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Economics: Sustainable Development

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Analyze the sources of economic growth in a country or region, the obstacles to growth and development they face, and their potential negative environmental consequences. Upon graduation you have become trained to evaluate and write policies and strategies towards economic development and sustainable resource use. This is a track of MSc Economics.

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#1
in the Netherlands, #6 in Europe, #28 worldwide in Business and Economics

Times Higher Education Subject Ranking, 2019

Program and courses

Evaluate people’s willingness to pay for environmental improvements, measure the effectiveness of structural reform policies, and write policy proposals regarding income inequality and growth, educational policies, and innovation strategies.

  • Gain an understanding of how markets function, when they fail and how various markets are interrelated, which is essential in companies' strategic decision process as well as in solving social economic and development problems.
  • 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:

  • Growth and Regional Development
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Governance of Innovation

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 Sustainable Development you are fully prepared to evaluate and write policies and strategies towards development and sustainable resource use. These skills are tailored for a career in international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, or internationally oriented consultancy firms. 

Some examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Consultant at The World Bank
  • Credit Risk Analyst at FMO
  • Financial-Economic Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

Alumni facts

  • 96% is (very) satisfied with the program
  • 43% works abroad
  • Gross average monthly income 1.5 years after graduation: €3,682

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2018 | n=23 (28% response rate of graduates in 2016-17)

    More on the career prospects

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    Application and admission

    This Master’s program starts:

    At the end of August and at the end of January

    Best preparatory programs:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics)
    • Please note: Students with a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) Bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply for this program.

    Pre-Master’s program

    Only available for Research University students, not for students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). 

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

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