Dian van Rooi_alumnus Economics

Program and courses Economics

Develop the skills, knowledge and attitude to become a professional economic analyst.

Program structure

The program covers 60 Credits (ECTS), over two semesters, in which you choose the following type of courses:

  • 3 methods courses (3 ECTS each), to acquire quantitative skills and qualitative tools of analysis
  • 5 field courses (seminars and a free elective, 6 ECTS each), to build your expertise;
  • The course Applied Economic Analysis, which culminates in your thesis/project report (21 ECTS together)

If you do not choose a track, you do core courses indicated below and you choose 2 more methods courses, 4 seminars, and 1 free elective. Check the diamond table for a complete overview of core courses and electives per track.

You can start at the end of August or at the end of January.

  • The curriculum is primarily designed for starting at end of August (fall semester), as courses in the fall semester lay groundwork for the courses in the spring semester.
  • If you believe that you have sufficient knowledge to enter directly into the Spring semester, you are welcome to start at the end of January. In that case you can write your theses in the summer, and proceed with coursework in the next fall semester (or write in in the fall semester, potentially in line with some coursework). 

Program content

Core courses
Elective courses: choose a certain field or compose your own curriculum
Specialize within a certain field by choosing a specific track
Master's thesis

Programs are subject to change, so we advise our students to check their exact program in the education catalog at the official start of the academic year.


Extend your master with a traineeship

Economics students have the option of an Extended Master, which adds a half year traineeship to the regular Master's program.

Extended Master: traineeship
Netspar Honors Program

Short overview of the Economics program

An excellent choice if you want to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude to become a professional economic analyst.

  • Compose your own curriculum by selecting courses from thirteen different seminars and five methods courses, giving you the option to specialize in one of six different tracks.
  • Great diversity in nationalities, with approximately 50% international fellow students.
  • Taught by internationally renowned economic professors of Tilburg University.

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