher in applied research institutes, or consultant within nationally or internationally oriented consultancy firms.

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Finance
  • Statistical Analyst at De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Doctoral student at the University of Oxford

Alumni facts

  • Gemiddeld aantal maanden tussen afstuderen en eerste baan: 3,7
  • 84% van de Alumni zijn (zeer) tevreden over het programma 
  • Gemiddeld bruto-maandinkomen anderhalf jaar na afstuderen: € 2,734,-

Bron: Nationale Alumni Enquête 2020 | n=12

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August and end of January

Best preparatory programs:

A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics)

Pre-Master’s program:

Open to Research University students, not to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). 

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find the information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available here.

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Throughout the year you have the opportunity to meet us and learn more about Tilburg University and the programs that we offer. You can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the MSc Economics?

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