Dian van Rooi_alumnus Economics

Program and courses Economics: Public Policy track

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

Program structure:

This one-year track of MSc Economics consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 6 core courses (24 ECTS)
  • 4 elective courses (21 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (15 ECTS)

You can start at the end of August or at the end of January. However, the curriculum is primarily designed for the program to start at the end of August (fall semester), as courses in the fall semester lay groundwork for courses in the spring semester. If you believe that you have sufficient knowledge to enter directly into the spring semester, you are also welcome to start end of January. 

Program content

Core courses
Elective courses
Master's thesis

Please Note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in Osiris Student at the start of the year.


Make the most of your Master's

In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following advanced programs:

Extended Master: traineeship (+0.5 years)

Short overview of the Economics: Public Policy track

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

  • Learn what it means to be a policy advisor in national governments and international organizations such as the EU, a researcher in applied research institutes or a consultant at an (inter)nationally oriented consultancy firm.
  • Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.

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